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ERIC Number: EJ846947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Mastery Motivational Climate: Influence on Physical Play and Heart Rate in African American Toddlers
Parish, Loraine E.; Rudisill, Mary E.; St. Onge, Paul M.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v78 n3 p171-178 Jun 2007
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a planned mastery motivational physical play session on physical activity (i.e., heart rate [HR] and physical play intensity [PAHR greater than 50]) in toddlers (N = 21), as compared to a nonplanned free play session. Participants wore a monitor to measure HR over two, 30 min play conditions. A multivariate analysis of variance was conducted to evaluate the effect of the play conditions. A significant difference between conditions and physiological measures revealed that the mastery motivational physical play session resulted in higher HR and PAHR greater than 50 when compared to free play. These findings suggest the mastery motivational session resulted in more vigorous physical play in toddlers than free play. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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