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Cale, Lorraine; Harris, Jo; Duncombe, Rebecca – European Physical Education Review, 2016
There are growing expectations on schools to promote health and physical activity and helping schools to effectively do so is considered a priority. This paper reports on selected findings from a research project that was concerned with supporting secondary schools in the effective promotion of physical activity and establishing their needs in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Health Promotion
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Roberts, Simon; Fairclough, Stuart – European Physical Education Review, 2012
The primary purpose of this study was to develop and validate a System for Observing the Teaching of Games in Physical Education (SOTG-PE). Primary pilot testing of the SOTG-PE was conducted in a large, selective, all-boys secondary school in the north-west of England. Two hundred and eighty three pupils aged 11-16 volunteered as participants for…
Descriptors: Expertise, Physical Education, Observation, Testing
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Dagkas, Symeon; Stathi, Afroditi – European Physical Education Review, 2007
This study explores the social factors that influence young people's participation in school and out of school physical activities. Fifty-two 16-year-old adolescents from different socioeconomic backgrounds in one suburban and one inner-city secondary school in the Midlands, UK, participated in group interviews which explored their perceptions…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Ecological Factors, Social Influences
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Morgan, Kevin; Kingston, Kieran; Sproule, John – European Physical Education Review, 2005
This study investigated the effects of different teaching styles on the teaching behaviours that influence motivational climate and pupils' cognitive and affective responses in physical education. Four (two male, two female) initial teacher education (ITE) students and 92 pupils (47 boys, 45 girls), from two schools in the UK, participated in the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Physical Education, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics
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Duncan, Michael J.; Woodfieldand, Lorayne; Al-Nakeeb, Yahya – European Physical Education Review, 2004
This study assessed the percent body fatness of British secondary school children and examined any variation in fatness according to school year, gender and ethnicity. 782 children aged 11 to 14 participated in the study. Body fatness was assessed using skinfold measures and obesity was classified using child-specific cut-off points. Results from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnicity, Obesity, Body Composition
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Duncan, Michael J.; Al-Nakeeb, Yahya; Nevill, Alan; Jones, Marc V. – European Physical Education Review, 2004
This study assessed the relationship between children's body image and physical activity and examined any variation in these variables. Two hundred and seventy seven British secondary school children aged 11 to 14 (mean age [plus or minus] SD = 12.5 [plus or minus] 0.8 years) participated in this study. Results indicated no significant…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Socioeconomic Status, Physical Activities, Human Body