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Lee, Joonyoung; Zhang, Tao – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2019
The major purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review on adventure education or adventure-based learning in physical education (PE) between 1976 and 2018 in order to examine the effects of adventure education on students' learning outcomes in PE such as physical and psychological outcomes. The secondary purpose was to explore PE…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Outcomes of Education, Physical Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Yli-Piipari, Sami; Manninen, Mika; Smith, Bennett L.; Hollibaugh, Casey; Chambliss, Heather; Udwadia, Jon – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2019
This study examined the effectiveness of a physical activity (PA) intervention among obese Hispanic children delivered by a free mobile phone game application (app) recommended by a pediatrician. A sample of 40 (age M=10.16[2.01] years) children participated in this pilot study. Pre- and posttest data were collected on participants' PA attitudes,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Intervention, Obesity, Hispanic Americans
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Rukavina, Paul; Langdon, Jody; Greenleaf, Christy; Jenkins, Jayne – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether weight-related attitudes mediate the effect of goal orientation on cultural pluralism and diversity attitudes among pre-service physical educators. Results from 235 (Mage = 20.91 years, SD = 7.75) participants confirm the positive relationship between task orientation and attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Student Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism
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Fu, You; Burns, Ryan D.; Gomes, Emma; Hsu, Ya-Wen; Gao, Zan – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2019
Differences between interactive active video games (AVGs) and non-interactive AVGs on sedentary behavior, light physical activity, and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity has never been compared. Therefore, the purpose of this study to compare differences between two AVGs modalities on sedentary behavior, light physical activity, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Young Children, Student Behavior, Physical Activity Level
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Yagmur, Rifat; Isik, Ozkan; Kilic, Yakup; Dogan, Ilkay – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine body weight loss methods and its effects on elite cadet Greco-Roman wrestlers' performance. The sample of research consisted of 146 elite Greco-Roman wrestlers. The "Athlete weight loss methodology and effects scale" and a personal information form were used. In addition to descriptive statistics,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletes, Athletics, Body Weight
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Pascal, Michael Joseph; Layne, Todd Estel; Irwin, Carol C. – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a heart rate measurement system on student motivation and parent satisfaction of the information obtained. Participants (n=27) either took a survey as a parent/guardian (n=11) or were interviewed as a student (n=16). The survey was based on a qualitative measure and used to determine the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Parent Attitudes, Satisfaction, Data Collection
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Top, Elif; Akil, Mustafa; Aydin, Nur – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2018
The present study investigated the effects of the taekwondo training given to the children on their strength-agility and body coordination levels. Participants were 42 school children who are 7 to 10 years old. They were divided into the girls' experimental (n = 9, X = 9.34±1.22 years, height = 134.44±12.77 cm, body weight = 34.16±12.04 kg, BMI…
Descriptors: Athletics, Physical Education, Muscular Strength, Perceptual Motor Coordination
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Lodewyk, Ken; Sullivan, Philip – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2017
A recently validated trait personality framework is the HEXACO (honesty-humility, emotionality, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness to experience). Little is yet known about how the HEXACO personality dimensions and its subsets--particularly the dimension of honesty-humility--relates to physical activity and body size…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Personality Traits, Physical Fitness, Self Concept
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Jenny, Seth E.; Rouse, Wardell; Seibles, Ashlie – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2017
Reported sport-related concussion rates have dramatically increased recently. In response, the Guardian company has emerged as a leading manufacturer of soft-shell helmet covers. The "Guardian Cap" is a foam padded covering that fits over a helmet that aims to reduce the impact of collisions and lessen the chance of a concussion. The…
Descriptors: Athletes, High School Students, Youth Programs, Team Sports
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Forlenza, Samuel T.; Bourassa, Dara – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2017
The amount of older adults is increasing rapidly and the demands of an aging population will need to be met by professionals in many fields, including exercise science. However, many undergraduate students do not want to work with older adults. Therefore, this qualitative study sought to examine the experiences and perceptions of exercise science…
Descriptors: Exercise, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Health Related Fitness
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Liu, Wenxi; Li, Xianxiong; Zeng, Nan; Ayyub, Mohammad; Xiong, Shanying; Tao, Kun; Peng, Qingwen – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2017
This study was designed to investigate the associations among motives and physical activity behaviors and health in urban college students in China. Eight hundred and eighty-seven college students (521 females; M[subscript age] = 20.51, SD = ± 1.67) were recruited from four universities in South and South-central China. Participants' motives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Motivation, Physical Activity Level
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Xiong, Shanying; Li, Xianxiong; Tao, Kun; Zeng, Nan; Ayyub, Mohammad; Peng, Qingwen; Yan, Xiaoni; Wang, Junli; Wu, Yizhong; Lei, Mingzhi – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2017
Guided by the Transtheoretical Model (Prochaska & DiClemente, 1982), this study investigated the differences of physical activity levels and correlates (i.e., self-efficacy, decisional balance, process of change) across different stages of change levels among Chinese college students. The relationships between students' physical activity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level, Correlation, Self Efficacy
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Zhao, Qi; Li, Weidong – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2016
According to theory, students' implicit theories of ability can affect their motivation and engagement in physical education (PE). Limited research has been conducted to examine the relationships between implicit theories of ability and motivation and engagement among K-12 students in PE. Our study examined the relationship between implicit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Theories, Ability
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Swenson, Sarah; Pope, Zachary; Zeng, Nan – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2016
Despite a growing population of homeschool children in the United States, little is known regarding their physical activity (PA) levels. Without access to physical education, homeschool children may engage in inadequate PA levels. The purpose of this study was to objectively examine the activity levels of homeschool students participating in a…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Home Schooling, Physical Education, Children
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Zhang, Tao; Moore, William; Gu, Xiangli; Chu, Tsz Lun; Gao, Zan – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2016
Approximately half of the children in the United States do not meet the global physical activity guidelines, and many children adopt sedentary lifestyles. Given the fact about two-thirds children are classified as overweight or obese, traditional video games have been blamed as a major contributor to children's sedentary behavior and excessive…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Child Health, Physical Education, Life Style
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