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Frankl, Daniel – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2013
The purpose of this article is to highlight the challenges that accomplished young athletes face as they aspire to become professional athletes. The data used in this study was derived from selected lived and told sport experiences of undergraduate and graduate kinesiology majors who were former competitive athletes. Additional data was derived…
Descriptors: Athletes, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Kinetics
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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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Yli-Piipari, S.; Layne, T.; McCollins, T.; Knox, T. – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2016
The aim of the study was to examine the effect of a 4-week classroom physical activity break intervention on middle school students' health-related physical fitness. The study was a randomized controlled trial with students assigned to the experiment and control conditions. A convenience sample comprised 94 adolescents (experiment group n = 52;…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Physical Activity Level, Intervention, Physical Fitness
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Jenny, Seth E. – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2015
In order to achieve success, there is little doubt that sport coaches must overcome a plethora of challenges beyond simply designing and implementing effective training schedules and competition strategies. The United States high school interscholastic sports environment is no different. The purpose of this short essay is to provide a personal…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Athletes, Competition, Scheduling
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Ning, Weihong; Pope, Zachary; Gao, Zan – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2015
Purpose: This study aimed to examine the predictive strength of adolescents' situational motivation to their physical activity levels in physical education. Method: A total of 259 middle school students ranging from 11 to 14 years old participated in the study. Participants completed the Situational Motivation Scale in one class. Their PA levels…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Middle School Students, Rating Scales, Physical Education