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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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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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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
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Gao, Zan; Xiang, Ping; Chen, Senlin; McBride, Ron – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2014
This study was designed to determine the impact of 12-week student teaching semesters on student teachers' self-efficacy and outcome expectancy beliefs in teaching physical education classes. A pre-post design was used to examine changes in beliefs of 107 physical education student teachers. Self-efficacy (instructional strategies, class…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Physical Education, Student Teachers, Self Efficacy