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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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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