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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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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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Layne, Todd – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2015
Most universities provide a plethora of physical activity courses in which students may choose to participate. Little research exists on the instructional impact of university students' participation in physical activity courses. Although some papers have produced positive findings regarding the Sport Education model in the university setting,…
Descriptors: College Students, Physical Activities, Mixed Methods Research, Pretests Posttests
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Zhang, Peng – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2014
Teaching swimming strokes can be a challenging task in physical education. The purpose of the article is to introduce 12 on land drills that can be utilized to facilitate the learning of swimming strokes, including elementary back stroke, sidestroke, front crawl, back stroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Each drill consists of four components…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Drills (Practice), Physical Education
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Baert, Helena – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2014
The national standards for physical education teacher education (PETE) in the US state that teacher candidates should be able to plan and implement technology infused lessons that meet lesson objectives and enhance learning in physical education (standard 3.7). Research shows that role modeling of technology integration can have a positive impact…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Role Models, Technology Integration
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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