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Abdulla, Azeema; Whipp, Peter R.; Teo, Timothy – European Physical Education Review, 2022
Despite the temperate climate, surrounded by pristine oceans, children in the Maldives do not meet the minimum daily physical activity (PA) requirements. Maldives is a resource inhibited country within the Indian rim. Generalist teachers are required to deliver primary physical education (PE). There is a paucity of information about Maldivian PE,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students
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Åsebø, Eli-Karin S.; Løvoll, Helga S.; Krumsvik, Rune J. – European Physical Education Review, 2022
The purpose of this study is to explore students' perceptions of visibility in physical education (PE) using a single cumulative case study approach. Data were generated from the descriptive field notes of seven participant observations (n = 77), individual semi-structured interviews (n = 13) and five focus group interviews (n = 18) with…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Physical Education
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Prieto-Ayuso, Alejandro; León, María Pilar; Contreras-Jordán, Onofre Ricardo; Morley, David – European Physical Education Review, 2022
Since Bailey and Morley (2006) developed a model of talent development (TD) in physical education (PE), several researchers have attempted to understand TD in the PE context. However, the definition of 'talent' in PE remains unclear. Currently, "identifying" refers to using a range of predefined criteria to recognise potential;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Talent Development
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Truelove, Stephanie; Johnson, Andrew M.; Burke, Shauna M.; Tucker, Patricia – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Purpose: We aimed to explore and compare generalist and physical education (PE) specialist (males and females) elementary teachers' self-efficacy to teach and the barriers perceived when teaching PE. Methods: Canadian elementary school teachers completed the validated online survey, Teacher Efficacy Scale in PE, with 11 additional questions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Porsanger, Lise; Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen – Education Sciences, 2021
Bodily movement is a central component in students' educational experiences in school-based physical education (PE) programs. PE unavoidably involves physical risk. In some respects, the risk of play, sports and adventure is portrayed as necessary and healthy for children's development. However, concerns about students' safety and teachers'…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Safety, Physical Education Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dudley, Dean; Weaver, Nathan; Cairney, John – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Although high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is perceived to be an efficient way to meet health outcomes in physical education (PE), the effect of HIIT on the learning environment of students is unknown. Purpose: This study compared two PE interventions lasting 8 weeks and assessed the potential efficacy of embedding HIIT into a PE program to…
Descriptors: Training Methods, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education, Health Related Fitness
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Duggan, Martine – Education 3-13, 2022
This mixed methods study, which is located in England investigates the capacity primary school teachers have to lay a foundation for pupils' engagement in active lifestyles through the delivery of quality Physical Education. The outlook is not positive as the study reveals low self-efficacy rates in the sample's ability (n181) to teach quality PE,…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Physical Activities, Student Attitudes, Physical Education
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Yli-Piipari, Sami; Gråsten, Arto; Huhtiniemi, Mikko; Salin, Kasper; Seppälä, Sanni; Hakonen, Harto; Jaakkola, Timo – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
This study examined the predictive strength of selected physical education (PE)-centered physical literacy indicators on elementary school students' accelerometer-measured moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity (PA). The study was a cross-sectional study with a sample of 450 Finnish children (M = 11.26 [0.32]; n[subscript females] = 194;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Educational Indicators, Literacy
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Keating, Xiaofen D.; Liu, Jingwen; Liu, Xiaolu; Colburn, Jeff; Guan, Jianmin; Zhou, Ke – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Purpose: This study investigated beliefs about the physical education (PE) profession of Chinese preservice physical education teachers (PPETs). Methods: Chinese PPETs (N = 660) from six universities participated in the study. Data were collected using a prevalidated survey--a scale of measuring Chinese PPETs' beliefs about the PE profession,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Jiménez-Barbero, José Antonio; Jiménez-Loaisa, Alejandro; González-Cutre, David; Beltrán-Carrillo, Vicente J.; Llor-Zaragoza, Laura; Ruiz-Hernández, José Antonio – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Objectives: To evaluate the associations of physical education (PE) with school violence and bullying. Design: Systematic review. Method: Using a systematic search in Medline, PsycINFO, SPORTDiscus, Web of Science, and Scopus, relevant studies with a quantitative and qualitative design were identified that met previously established eligibility…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Bullying, Violence, Databases
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Chen, Senlin; Liu, Yang; Androzzi, Jared; Wang, Baofu; Gu, Xiangli – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the limited efficacy of a high-intensity interval training (HIIT)-based fitness education unit in middle school physical education (PE). Method: The study took place in six PE classes at one middle school located in the southern United States. The authors conveniently assigned the classes to…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Intervals, Training, Physical Education
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Simonton, Kelly L.; Shiver, Victoria N. – European Physical Education Review, 2021
This study examined the relationships between student emotions in elementary physical education (PE) and their self-reported personal and social behaviors. Additionally, self-reported emotion and personal and social behavior differences were tested between students receiving a traditional multiactivity and games PE curriculum and those…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Psychological Patterns, Responsibility, Physical Education
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Løvoll, Helga S.; Bentzen, Marte; Säfvenbom, Reidar – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
A person-centered exploration of positive emotions in relation to self-determination theory might shed light on the hidden dynamics in the motivational processes in physical education (PE). In the present longitudinal study, PE students were followed during three years at secondary school (N = 1681). Latent class growth analysis revealed a…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Psychological Patterns, Physical Education, Student Motivation
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Huertas-Delgado, Francisco Javier; Segura-Jiménez, Víctor; Ávila-García, Manuel; Cardon, Greet; Tercedor, Pablo – Health Education Journal, 2021
Introduction: Physical education (PE) can contribute to total daily physical activity (PA) among children. In consequence, the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport has developed 16 teaching units focused on increasing PA levels during PE lessons, called "Unidades Didácticas Activas" (UDA; Active Teaching Units). Objectives:…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, Units of Study, Comparative Analysis
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Jansson, Alexander; Brun Sundblad, Gunilla; Lundvall, Suzanne; Norberg, Johan – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2019
Although students' perceived learning is central in physical education (PE), few measurements are available. Furthermore, little is known about how students' perceptions of PE effect students' perceived learning in PE. Therefore, the aim was to develop a scale to assess students' perceived learning and a measurement to assess students' perceived…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Test Construction, Attitude Measures
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