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Darracott, Charles R.; Darracott, Shirley H.; Harris, Paulette P. – Reading Improvement, 2019
Evidence is growing that physical activity can impact cognitive functioning. This study examined the associations between physical activity, sedentary behavior and attitude toward physical activity on measures of literacy. Community literacy center participants (n = 20, mean age = 9.5 yrs.) wore accelerometers for three days and completed the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Literacy, Children
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Armstrong, Kirk J.; Jarriel, Amanda J. – Athletic Training Education Journal, 2015
Context: Researchers have reported that interacting with standardized patients (SPs) is a worthwhile and realistic experience for athletic training (AT) students. These encounters enhance students' interviewing skills, confidence as a clinician, clinical skill development, and interpersonal communication. Objective: To determine how SP encounters…
Descriptors: Athletics, Allied Health Occupations Education, Undergraduate Students, Self Esteem
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Marsh, Samantha; Jiang, Yannan; Carter, Karen; Wall, Clare – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: While dietary sources of calcium are important for bone health, the intake of milk and milk products decreases as children get older. A free milk in schools program may mitigate this decrease in milk consumption. We evaluated the Fonterra Milk for schools program (a free milk initiative) by determining changes in children's milk…
Descriptors: Food, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Nutrition
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Huhtiniemi, Mikko; Salin, Kasper; Lahti, Jukka; Sääkslahti, Arja; Tolvanen, Asko; Watt, Anthony; Jaakkola, Timo – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2021
Background: Fitness testing is a commonly applied learning and teaching practice implemented in both secondary and elementary school physical education (PE). Many teachers believe that by using a variety of different tests, they are able to provide students with feedback regarding their fitness status, and furthermore, increase students'…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns
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Moreno, Jeannette P.; Mohammed, Afshan; Moore, Carolyn E.; Johnston, Craig – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2015
Objective: To examine the impact of adherence to a healthy snacking component of a 6 month school-based intervention program for overweight and obese children. Design: Randomized controlled intervention trial Methods: Mexican American children who were = 85th percentile for body mass index (BMI) were recruited between 2005-2012 from three Houston…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Obesity, Child Health, Eating Habits
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Deniz, Kaan Zülfikar; Türe, Ersin; Uysal, Asli; Akar, Tuba – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Problem Statement: Individuals tend to prefer a vocation in order to reach their targets such as leading a life, nutrition, housing, being safe, having a good position in society etc. It is a task of the adolescence period to choose a vocation which is for some the most important step of the life, while for some others it is a rather important…
Descriptors: Vocational Interests, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Interest Inventories
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Ebell, Mark H.; Cervero, Ronald; Joaquin, Edward – Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 2011
Introduction: Our goal was to identify the clinical questions that health care professionals have at the point of care and explore whether these questions could be used to drive a needs assessment for continuing education programs. Methods: We gathered questions from 28 clinicians; 11 were directly observed for approximately 5 days per person,…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Needs Assessment, Test Selection, Physicians
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Durant, Nefertiti; Harris, Sion K.; Doyle, Stephanie; Person, Sharina; Saelens, Brian E.; Kerr, Jacqueline; Norman, Gregory J.; Sallis, James F. – Journal of School Health, 2009
Background: Physical activity (PA) declines as children and adolescents age. The purpose of this study was to examine how specific school factors relate to youth PA, TV viewing, and body mass index (BMI). Methods: A sample of 12- to 18-year-old adolescents in 3 cities (N = 165, 53% females, mean age 14.6 [plus or minus] 1.7 years, 44% nonwhite)…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Educational Environment, Adolescents, School Policy
Stokes, Sandra D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This quasi-experimental study focused on the initiatives undertaken by a community college's Academic Skills Enhancement Program (ASEP) commonly known as the Developmental Education Department to find an alternative delivery method to aid its students in learning developmental mathematics. Moreover, this study (1) conducted a comparative…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, College Mathematics, Pretests Posttests, Computers
Snyder, Stephanie – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Research suggests that voluntary activity accounts for 40% of individual happiness and can be purposefully manipulated to make meaningful changes in one's reported level of happiness (Lyubomirsky, Sheldon, & Schkade, 2005a; Tkach & Lyubomirsky, 2006). The current study explored the utility of a school-based positive psychology psychoeducation…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Academic Persistence, Affective Behavior, Attention Control
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Tyler, Ann A.; Williams, Mandy J.; Lewis, Kerry E. – Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 2006
The consistency/variability of error substitution patterns may hold important implications for subgrouping children with speech disorders, as well as for relationships between learning and generalization patterns. There is a need to quantify and examine the range of consistency/variability within the speech disordered population as it relates to…
Descriptors: Error Patterns, Error Analysis (Language), Outcomes of Treatment, Speech Evaluation