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Oreskovic, Nicolas M.; Agiovlasitis, Stamatis; Patsiogiannis, Vasiliki; Santoro, Stephanie L.; Nichols, Dominica; Skotko, Brian G. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
Background: Adults with Down syndrome commonly have low levels of physical activity and face social barriers to engaging in physical activity, including boredom and companionship concerns. Adults with Down syndrome are at increased risk for several co-occurring medial conditions known to benefit from physical activity, including obesity and…
Descriptors: Adults, Down Syndrome, Physical Activity Level, Barriers
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Wilson, Oliver W. A.; Walters, Simon R.; Naylor, Michael E.; Clarke, Jenny C. – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2022
Many university students are insufficiently physically active to the detriment of their physical and mental health. University students' physical activity motives are important for understanding students' physical activity levels and patterns, and for offering insight into how students' physical activity, and health, could be enhanced. The purpose…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Physical Activity Level, Student Motivation
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Elkhatib Smidt, Stacey D.; Gooneratne, Nalaka; Brodkin, Edward S.; Bucan, Maja; Mitchell, Jonathan A. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2022
Emerging evidence suggests that physical activity may be associated with improved sleep in autistic children. We aimed to determine whether physical activity associated with sufficient sleep duration in children and whether this association was modified by reported autism spectrum disorder (ASD) status. We analyzed existing data of children 6-17…
Descriptors: Sleep, Physical Activity Level, Children, Adolescents
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MacEachern, Sarah; Forkert, Nils Daniel; Lemay, Jean-Francois; Dewey, Deborah – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2022
Children and adolescents with disabilities benefit from physical activity. However, this population has lower fitness levels and higher rates of obesity than their peers, suggesting that they are not meeting physical activity guidelines and are experiencing barriers to participation. The purpose of this study was to quantify physical activity…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Physical Disabilities, Intellectual Disability
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Hu, Bi Ying; Wu, Zhongling; Kong, Zhaowei – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The present research examined the effects of family-related factors on how parents perceive and choose physical activities that stimulate their children's physical fitness and motor development. Using the random sampling approach, a total of 284 4- to 5-year-old children (n = 147 boys; n = 137 girls) were included in the sample. These children's…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Parent Attitudes, Measures (Individuals)
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Booker, Robert; Novik, Melinda; Galloway, Riley; Holmes, Megan E. – Journal of American College Health, 2021
Objective: Investigate the relationship between intensities of physical activity and severity of drunkorexia behaviors. Participants: First-year college students living in residence halls (n = 127) completed an online survey comprising drinking, drunkorexia, and physical activity. Methods: Multiple hierarchical linear regressions were implemented…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Physical Activity Level, Eating Habits
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Dunston, Emily R.; Messina, Emily S.; Coelho, Alan J.; Chriest, Shelby N.; Waldrip, Martin P.; Vahk, Annika; Taylor, Katrina – Journal of American College Health, 2022
Objective: To determine the independent associations among physical activity, sitting, grit, and resilience in college students. Participants: Undergraduate students (n = 244) from a regional university participated in the study in January 2018. Methods: An online survey regarding physical activity, grit, and resilience was distributed via email.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Physical Activities, Life Style, Persistence
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Annesi, James J. – Health Education & Behavior, 2022
Background: Research on coaction suggests improvements in physical activity and emotional eating will occur in a reciprocal manner. Aims: To determine if changes in body satisfaction mediate relations between physical activity and emotional eating changes and if age affects degree of change in those variables. Method: Groups of early adult (n =…
Descriptors: Obesity, Anxiety, Physical Activity Level, Eating Habits
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Blackshear, Tara B.; Seyfried, Lindsey – Journal of American College Health, 2021
Objective: The purpose of the study was to investigate physical activity patterns and body mass index (BMI) among black and white women in college to determine if attending college acts as a catalyst for sustaining physical activity and for closing the black-white physical activity and obesity gaps. Participants/Methods: 111 undergraduate women…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Obesity, Undergraduate Students, Females
Blanco, Megan; Cornett, Kelly – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2021
Physical activity improves students' academic achievement, behavior management, sense of connectedness, physical health, and emotional well-being. Whenever students' normal outlets for physical activity are disrupted by school closures, state leaders can reengage students and promote their well-being by prioritizing quality physical education and…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Learner Engagement, Physical Education, Well Being
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Tindall, Daniel; Carson, Brian; Tannehill, Deborah; Moody, Brigitte – Irish Educational Studies, 2020
For children and young people with disabilities accumulating the recommended minimum of 60 min per day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is difficult to obtain. Much of this has been attributed to a lack of programmes and untrained staff who cannot effectively modify or adapt activities for people with disabilities. Given these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Alcántara Porcuna, Vanesa; Rodríguez-Martín, Beatriz – Journal of School Nursing, 2022
The aim of this meta-ethnographic study was to analyze parents' and teachers' perceptions of barriers and facilitators to physical activity in children. Facilitators were the benefits of physical activity, modeling, participation, children's preferences, and factors supporting active transport. Barriers were quantifying the physical activity,…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers, Physical Activity Level
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Brown, Denver M.; Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Kelly P.; Martin Ginis, Kathleen A.; Latimer-Cheung, Amy E.; Bassett-Gunter, Rebecca L. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
Children and youth with autism spectrum disorder engage in less physical activity than neurotypically developing peers. This may be due to factors associated with autism spectrum disorder at the individual and environmental level that can make physical activity participation more challenging. Parent support is a known determinant of physical…
Descriptors: Correlation, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Intention
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Gülünay, Yasar Ismail; Savas, Seyfi – International Online Journal of Education and Teaching, 2022
The aim of the study is to compare the foreign language learning achievement levels of students who participate in physical activity and have physical/kinesthetic intelligence with others. The study was designed in the causal-comparison research model from the quantitative research methods. The sample consisted of 1012 participants, studying at…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Multiple Intelligences, College Students, Correlation
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Sladewski, Jennifer; Lieberman, Lauren J.; Haibach-Beach, Pamela; Conroy, Paula – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2022
Introduction: This aim of this online study was to determine what teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs) and orientation and mobility (O&M) specialists learned and experienced in their professional preparation programs regarding physical education, physical activity, and sport for students with visual impairments. Methods: In…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Visual Impairments, Physical Education, Physical Activities
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