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Eberline, Andrew; Judge, Lawrence W.; Walsh, Andy; Hensley, Larry D. – Physical Educator, 2018
Because of the continued increase in obesity rates and decrease in children's physical activity and fitness levels, this study investigated the relationship between habitual physical activity and perceived competence, enjoyment of physical activity, and cardiorespiratory fitness among upper elementary school children. This study used the…
Descriptors: Children, Obesity, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Macdonald, Kirstin; Milne, Nikki; Pope, Rodney; Orr, Robin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Evidence suggests that multiple factors affect implementation of school-based physical activity interventions. This survey study examined the factors that influence the provision of classroom-based physical activity to students in the early years of primary school in Australia. A social ecological approach guided questionnaire design and analysis.…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation
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Xu, Furong; Liu, Wenhao; Chepyator-Thomson, Jepkorir Rose; Schmidlein, Robert – College Student Journal, 2018
There are increased concerns about depression and anxiety among college students. Thus in need of actions to find proper intervention strategies to target this issue. The purpose of this study was to examine association between leisure-time physical activity and stress vulnerability among college students. A modified survey including physical…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Anxiety, Stress Management, Time Management
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DeVitis, Celia; Beddoes, Zack; Sazama, Debra; Hepler, Teresa – Physical Educator, 2020
This study examined the physical activity and motivational effects of young adults posting physical activity posts to a social networking site. It used a repeated-measures, between-group design. Fifty-eight young adults from an introductory fitness course chose to participate in this study. Participants were divided into two groups: (a) posting…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Young Adults, Social Media
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018
Less than one-third of children and adolescents in the United States are meeting the recommendation from the "2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans" to get 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day. Schools can help students meet this national recommendation because close to 60 million children and adolescents attend…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Comprehensive School Health Education
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Bödeker, Malte; Bucksch, Jens; Wallmann-Sperlich, Birgit – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2018
The Neighborhood Physical Activity Questionnaire allows to assess physical activity within and outside the neighborhood. Study objectives were to examine the criterion-related validity and health/functioning associations of Neighborhood Physical Activity Questionnaire-derived physical activity in German older adults. A total of 107 adults aged…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Physical Activities, Neighborhoods, Correlation
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Turek, Traci; Wragge, Payton; Bice, Matthew R.; Ball, James W. – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of the current study was to examine relationships between physical activity levels and motivation among active Greek affiliated college students. Thousands of college students join the Greek system upon enrollment in college; however, limited literature exists examining physical activity motivation among sororities and fraternities.…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Student Motivation, Sororities
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Armstrong, Tess; Jenny, Seth E. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
The purpose of this article is to provide physical educators with the tools needed to be successful advocates for classroom physical activity breaks throughout the school day.
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Role, Physical Activities, Advocacy
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Gruno, Jennifer; Gibbons, Sandra L. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2020
An alternative way to approach outdoor education in PHE, while still reaping its numerous benefits, is nature-based physical activity (NBPA). NBPA refers to physical activities that are done in natural areas, require little specialized equipment, can be participated in by the majority of youth, are cost-efficient, and can be implemented by PHE…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Health Education, Physical Activities
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Dai, Chia-Liang – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are more apt to experience lower availability of nutritious foods, lack opportunities to exercise, and lack access to recreational facilities, and thus, are more likely to be obese and at greater risk for developing chronic diseases. We review school health education programs' impact on physical…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Physical Activity Level, Health Behavior
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Ní Chróinín, Déirdre; McMullen, Jaimie – European Physical Education Review, 2020
Understanding factors that influence children's participation in sport and physical activity is critical to designing more appealing youth opportunities and programmes. Whole-of-school initiatives offer one way to promote children's physical activity, but little is understood about how celebration within these initiatives influences children's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Elementary School Students, Physical Activities
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Güler, Iskender – African Educational Research Journal, 2020
The purpose of this study was to determine and assess the physical activity levels of university students. A total of 762 healthy students (410 of whom were female, and 352 of them were male) studying at departments in Amasya University participated in the study on a voluntary basis. The data in this paper were collected through the Physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities
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Qi, Jing; Xu, Wen Hong; Wang, Li Juan; Li, Qi Di – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2020
Introduction: Physical activity is a key component of a healthy lifestyle for youths with visual impairments (i.e., blindness or low vision). This study aims to examine the habitual physical activity and sedentary time of Chinese children and adolescents with visual impairments and to determine whether age, gender, and body composition…
Descriptors: Measurement Equipment, Habit Formation, Physical Activity Level, Time Management
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Siebert, Erin A.; Hamm, Jessica; Yun, Joonkoo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify parental influences on physical activity behaviours of children with disabilities. One hundred and forty-eight parents of children with disabilities responded to a survey about factors related to parent and child physical activity, parental support and belief in their child's abilities regarding physical…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Parent Influence, Children, Physical Activity Level
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Richards, Elizabeth A.; Thomas, Patricia A.; Forster, Anna K.; Hass, Zachary – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Background: Despite promotion of physical activity guidelines, less than one third of U.S. adults are sufficiently active and an even larger number of older adults fail to meet guidelines. To address this major public health issue, it is essential to broadly consider determinants of physical activity. Aims: This study explores how physical…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Experience, Influences
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