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Eastham, Susan L. – Physical Educator, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine physical education teachers' physical fitness test administration practices, specifically how physical education teachers helped their students to develop a cognitive understanding of the health-related physical fitness components before and after test administration. Ten middle school and high school…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Testing, Cognitive Ability, Physical Education Teachers
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Coudevylle, Guillaume R.; Top, Valentin; Robin, Nicolas; Anciaux, Frédéric; Finez, Lucie – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2021
The present study examines, in the context of physical education (PE) classes, if having the opportunity to report disadvantages before performing a physical test could reduce students' self-reported level of fear of failure. Forty-six students (31 males, M[subscript age] = 14.2 years and 15 females, M[subscript age] = 12.5 years) from a middle…
Descriptors: Barriers, Fear, Failure, Self Esteem
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Latour, Austin W.; Peterson, David D.; Rittenhouse, Melissa A.; Riner, Daniel D. – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2017
The current Navy Physical Readiness Test allows for several alternatives to test aerobic fitness. Two currently approved alternate aerobic devices (elliptical trainer and stationary bike) were tested for correlation to VO[subscript 2max] and measured 1.5-mile run times. Two additional devices (2-km rower and 5-km cycle ergometer) were also…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Physical Fitness, Physical Activities, Measurement Equipment
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Ulupinar, Süleyman; Özbay, Serhat – Journal of Pedagogical Research, 2020
Valid and reliable measurement methods are the basic requirements that enable the measurement and evaluation process to reach education's basic goals. Usually, using laboratory-based tools and methods for measuring the physical fitness of students is not possible within school settings. Therefore, field-based tests provide crucial solutions to…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Tests, Health Related Fitness, Student Athletes
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Danthony, Sarah; Mascret, Nicolas; Cury, François – European Physical Education Review, 2020
Test anxiety is experienced by a substantial number of students in many school subjects, including physical education, and it may be deleterious for their school performance and their well-being. The aim of our study was to explore through multiple regression and mediation analyses the relationships between test anxiety in physical education,…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Physical Education, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Fredrick, Ray N., III.; Silverman, Stephen – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2020
A good fitness testing program can promote physical activity and fitness. There is no published research, however, that has examined the relationships between teachers' attitudes and students' performance on fitness tests. This study investigated the attitudes of urban middle school physical education teachers (N = 74) toward physical fitness…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Urban Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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Phillips, David S.; Hannon, James C.; Castelli, Darla M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
The effect of an acute bout of physical activity on academic performance in school-based settings is under researched. The purpose of this study was to examine associations between a single, vigorous (70-85%) bout of physical activity completed during physical education on standardized mathematics test performance among 72, eighth grade students…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Performance
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Popovici, Ileana Monica; Popescu, Lucian; Radu, Liliana-Elisabeta – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
Many studies indicate that a physical fitness characteristic is an important marker for healthy body and healthy mind. The major purpose of this study is to explore the levels of physical fitness of the students between 11 and 13 years of age. The participants of this study are 251 volunteer students including 95 boys and 156 girls between the…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Physical Fitness, Physical Education, Human Body
Test, Joan – ZERO TO THREE, 2015
It is not only in families that young children are influenced to become members of their culture. Around the world and within individual countries, culture influences how care is provided to infants and toddlers in child care settings. In turn, infants and toddlers begin to learn how to act and think as members of their culture. From ways that…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Child Care, Cultural Influences
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Wang, JunLi – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: The constant deterioration of the physical fitness of college students has been a popular topic in China, thus this research analyzes the potential health risk of inadequate physical activity among college students. Participants/methods: During the national student fitness test (NSFT) in 2012, 1500 students from Tsinghua University were…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, College Students, Risk, Physical Activity Level
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Hilgenkamp, Thessa I. M.; van Wijck, Ruud; Evenhuis, Heleen M. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2012
Background: Physical fitness is relevant for wellbeing and health, but knowledge on the feasibility and reliability of instruments to measure physical fitness for older adults with intellectual disability is lacking. Methods: Feasibility and test-retest reliability of a physical fitness test battery (Box and Block Test, Response Time Test, walking…
Descriptors: Reaction Time, Physical Activities, Mental Retardation, Physical Fitness
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Perrot, Alexandra; Maillot, Pauline; Le Foulon, Agnès; Rebillat, Anne-Sophie – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2021
This study examined whether exergames could improve physical, functional, and cognitive functions in people with Down syndrome. Twelve adults with DS, aged over 35 (M = 50.35, SD = 7.45), were randomly assigned to a Wii-based program (n = 6) or a control group (n = 6), and completed physical (Chair Stand Test, 6-Minute Walk Test), functional (TUG,…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Adults, Exercise, Games
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Asan, Selim; Sen, Ilhan – Journal of Educational Issues, 2021
The aim of this study is to examine the opinions of preservice physical education teachers towards the teaching field knowledge test (TFKT). The test, which constitutes half of the score required to be appointed as a teacher is believed to determine the level of knowledge of preservice teachers in their fields of teaching. Preservice teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Base for Teaching
St. Yordanov, Valeri – Online Submission, 2020
In connection to studying the physical activity and psycho-physical achievements of the students from 7th grade, tests for physical capacity of boys were conducted at "Hristo Botev" Secondary School, Ruse. The tests are mandatory for all 7th grade boys. 102 students participated in two groups -- "A" and "C"…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 7, Males, Physical Activity Level
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Aasland, Erik; Walseth, Kristin; Engelsrud, Gunn – Sport, Education and Society, 2020
In recent years, the judgements that typically determine who is an 'able' physical education (PE) student have been sharply challenged. The research literature suggests that skills in sports, health-related fitness, toughness, competitiveness and effort typically play a significant role in assessment procedures. Although Evans (2004) lamented the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students
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