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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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Olsen, Monica Isabel; Halvorsen, Marianne Berg; Søndenaa, Erik; Strand, Bjørn Heine; Langballe, Ellen Melbye; Årnes, Anders; Michalsen, Henriette; Larsen, Frode Kibsgaard; Gamst, Wenche; Bautz-Holter, Erik; Anke, Audny – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
Background: This study investigated the completion rates, scores and factors associated with non-completion and low scores on physical capability tests in a health survey administered to adults with intellectual disabilities. Method: Assessment comprised body mass index (BMI), the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB), the timed up-and-go…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Physical Fitness, Tests
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Detanico, Daniele; Kons, Rafael L.; Canestri, Raul; Albuquerque, Maicon – High Ability Studies, 2022
This study aimed to analyze whether judo experience, somatic maturation, growth, and physical capacities discriminate young judo athletes from different competitive levels (state and national). Sixty-six young male judo athletes (36 from state and 30 from national level) participated in this study, divided from the annual competitive season. The…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Education, Maturity (Individuals), Males
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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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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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Thams, L.; Hvid, L. G.; Damsgaard, C. T.; Hansen, M. – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2021
We aimed to assess the test-retest reliability of five muscle strength and physical function tests in healthy children. Forty-one children (6--9 years) were tested three times 4-10 days apart. The test protocol included maximal isometric leg press, hand grip strength, squat jump, long jump, and a 30-sec sit-to-stand test (STST). When comparing…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Muscular Strength, Physical Fitness, Children
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Pereira, Lucas A.; Abad, César C. Cal; Leiva, Daniel F.; Oliveira, Gabriel; Carmo, Everton C.; Kobal, Ronaldo; Loturco, Irineu – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: This study examined the relationships between the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test level 1 (Yo-Yo IR1) and resting heart rate variability (HRV) and submaximal 5'-5' test derived measures in novice male soccer players. Methods: Forty players (11.54 [plus or minus] 0.58 years) from a soccer academy participated in this study, performing…
Descriptors: Exercise Physiology, Metabolism, Athletes, Team Sports
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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
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Peña-González, Iván; Fernández-Fernández, Jaime; Moya-Ramón, Manuel; Cervelló, Eduardo – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2018
Purpose: The talent identification and selection process in young male soccer players is mainly focused on anthropometrics and physical performance, but social factors are also considered in this process. The purpose of this study was to test the existence of the relative age effect and its possible influence on anthropometrics and physical…
Descriptors: Talent Identification, Males, Athletes, Age Differences
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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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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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Zhu, Xihe; Davis, Summer; Kirk, T. Nicole; Haegele, Justin A.; Knott, Stephen E. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
Fitness education is becoming an integrated component for many physical education programs. As such, many physical educators conduct health-related fitness tests on a regular basis. Some states even mandate certain types of physical fitness tests to be administered and reported annually or by semester. Yet, inappropriate practices have been…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Practices, Health Related Fitness, Tests
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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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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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Akdogan, Aybike Sultan; Uzun, Ahmet – Education Quarterly Reviews, 2022
The aim of this study is to determine the physical fitness levels of individuals with autism by comparing them with individuals in the early and middle adolescence periods with normal development and the needs of the individuals with autism in terms of physical fitness. This study is carried out at the Selçuklu Autism Foundation, which is the…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Adolescents
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