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Manley, Matthew T. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Evacuation planning for private-sector organizations is an important consideration given the continuing occurrence of both natural and human-caused disasters that inordinately affect them. Unfortunately, the traditional management approach that is focused on fire drills presents several practical challenges at the scale required for many…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Simulation, Models, Decision Support Systems
Unestahl, Lars-Eric – 1990
The acquisition and the application of mental skills in sports and non-sport settings are discussed in this paper. The paper opens with an overview of the situation in Sweden; it is noted that 25% of the Swedish population have used mental training programs and that in the future all Swedes will have experienced such programs, since basic mental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Psychological Characteristics, Self Concept
McKeag, Douglas B. – 1980
This document investigates the physical and psychological effects of sport-intensive training for children. The following questions are addressed as a preamble to tentative conclusions: (1) Is such training a hazard to the developing bones of the preadolescent? (2) Are there any special nutritional or thermoregulatory considerations for children…
Descriptors: Athletes, Elementary Secondary Education, Exercise, Exercise Physiology
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Stormoen, Sidsel; Urke, Helga Bjørnøy; Tjomsland, Hege Eikeland; Wold, Bente; Diseth, Åge – European Physical Education Review, 2016
This study seeks to identify factors that promote positive experiences in high school physical education (PE). The study combines elements of Self-determination Theory (SDT) with the theory of "flow". Special attention is given to gender differences. The study sample consisted of 167 Norwegian senior high school students (78 females and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Wallace, Laura; Buchan, Duncan; Sculthorpe, Nicholas – European Physical Education Review, 2020
This study examined whether single-gender or mixed-gender PE lessons were more conducive to increasing the physical activity levels of girls. One hundred and twenty girls (12--15 years) wore a wGT3x+ActiGraph accelerometer while participating in basketball games. Time spent in low (LPA), moderate (MPA), vigorous (VPA), and moderate-to-vigorous…
Descriptors: Females, Single Sex Classes, Coeducation, Physical Education
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Fedewa, Alicia L.; Ahn, Soyeon – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
It is common knowledge that physical activity leads to numerous health and psychological benefits. However, the relationship between children's physical activity and academic achievement has been debated in the literature. Some studies have found strong, positive relationships between physical activity and cognitive outcomes, while other studies…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Physical Fitness, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development
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Ben-Eliyahu, Adar; Rhodes, Jean E.; Scales, Peter – Applied Developmental Science, 2014
In this study, we examined the characteristics of adolescents' deep interests or "sparks," the role of relationships in supporting the development of sparks, and whether having a spark was associated with positive developmental outcomes. Participants included 1,860 15 years olds from across the United States who participated in the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Interests, Interpersonal Relationship, Adolescent Development
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Haller, Max; Hadler, Markus; Kaup, Gerd – Social Indicators Research, 2013
The increase in leisure time over the last century is well documented. We know much less, however, about the quality of the use of leisure time. Quite divergent predictions exist in this regard: Some authors have argued that the new, extensive free time will lead to new forms of time pressure and stress; others have foreseen an expansion of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Religion, Economic Development, Leisure Time
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Hignett, Amanda; White, Mathew P.; Pahl, Sabine; Jenkin, Rebecca; Froy, Mod Le – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
Outdoor activities can be an important complement to classroom learning, especially for children/young people excluded, or at risk of exclusion, from mainstream schooling. The current research explored the impact of a 12-week surfing programme among such a group in the UK. Pre-post data on physiological health (heart rate (HR)/blood pressure),…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Aquatic Sports, Well Being, Physical Environment
Bunker, Linda K – President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Research Digest, 1998
Sport and physical activity contribute to the physical movement capabilities of girls, the health status of their bodies, the values and ethical behaviors they develop, and their personal development of a unique identity. This paper offers an overview of contributions and potential challenges related to physiological dimensions and psychosocial…
Descriptors: Child Health, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Interpersonal Competence
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Robinson, Leah E.; Rudisill, Mary E.; Goodway, Jacqueline D. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2009
In Part II of this study, we examined the effect of two 9-week instructional climates (low-autonomy [LA] and mastery motivational climate [MMC]) on perceived physical competence (PPC) in preschoolers (N = 117). Participants were randomly assigned to an LA, MMC, or comparison group. PPC was assessed by a pretest, posttest, and retention test with…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Preschool Children, Competence, Student Attitudes
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Berg, Kris – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2010
Research has shown that exercise improves cognitive function and psychological traits that influence behavior (e.g., mood, level of motivation). The evidence in the literature also shows that physical education may enhance learning or that academic performance is at least maintained despite a reduction in classroom time in order to increase time…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Academic Achievement, Neuropsychology, Sport Psychology
Brock, Barbara J. – 1989
This paper describes a study of the effects of horseback riding on physically disabled adults. The first therapeutic riding centers were built during the late 1950s in Great Britain. Today, there are well over 350 accredited therapeutic riding centers in North America. Therapeutic riding is categorized into three areas: sport/recreation, medical,…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Horseback Riding, Muscular Strength, Outcomes of Treatment
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Sandford, Rachel A.; Armour, Kathleen M.; Warmington, Paul C. – British Educational Research Journal, 2006
It is a cherished belief within physical education and sport communities that participation in sport/physical activity has the potential to offer young people a range of physical, psychological and social benefits. More recently in the UK, this belief has become prominent in government policies that, among other things, are seeking to re-engage…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Youth, Foreign Countries
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Giacobbi, Peter R., Jr.; Stancil, Michael; Hardin, Brent; Bryant, Lance – Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 2008
The present study examined links between physical activity and quality of life experienced by individuals with physical disabilities recruited from a wheelchair user's basketball tournament. The participants included 12 male and 14 female adults between the ages of 18-54 (M = 31.12, SD = 10.75) who all reported one or more condition(s) that…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Athletics, Physical Disabilities, Self Efficacy
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