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Lorenz, Kent A; Stylianou, Michalis; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges – European Physical Education Review, 2020
This study was informed by the body of literature on pupil knowledge and its potential contributions to developing healthy and active lifestyles, along with the focus of various current national physical education standards on cognitive outcomes. This study aimed to investigate the impact of conceptual-based intervention programmes in two rural…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Rural Schools, Health Promotion, Program Effectiveness
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Dudley, Dean; Burden, Raewyn – European Physical Education Review, 2020
An increased focus on standardized testing of students has had the unintended effect of eroding curriculum time allocated to physical education (PE). The empirical literature on increasing the proportion of total curriculum time allocated to PE was reviewed and a series of meta-analyses conducted to estimate the mean effect of doing so on student…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Developed Nations
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Donohue, Bradley; Gavrilova, Elena; Strong, Michelle; Allen, Daniel N. – European Physical Education Review, 2020
Psychiatric disorders, particularly substance use disorders, are an impactful and highly prevalent public health concern in youth from low-income neighborhoods (YLINs). Indeed, prevention and intervention programs for mental health disorders that have evidenced improvements in youth from general population are not well integrated into community…
Descriptors: Athletics, Low Income, Neighborhoods, Substance Abuse
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Cale, Lorraine; Harris, Jo; Hooper, Oliver – European Physical Education Review, 2020
There are growing concerns over young people's mental health, the academic pressures they face, and the association between school-related stress and health. Given this, alongside the known benefits of physical activity for psychological health, the need for school-based interventions with a physical activity focus seems justified. This paper…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Evaluation, Stress Variables, Anxiety
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Duncan, Michael; Cunningham, Anna; Eyre, Emma – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This study examined the effect of a six week combined movement and story-telling intervention on motor competence and naming vocabulary in British pre-schoolers. Using a cluster randomised design, three pre-school classes were allocated to one of a combined movement and story-telling intervention (n = 22), or a movement only (n = 25) or…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Intervention, Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills
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Goossens, Lennert; De Ridder, Roel; Cardon, Greet; Witvrouw, Erik; Verrelst, Ruth; De Clercq, Dirk – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Sports injuries are a considerable problem in physical education teacher education (PETE) students. They have important consequences and might affect the attitude that PETE students have towards sports and physical activity. Up to now, several efficacious injury prevention programmes have been developed for various sports disciplines. There is a…
Descriptors: Athletics, Injuries, Accident Prevention, Physical Education Teachers
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Wang, Lijuan – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The two types of school days that are followed in China are physical education and physical exercise days. This study objectively measured the moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) of children during the recess, lunch break, leisure time, physical education and physical exercise segments of the physical education and physical exercise…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, School Schedules, Physical Education
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Kokkonen, Juha; Yli-Piipari, Sami; Kokkonen, Marja; Quay, John – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This study investigated the effectiveness of a creative physical education (CPE) intervention on students' perceptions of motivational climate in physical education (PE), leisure-time physical activity (PA) motivation, and overall PA. A sample of 382 fourth to sixth grade students (M[subscript age] = 10.87[0.93]) from two elementary schools were…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Leisure Time
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Holt, Anne-Didde; Smedegaard, Søren; Pawlowski, Charlotte Skau; Skovgaard, Thomas; Christiansen, Lars Breum – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Physical activity at school can be beneficial to children's psychosocial well-being. To realise this potential, a school environment that supports physical activity is crucial. Self-Determination Theory provides the basis for one approach, namely to focus on pupils' need to feel competent, autonomous and related. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Determination, Personal Autonomy, Competence
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McWhannell, Nicola; Triggs, Carmel; Moss, Samantha – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Children in areas of low socioeconomic status might face barriers to physical activity during school playtime in comparison to their high socioeconomic status counterparts. However, limited research within the area currently prevents evidence-based interventions from being targeted appropriately. This exploratory study aimed to assess and compare…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Intervention
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Werkhoven, Thea; Cotton, Wayne; Dudley, Dean – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Educational institutions have been identified as ideal locations to implement health promotion strategies that aim to prevent and treat youth obesity. However, the tertiary training of future health promoters currently lacks health and nutrition instruction. This study sought to investigate attitudes towards youth obesity and perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Obesity, Student Attitudes, Health Promotion, Health Education
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André, Mauro; Hastie, Peter – European Physical Education Review, 2018
A student-designed games (SDG) teaching unit could be described as the process in which students create, organise, practice and refine their own games within certain limits established by the teacher. This study compared how two different teaching approaches had an impact on students and their teacher. The researcher taught two SDG units to junior…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, Educational Games, Student Participation
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Kerner, Charlotte; Haerens, Leen; Kirk, David – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Body image disturbance in children and adolescents has negative implications for psychological and physical well-being. To positively impact well-being, it is important to explore factors that influence body image and to identify strategies that can be used to reduce body image disturbance. The school curriculum can play a significant role in…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Well Being, Self Concept
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van Dongen, Bonnie; Finn, Tara; Hansen, Vibeke; Wagemakers, Annemarie; Lubans, David; Dally, Kerry – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Adolescent boys living in disadvantaged communities are considered a vulnerable group at risk for developing obesity and associated health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension and type-2 diabetes. While short-term health promotion programmes often produce effective results during the implementation of the intervention, according…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Education, Intervention, Self Determination
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Leung, Ka-Man; Chung, Pak-Kwong; Kim, Seungmo – European Physical Education Review, 2017
This study (a) presented a structural model for examining how parents' perceptions of their children's competence, exercise benefits, exercise barriers and neighbourhood safety influenced parental support and their children's physical activity (PA) and (b) examined the mediating effect of parental support on children's PA. Parents of 478 children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Competence, Exercise
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