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Michael, Robert Daniel; Webster, Collin; Patterson, Debra; Laguna, Patricia; Sherman, Clay – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
Purpose: This study examined California middle school physical education teachers' (grades 6-8) use of assessments based on state standards to grade their students. Methods: An electronic survey was used to collect data. Results: Of the 309 teachers surveyed, 74% based their assessments on the state physical education standards. Teachers who used…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Middle School Teachers, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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McDonald, Samantha M.; Trost, Stewart G. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
Purpose: This study evaluated the effects of a goal setting intervention on aerobic fitness (AF) in 6 to 8 grade students. Method: Students at the intervention school received a lesson on SMART goal setting. Students in the comparison school served as a measurement-only group. AF was assessed via the PACER multi-stage shuttle run test pre and post…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Intervention, Physical Health, Health Promotion
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Rutten, Cindy; Boen, Filip; Vissers, Nathalie; Seghers, Jan – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
Based on Self-Determination Theory (Deci & Ryan, 2000), this study tested whether changes in autonomous motivation toward physical education (AMPE) during the transition from elementary to secondary school can be predicted by changes in perceived need support from the physical education (PE) teacher and perceived physical school environment.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Motivation, Personal Autonomy, Self Determination
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Yli-Piipari, Sami; Kokkonen, Juha – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
The study examined the role of motivation in students' performance and engagement in elementary and middle school physical education. Cross-lagged relationships between performance and engagement were investigated across Grades 6-9. A total of 763 (365 girls, 398 boys) Finnish school students (11- to 12-year old) were followed across three years.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Expectation
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Prusak, Keven A.; Davis, Tirza; Pennington, Todd R.; Wilkinson, Carol – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
Couched in attitude theory, this follow-up study examines children-voiced perceptions of "enjoyment" and "usefulness" toward a "district mandated" elementary physical education (PE) program. Attitudes of 277 5th and 6th grade males and females from four representative schools from within a district were assessed in a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Children, Followup Studies, Elementary School Students
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Spencer-Cavaliere, Nancy; Rintoul, Mary Ann – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2012
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the phenomenon of alienation in physical education from the perspectives of children. Of particular interest were children's perspectives about the three constructs of alienation: (a) powerlessness, (b) meaninglessness, and (c) social isolation, as defined by Carlson (1995). A case study…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Social Isolation, Semi Structured Interviews, Grade 6
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Rutten, Cindy; Boen, Filip; Seghers, Jan – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2012
Based on the self-determination theory, this study investigated the mediating role of the satisfaction of the three psychological needs (need for competence, relatedness and autonomy) in the relation between need support from the physical education (PE) teacher and autonomous motivation to engage in PE and between the physical school environment…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Motivation, Psychological Needs, Physical Education
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Vlachopoulos, Symeon P.; Katartzi, Ermioni S.; Kontou, Maria G. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2011
The present study reported on the modification of the Basic Psychological Needs in Exercise Scale (Vlachopoulos & Michailidou, 2006) to assess students' psychological need fulfillment in elementary school, middle school, and high school compulsory physical education classes. Data were collected from 817 5th and 6th grade students, 862 middle…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Psychological Needs, Physical Education, Elementary School Students
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Bevans, Katherine; Fitzpatrick, Leslie-Anne; Sanchez, Betty; Forrest, Christopher B. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2010
This study was conducted to identify student characteristics and instructional factors that impact student engagement in physical education (PE). Data were derived from the systematic observation of 124 sessions taught by 31 physical educators and the administration of health and PE engagement questionnaires to 2,018 students in grades 5-8.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Self Concept, Student Characteristics, Physical Activities
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Keating, Xiaofen Deng; Harrison, Louis; Chen, Li; Xiang, Ping; Lambdin, Dolly D.; Dauenhauer, Brian; Rotich, Willy; Pinero, Jose Castro – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
Although substantial inquiry has been made into fitness levels of students, there has been scant examination of knowledge in this domain. This article seeks to review and analyze research on student health-related fitness (HRF) knowledge mastery in K-16 programs by examining studies published in the literature. Two major results emerging from the…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Metzler, Michael – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
A debate over the quality of teacher education programs has been ongoing for nearly 100 years. The most current round in this debate started with "A Nation at Risk" (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983) and has escalated in recent years to involve an increasing number of participant-constituents, each of whom has voiced…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Education, Excellence in Education, Rhetoric
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Chow, Bik C.; McKenzie, Thomas L.; Louie, Lobo – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
Physical activity (PA) during physical education is important for health purposes and for developing physical fitness and movement skills. To examine PA levels and how PA was influenced by environmental and instructor-related characteristics, we assessed children's activity during 368 lessons taught by 105 physical education specialists in 42…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teacher Behavior, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness
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Shen, Bo; Chen, Ang – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2006
Guided by the Model of Domain Learning (MDL), the study was designed to explore the extent of interrelations among prior knowledge, learning strategies, interests, physical engagement, and learning outcomes in a sixth-grade (N = 91) volleyball unit. Pearson product-moment correlations and a path analysis were conducted for the research purpose.…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Interests, Path Analysis, Learning Strategies