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Liu, Yang; Chen, Senlin – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to capture students' essential knowledge and behaviors concerning active living. Methods: Students (N = 1,079) from elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States reported their knowledge of physical activity and fitness (PAF knowledge), and physical activity and sedentary behavior using…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Physical Activity Level, Health Related Fitness, Elementary School Students
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Barker, Dean; Nyberg, Gunn; Larsson, Hakan – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: To describe student learning when physical education teacher and students attempted to develop movement capability. Methods: The study reports on the implementation of a 10-lesson pedagogical sequence. Data were generated using observations, interviews, and student diaries with one grade 9 class (26 students aged approximately 15 years)…
Descriptors: Movement Education, Human Body, Sequential Approach, Learning Processes
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Woods, Amelia Mays; Ayers, Suzan F. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
There are several factors that contribute to the shrinking supply of teachers. Fewer individuals are pursuing teaching as a career; in the United States, for example, teacher education enrollments plunged 35% between 2009 and 2014 (Berry & Shields, 2017). In direct relation to the decrease in students entering preservice teaching, fewer…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Girard, Stéphanie; St-Amand, Jérôme; Chouinard, Roch – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: To assess if high school students' leisure-time physical activity is predicted by their perception of the motivational climate, their perceived competence, and their achievement goals in physical education (PE) and if these variables interact with each other. Methods: A sample of 843 high school students completed self-reported…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Lodewyk, Ken R. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Personality traits such as honesty-humility, emotionality, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness to experience (HEXACO) have been linked to numerous adaptive outcomes in academic, sport, and physical activity settings; yet little if any such research has been conducted with physical education (PE) students. The aim…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Physical Education, High School Students, Grade 9
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Koka, Andre; Sildala, Heino – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Guided by the conception that amotivation is a multidimensional construct, the present study aimed to evaluate gender as a moderator of relationships between different dimensions of perceived teachers' controlling behavior and amotivation in high school physical education. Method: A total of 419 students (246 girls and 173 boys) completed…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Student Motivation, Teacher Student Relationship, Physical Education
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Xiang, Ping; Agbuga, Bülent; Liu, Jiling; McBride, Ron E. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: Using self-determination theory, this study examined unique contributions of relatedness need satisfaction (to both teachers and peers) to intrinsic motivation and engagement (behavioral, cognitive, and emotional) over and above those of autonomy need satisfaction and competence need satisfaction among Turkish students in secondary school…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Motivation, Secondary School Students, Prediction
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Haslem, Liz; Wilkinson, Carol; Prusak, Keven A.; Christensen, William F.; Pennington, Todd – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was (a) to test a hypothesized model of motivation within the context of conceptual physical education (CPE), and (b) to explore the strength and directionality of perceived competence for physical activity as a possible mediator for health-related fitness knowledge (HRFK) and physical activity behaviors. High school…
Descriptors: Health Related Fitness, Knowledge Level, Competence, Self Determination
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Baena-Extremera, Antonio; Gómez-López, Manuel; Granero-Gallegos, Antonio; Ortiz-Camacho, Maria del Mar – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
The purpose of this research study was to determine to what extent the motivational climate perceived by students in Physical Education (PE) classes predicts self-determined motivation, and satisfaction with physical education classes. Questionnaires were administered to 758 high school students aged 13-18 years. We used the Spanish versions of…
Descriptors: Prediction, Physical Education, Spanish, Questionnaires
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McMullen, Jaimie; van der Mars, Hans; Jahn, Julie A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
The purpose of this study is to describe the experiences of physical education teacher education (PETE) majors enrolled in an internship course that provided them with authentic experiences promoting and facilitating a before-school physical activity (PA) program and to examine the associated implications for PETE programs within the Comprehensive…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Digelidis, Nikolaos; Karageorghis, Costas I.; Papapavlou, Anastasia; Papaioannou, Athanasios G. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of asynchronous (background) music on senior students' motivation and lesson satisfaction at the situational level. A counterbalanced mixed-model design was employed with two factors comprising condition (three levels) and gender (two levels). Two hundred students (82 boys, 118 girls; M [subscript…
Descriptors: Music, Emotional Response, Influences, Student Motivation
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Tischler, Amy; McCaughtry, Nate – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine boys' perceptions of masculinity hierarchies in adventure physical education in relation to past experiences in sport-based physical education and their evolving views about physical activity in their lives. Theoretical principles of masculinity guided this study. Data were collected with 55 male high…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Physical Education, Males, Student Attitudes
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Mercier, Kevin; Silverman, Stephen – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes of high school students toward fitness testing. An instrument containing 18 items and four factors measuring student's attitudes toward fitness testing: cognitive, affect-enjoyment, affect-feelings, and affect-teacher was completed by 524 boys and 675 girls (N = 1199). MANOVA indicated…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Physical Fitness, Gender Differences
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Pan, Yi-Hsiang – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to confirm the relationships among teachers' self-efficacy, and students' learning motivation, learning atmosphere, and learning satisfaction in senior high school physical education (PE). A sample of 462 PE teachers and 2681 students was drawn using stratified random sampling and cluster sampling from high schools in…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Efficacy, Learning Motivation, Student Motivation
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Garn, Alex C.; McCaughtry, Nate; Kulik, Noel L.; Kaseta, Michele; Maljak, Kim; Whalen, Laurel; Shen, Bo; Martin, Jeffrey J.; Fahlman, Mariane – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
Grounded in social cognitive theory, the purpose of this study was to examine leaders' and students' perspectives of factors that contribute to effective voluntary after-school physical activity clubs. Data were collected over two-years via field observations (n= 115) and interviews with students (n= 278) and adult leaders (n= 126). Results…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Physical Activities, Hunger, Transportation
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