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Merino-Barrero, Juan Andrés; Valero-Valenzuela, Alfonso; Pedreno, Noelia Belando; Fernandez-Río, Javier – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: To assess the impact of a sustained Teaching for Personal and Social Responsibility program in Physical Education. Method: There were 72 primary and secondary education students (11-13 years), enrolled in two different schools, and their four teachers were randomly distributed into an experimental group (n = 35) and a nonequivalent group…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Student Responsibility, Student Motivation, Sportsmanship
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McLoughlin, Gabriella M.; Graber, Kim C.; Woods, Amelia M.; Templin, Tom; Metzler, Mike; Khan, Naiman A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: To address the obesity epidemic and promote children's health; several health organizations recommend that schools develop comprehensive programs designed to promote physical activity and health behavior. Given a lack of empirical investigation, the authors sought to understand how physical education programs are perceived within such…
Descriptors: Physical Education, School Activities, Wellness, Student Welfare
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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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Webster, Collin A.; Mindrila, Diana; Moore, Chanta; Stewart, Gregory; Orendorff, Karie; Taunton, Sally – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: A comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) is designed to help school-aged youth meet physical activity guidelines as well as develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that foster meaningful lifelong physical activity participation. In this study, we employed a "diffusion of innovations theory" perspective to…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Innovation
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Cecchini, Jose A.; Carriedo, Alejandro – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: New ways of teaching have been under consideration over the last decade. Thus, this study aims to examine the effects of an interdisciplinary educational approach integrating physical education and mathematics on light and moderate-vigorous physical activity (PA), sedentary behavior, and learning subtraction. Method: Forty-six first-grade…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Education
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Franco, Evelia; Coterón, Javier; Huéscar, Elisa; Moreno-Murcia, Juan A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: This study seeks to offer a motivational sequence that explains the intention of physical activity among low-motivation students. Method: Participants included 1,872 students (M[subscript age] = 15.01, SD[subscript age] = 0.83 years) from three countries. A cluster analysis (i.e., a person-centered approach) and a multigroup structural…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Intention
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Zimmo, Lena; Almudahka, Fuad; Ibrahim, Izzeldin; Al-kuwari, Mohamed G.; Farooq, Abdulaziz – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: Schools provide opportunities for children to accumulate recommended daily moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA). This study aimed to determine physical activity (PA) across the school day among elementary school children in Qatar. Methods: This cross-sectional study recruited 181 Grade 1 (5.8 ± 0.4 years) and Grade 4 (9.0 ± 0.5…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 4
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Ward, Jeffery Kurt; Hastie, Peter A.; Strunk, Kamden – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of ability grouping on game performance and physical activity levels of elementary school students during an invasion game. Method: Forty-eight fifth-grade students (22 girls) participated in eight games of "Over the Line Ball." Four of these games saw students in…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Performance, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education
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Galloway, Riley; Booker, Robert; Owens, Scott – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Current in-school physical activity (PA) policies lack regulation, which testifies to the urgency of monitoring in-school moderate to vigorous PA (MVPA). This study quantifies the demographical differences of in-school PA among elementary students. Methods: Fourth grade students wore accelerometers during school for 1 week. The teachers…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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DiMatteo, Julie; Radnitz, Cynthia; Loeb, Katharine L.; Ni, Jingwen – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine if automatic enrollment in exercise-promoting courses on a college campus, with a choice to opt out, would increase enrollment. Method: In a simulated course selection paradigm, 317 college students were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: optimal default (automatic enrollment in an…
Descriptors: Physical Education, College Students, Course Selection (Students), Exercise
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Dauenhauer, Brian D.; Keating, Xiaofen D.; Lambdin, Dolly – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: This study aimed to conduct an in-depth investigation into physical education data sources and collection procedures in a district that was awarded a Physical Education Program (PEP) grant. Method: A qualitative, multi-site case study was conducted in which a single school district was the overarching case and eight schools served as…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, School Districts
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Fullmer, Matthew O.; Wilkinson, Carol; Prusak, Keven A.; Eggett, Dennis; Pennington, Todd – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: This study examined the relationship between adolescents (N = 124) from physical education classes keeping a daily online leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) record and feelings of competence toward LTPA, motivational profiles toward LTPA, and LTPA behaviors. Method: A repeated measures ANCOVA was used to examine the relationships…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Adolescent Attitudes, Profiles
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Chen, Senlin; Liu, Yang; Schaben, Jodee – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine physical activity (PA)/fitness knowledge and its association with PA and sedentary behavior in youth. Method: Eighth grade students from five schools (N = 660) in a midwestern state completed a PE Metrics written test and the Youth Activity Profile to assess PA/fitness knowledge, PA (at school and…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Fitness, Life Style, Knowledge Level
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De Meester, An; Cardon, Greet; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Haerens, Leen – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The goals were to investigate whether extracurricular school-based sports reach students not engaging in community sports and whether extracurricular school-based sports participants are more physically active and/or autonomously motivated toward sports than nonparticipants. Method: 1526 students (48.0% boys; 85.9% Belgian natives; age =…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Athletics, Community Programs, Physical Activity Level
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Gu, Xiangli; Thomas, Katherine Thomas; Chen, Yu-Lin – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: Guided by Stodden et al.'s (2008) conceptual model, the purpose of this study was to examine the associations among perceived competence, actual motor competence (MC), physical activity (PA), and cardiorespiratory fitness in elementary children. The group differences were also investigated as a function of MC levels. Methods: A…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Psychomotor Skills, Competency Based Education
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