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Koekoek, Jeroen; Knoppers, Annelies – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: To explore how the use of gender categorizations inform children's preferences of working with others in physical education. Method: Draw, write, and tell procedures were used to elicit the thoughts and feelings of 42 children, across four schools, about their peers and working together in groups. The children, aged between 11 and 13…
Descriptors: Sex, Cooperative Learning, Classification, Physical Education
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Lodewyk, Ken; McNamara, Lauren – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: This study assessed students' levels and associations between recess enjoyment, positive affect, environmental factors, and activity preferences overall and as a function of gender and developmental level. Methods: An online survey was used to gather data from 464 students in Grades 4-8 from nine elementary schools in southwestern…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Preferences
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Hsu, Wei-Ting; Pan, Min – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: To develop a measure of student-perceived teacher relation-inferred self-efficacy (RISE) support in physical education in terms of the Teacher RISE Support Scale, through a series of three studies. Methods: In Studies 1 and 2, interviews, exploratory factor analysis, and confirmatory factor analysis were conducted to develop a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Self Efficacy, Factor Analysis, Psychometrics
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Wright, Paul M.; Richards, Andrew R.; Jacobs, Jennifer M.; Hemphill, Michael A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Research indicates that physical education can be an effective setting for promoting positive values, attitudes, and behaviors that transfer to other settings. However, there is a lack of instrumentation to assess the cognitive and motivational aspects of the transfer process. Therefore, this study proposed and validated the Transfer of…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Transfer of Training, Physical Education, Student Attitudes
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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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Pennington, Colin G.; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D.; Wind, Stefanie A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: To examine the impact of a physical education teacher's age on students' learning and perceptions of the teacher. Method: A total of 188 elementary students were randomly assigned to view one of two virtually identical filmed swimming lessons. In the young-appearance lesson, the teacher was youthful. In the middle-aged lesson, he had been…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Age Differences
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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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Lynch, Shrehan; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of one sociocultural foundations class taught by Florence, a teacher educator, on the perspectives and practices of two physical education preservice teachers (PTs), Michael and Bob. Within a narrative inquiry approach, data sources were nonparticipant observation, intraviews, conversations,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Constantinides, Panos; Silverman, Stephen – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: This study examined the attitudes of Cypriot elementary school students toward physical education. Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students (N = 763) from six urban Cypriot elementary schools completed an attitude instrument. Methods: Adapting the attitude instrument for Greek-speaking students an extensive two-step pilot study showed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Yli-Piipari, Sami; Layne, Todd; Hinson, Janet; Irwin, Carol – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Grounded in the trans-contextual model of motivation framework, this cluster-randomized trial examined the effectiveness of an autonomy supportive physical education (PE) instruction on student motivation and physical activity (PA). Method: The study comprised six middle schools and 408 students (M[subscript age] = 12.29), with primary…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Physical Activities, Personal Autonomy, Exercise
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Bolter, Nicole D.; Kipp, Lindsay; Johnson, Tyler – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Background: Promoting good sportsmanship is a common goal of school physical education and many youth sport organizations. Teachers and coaches play a key role in accomplishing this goal. Thus, it is important to gather teachers' and coaches' reports of how they teach sportsmanship as well as youths' perceptions of those behaviors to understand if…
Descriptors: Sportsmanship, Physical Education, Athletics, Comparative Analysis
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Knowles, Alex; Wallhead, Tristan L.; Readdy, Tucker – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
One of the primary goals of physical education is for students to gain the motivation to continue to be physically active outside of curriculum time. The purpose of this study was to use a case study approach to examine elementary students' responses to Sport Education and how it influenced their choice to participate in the same sports during…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Case Studies, Recreational Activities
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Milton, Daniel; Appleton, Paul R.; Bryant, Anna; Duda, Joan L. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Guided by Duda's hierarchical conceptualization of the motivational climate that draws from self-determination and achievement goal theories, this study provides initial evidence of the psychometric properties of the Empowering and Disempowering Motivational Climate Questionnaire in physical education (EDMCQ-PE). Method: Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Physical Education Teachers
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Gaudreault, Karen Lux; Simonton, Kelly L.; Simonton, Angela – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Researchers have begun using occupational socialization theory to understand the experiences of physical education teacher education doctoral students and faculty members. Comparatively little work has been done with graduate students pursuing research-focused masters' degrees. These programs can serve as pipelines into PhD programs and have…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Attitudes
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Park, Chan Woong; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to examine the influences of occupational socialization on 11 sport pedagogy internationally born faculty members' (IFMs) perspectives and practices regarding physical education teaching and physical education teacher education (PETE). Method: Data sources were formal and informal interviews and documents…
Descriptors: Socialization, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, College Athletics
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