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Kwon, Ja Youn; Kulinna, Pamela H.; van der Mars, Hans; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey; Koro-Ljungberg, Mirka – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Given the emphasis on the important role of physical education within Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAPs), the purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) prepares teacher candidates for CSPAP roles. Methods: A total of 144 PETE program completed the online…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Tsuda, Emi; Ward, Phillip; Li, Yilin; Higginson, Kelsey; Cho, Kyuil; He, Yaohui; Su, Jianzhen – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Common and specialized content knowledge (CCK and SCK) and performance are requirements in the Society of Health and Physical Educators America initial physical education teacher education (PETE) standards, yet relationships among these requirements are unclear. The authors examined relationships among CCK, SCK, and performance. Method: A…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Majors (Students), Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Specialization
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Petranek, Laura J.; Bolter, Nicole D.; Bell, Ken – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: External attentional focused instructions and feedback have shown to enhance motor performance among adults, adolescents, and older children. This study examined type and frequency of instructions and feedback among younger children performing an overhand throw. Method: First graders (N = 65) were provided external or internal focused…
Descriptors: Attention, Feedback (Response), Grade 1, Physical Education
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Kern, Ben D.; Graber, Kim C.; Woods, Amelia Mays; Templin, Tom – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Physical education teachers have been criticized for not implementing progressive or innovative instruction resulting in enhanced student knowledge and skills for lifetime participation in physical activity. Purpose: To investigate how teachers with varying dispositions toward change perceive socializing agents and teaching context as barriers to…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Educational Change, Physical Activities, Teacher Attitudes
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Harris, Margaret T.; Metzler, Mike – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: To examine a district Online Physical Education (OLPE) course and determine the degree to which its design aligns with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education "Initial Guidelines for OLPE" (2007). Method: A thorough document analysis of the course website and student and teacher online surveys provided a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Lee, Ye Hoon; Kwon, Hyungil Harry; Richards, K. Andrew R. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Previous literature has demonstrated the contribution of emotional intelligence to various socioemotional processes including well-being, job performance, and leadership effectiveness. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among emotional intelligence, unpleasant emotions, emotional exhaustion, and job…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Response, Fatigue (Biology), Job Satisfaction
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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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Zhu, Xihe; Haegele, Justin A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to (a) examine elementary school students' health-related fitness knowledge growth under one curriculum condition and (b) examine the impacts of student/school-level factors on health-related fitness knowledge and its growth rate in physical education. Method: We used an observational, longitudinal repeated-measures…
Descriptors: Health Related Fitness, Instructional Effectiveness, Elementary School Students, Physical Education
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Wenner, Julianne A.; Tucker, Kimberly M. B.; Calvert, Hannah G.; Johnson, Tyler G.; Turner, Lindsey – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: This research investigated how social capital relates to physical education (PE) teachers' abilities to facilitate physical activity (PA) outside of PE class in their schools. Methods: Twenty-seven elementary PE teachers were interviewed. Data were analyzed using a multistep qualitative coding process ending in a cross-case analysis.…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Physical Education Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Instructional Leadership
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Chu, Tsz Lun; Zhang, Tao; Thomas, Katherine T.; Zhang, Xiaoxia; Gu, Xiangli – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Based on the self-determination theory, this study explored the predictive strengths and relative importance of basic psychological needs (BPNs; i.e., autonomy, competence, and relatedness) in physical education in physical, cognitive, and psychological outcomes among Hispanic boys and girls. Methods: Fourth- and fifth-grade Hispanic…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Psychological Needs, Personal Autonomy, Competence
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Danthony, Sarah; Mascret, Nicolas; Cury, François – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
There is currently no scale assessing test anxiety in physical education (PE), despite the specificities of this class (e.g., body image, failure in front of peers). Accordingly, the aim of the present study was to develop a specific scale named the "Revised Test Anxiety and Regulatory Dimension of Anxiety in Physical Education"…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Anxiety, Physical Education, Adolescents
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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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Jacobs, Jenn M.; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Wahl-Alexander, Zach; Ressler, James D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Physical education teacher education programs are tasked with preparing students for a teaching career in a field that possesses inherent challenges. Purpose: The current study, designed as a descriptive case study, examined how an outdoor education field experience can facilitate important learning for preservice teachers about navigating…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Outdoor Education, Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Wright, Paul M.; Zittel, Lauriece L.; Gipson, Tawanda; Williams, Crystal – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Physical development is an integral part of a child's overall development. Evidence suggests that physical development and physical activity are positively correlated with positive academic outcomes in elementary and secondary school students. However, research on physical development among preschool-age children lags behind. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Physical Development, Preschool Children, Child Development, Correlation
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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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