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Hodges, Michael Gary; Hodges-Kulinna, Pamela; Kloeppel, Tiffany Ann – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Currently, obesity is one major pressing health concern for children, with physical inactivity being one main contributor. Schools are an excellent venue to provide pupils with opportunities for physical activity; however, schools are in need of user-friendly intervention programs that increase pupil activity and healthy behavior…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Physical Activities, Questionnaires, Health Behavior
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Martin, Jeffrey J.; McCaughtry, Nate; Hodges-Kulinna, Pamela; Cothran, Donetta – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2008
Background: Many children and adolescents are physically inactive and become even less active as they age. USA high school students' rates of attendance in physical education (PE) classes sharply decline by grade with 73% of ninth graders attending PE, while only 31% of seniors attend. Non-Caucasian youth report the lowest levels of physical…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Urban Schools, Physical Education, Intervention