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Harveson, Andrew; Hannon, James; Brusseau, Timothy; Podlog, Les; Chase, Ben; Kang, Kyoung-doo – Physical Educator, 2018
The purpose of this study was to compare the acute effects of Aerobic Exercise (AE), Resistance Exercise (RE), and a nonexercise (NE) control on measures of academic achievement (AA) and cognition in 10th grade males and females. This study utilized a randomized crossover design. Tenth grade males and females performed three exercise trials (AE,…
Descriptors: Exercise, Academic Achievement, High School Students, Grade 10
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Hedlund, David P.; Fletcher, Carol A.; Dahlin, Sean – Physical Educator, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of sport coaches and administrators regarding the eight domains and 40 standards contained in the National Standards for Sport Coaches (NSSC). Data were primarily obtained from junior high school, high school, and college-level sport coaches (n = 308) and sport administrators (n = 99) in the…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Junior High Schools, High Schools, Colleges
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Zhu, Xihe; Haegele, Justin A.; Davis, Summer – Physical Educator, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine physical education teachers' habitual physical activity and self-efficacy for regular exercise. In-service physical education teachers (N = 168) voluntarily completed an online questionnaire that included items to collect demographic information (gender, race/ethnicity, years of teaching experience, and…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Activities, Self Efficacy, Exercise
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Barnas, Jillian; Wunder, Colin, II; Ball, Steve – Physical Educator, 2018
Introduction: The prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States has reached epidemic status with some states with rates as high as 20%. The most effective interventions for combating inactivity target children before inactivity develops in their adolescent years. If effective, school-aged physical activity (PA) interventions would decrease…
Descriptors: Playgrounds, Child Health, Obesity, Physical Activity Level
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Linker, Jenny Mae; Woods, Amelia Mays – Physical Educator, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine preservice elementary classroom teachers' (PCTs) beliefs about physical education and their willingness to incorporate physical activity as they progressed through an undergraduate physical education methods course. This course focused on quality physical education as well as the classroom teacher's role in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Physical Activities
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Cardina, Catherine E.; DeNysschen, Carol – Physical Educator, 2018
Purpose: This study described professional development (PD) among public school physical education (PE) teachers and compared PE teachers to teachers of other subjects. Method: Data were collected from a nationally representative sample of public school teachers in the United States. Descriptive statistics were used to describe teachers' support…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Physical Education Teachers, Public School Teachers, Statistical Analysis
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Hodges, Michael; Wicke, Jason; Flores-Marti, Ismael – Physical Educator, 2018
Many have examined game-based instructional models, though few have examined the effects of the Tactical Games Model (TGM) on secondary-aged students. Therefore, this study examined the effects TGM has on secondary students' physical activity (PA) and gameplay performance (GPP) in three secondary schools. Physical education teachers (N = 3) were…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students
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Reynolds, Craig; Benham-Deal, Tami; Jenkins, Jayne M.; Wilson, Margaret – Physical Educator, 2018
The purpose of this study was to describe fifth grade students' physical activity (PA) while playing a dance-based video game, Just Dance 4, and to examine the influence direct feedback about their performance had on their level of activity. Twenty-seven students in the 5th grade from an elementary school in the Rocky Mountain West participated.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities
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Sawyer, Tonya L. – Physical Educator, 2018
A Missouri court of appeals reversed a trial court and restored a plaintiff's claim that a head football coach and an assistant coach were liable for assault and battery when the assistant coach donned football pads and participated in a practice in which he injured the plaintiff. In the same ruling, however, the court affirmed the finding that…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Court Litigation, Athletics, Negligence
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Milton, Katherine; Wojcik, Janet R.; Boyd, Joni M.; Bowers, Charles J. – Physical Educator, 2018
Resistance training has become a preferred method for developing muscular strength among various populations. A variety of resistance training modes are available, but there are mixed outcomes regarding strength development among barbells, dumbbells, and weight machines. The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in strength…
Descriptors: College Students, Females, Physical Fitness, Exercise
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Martin, Hannah; Farrell, Antomia; Gray, James; Clark, Teresa B. – Physical Educator, 2018
Time spent in the outdoors has been proven to benefit individuals of all ages mentally and physically. For example, exposure to nature reduces stress levels, induces relaxation, and provides Vitamin D. Prior research has linked free play outdoors to helping elementary children focus better in the classroom, reducing symptoms of attention deficit…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Student Attitudes, Recess Breaks
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Berei, Catherine P.; Karp, Grace Goc; Kauffman, Katie – Physical Educator, 2018
Recent literature indicates that low percentages of Idaho adolescents report being physically active on a daily basis. Research examines school PA, however, little focuses on Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAPs) from the perspectives of physical educators. This study explored Idaho physical educators' perceptions and…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Wellness, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Buckmaster, Melanie E.; Young, Sarah J. – Physical Educator, 2018
In August 2012, Barbara Fakhouri visited Ober Gatlinburg, a ski resort located in eastern Tennessee to vacation with her family. Ms. Fakhouri used a wheelchair to ambulate. Despite the absence of snow on the ground, the resort operated year-round with many amenities such as an amusement park, restaurant, lounge, and shopping center to captivate…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Legal Responsibility, Injuries, Court Litigation
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Chatoupis, Constantine; Vagenas, George – Physical Educator, 2018
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to examine the effectiveness of Mosston and Ashworth's (2008) practice and reciprocal styles of teaching on motor skill acquisition of school-age and university students. A systematic search in bibliographical databases led to the identification of 23 relevant studies published in peer-reviewed journals. Using…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Meta Analysis, Psychomotor Skills
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Barney, David C.; Pleban, Francis T. – Physical Educator, 2018
Objectives: To provide further information regarding physical education (PE) teachers' perceptions of incorporating music in PE lessons and to evaluate the influence of music on the classroom environment using a qualitative approach. Method: Electronic survey interviews were conducted with 26 veteran PE instructors (10 male, 16 female), from 7…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Music, Classroom Techniques
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