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Robinson, Leah E.; Rudisill, Mary E.; Goodway, Jacqueline D. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2009
In Part II of this study, we examined the effect of two 9-week instructional climates (low-autonomy [LA] and mastery motivational climate [MMC]) on perceived physical competence (PPC) in preschoolers (N = 117). Participants were randomly assigned to an LA, MMC, or comparison group. PPC was assessed by a pretest, posttest, and retention test with…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Preschool Children, Competence, Student Attitudes
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Morgan, Philip J.; Hansen, Vibeke – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
A major aim of the current study was to determine what classroom teachers perceived to be the greatest barriers affecting their capacity to deliver successful physical education (PE) programs. An additional aim was to examine the impact of these barriers on the type and quality of PE programs delivered. This study applied a mixed-mode design…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers
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Thomas, Jerry R., Jr.; French, Karen E. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1986
Meta-analysis is a set of procedures used to quantify, integrate, and analyze the findings of a large number of research studies. The article describes the new statistical techniques used and provides an example of their application to data regarding gender differences in throwing velocity of children and adolescents. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Research Reports