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Coutinho, Diogo; Gonçalves, Bruno; Travassos, Bruno; Folgado, Hugo; Figueira, Bruno; Sampaio, Jaime – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: This study aimed to compare players' performances when manipulating the external markings of the pitch during football small-sided games. Methods: Ten under-15 players performed a 5-a-side (plus goalkeepers) under three conditions: (i) Lines, the game was played in a pitch in which the external boundaries were painted with full lines;…
Descriptors: Youth, Athletics, Team Sports, Teamwork
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Klostermann, André; Küng, Philip – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
Purpose: This study aimed to further the knowledge on gaze behavior in locomotion by studying gaze strategies in skateboard jumps of different difficulty that had to be performed either with or without an obstacle. Method: Nine experienced skateboarders performed "Ollie" and "Kickflip" jumps either over an obstacle or over a…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Physical Activities, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Barriers
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Sicilia, Álvaro; Sáenz-Alvarez, Piedad; González-Cutre, David; Ferriz, Roberto – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: Based on self-determination theory, the purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between social physique anxiety and intention to be physically active, while taking into account the mediating effects of the basic psychological needs and behavioral regulations in exercise. Method: Having obtained parents' prior consent, 390…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Human Body, Social Influences, Anxiety
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Malina, Robert M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Growth, maturation, and development dominate the daily lives of children and adolescents for approximately the first 2 decades of life. Growth and maturation are biological processes, while development is largely a behavioral process. The 3 processes occur simultaneously and interact. They can be influenced by physical activity and also can…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Motor Development, Competence, Individual Development
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Rosalie, Simon M.; Muller, Sean – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
This paper presents a preliminary model that outlines the mechanisms underlying the transfer of perceptual-motor skill learning in sport and everyday tasks. Perceptual-motor behavior is motivated by performance demands and evolves over time to increase the probability of success through adaptation. Performance demands at the time of an event…
Descriptors: Perceptual Motor Learning, Transfer of Training, Behavior, Athletics
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Bhalla, Jennifer A.; Weiss, Maureen R. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
Little is known about parental socialization processes for youth participants from different cultural backgrounds. The purpose of this study was to examine parental influence on self-perceptions, task values, and achievement behaviors among female adolescents from two cultures using Eccles' expectancy-value theory (Eccles et al., 1983). Twelve…
Descriptors: Socialization, Cross Cultural Studies, Adolescents, Cultural Differences
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Caljouw, Simone R.; Van der Kamp, John; Savelsbergh, Geert J. P. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
When hitting, kicking, or throwing balls at targets, online control in the target area is impossible. We assumed this lack of late corrections in the target area would induce an effect of a single-winged Muller-Lyer illusion on ball placement. After extensive practice in hitting balls to different landing locations, participants (N = 9) had to hit…
Descriptors: Child Health, Visual Environment, Physical Activity Level, Behavior
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Gao, Zan; Kosma, Maria; Harrison, Louis, Jr. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2009
This study examines differences in self-efficacy, expectancy-related beliefs, task value, and performance in a dart-throwing task as a function of race among diverse college students using the expectancy-value model and self-efficacy theory. It also examines the predictive contributions of these beliefs on task performance within each racial…
Descriptors: African American Students, Race, Stereotypes, Self Efficacy
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Swanson, Lisa – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2009
Using Pierre Bourdieu's theories of social class differentiation and class reproduction, this paper provides an analysis of class-based identity politics in contemporary suburban America. Through a critical ethnography of the emergent, American, upper-middle-class "soccer mom" phenomenon, this study contributes to a growing body of…
Descriptors: Social Class, Team Sports, Ethnography, Mothers
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Gilbert, Wade D.; Trudel, Pierre – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2004
The study followed a four-phase design. In Phase I an exhaustive search was conducted for all English language coaching research published in journals from 1970 to 2001. In Phase II, copies of the research were obtained. An expert panel conducted a manual search and a review in Phase III to address validity. Analysis of the research was completed…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Athletic Coaches, Periodicals, Journal Articles