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Marttinen, Risto; Daum, David; Fredrick, Ray N.; Santiago, Joshua; Silverman, Stephen – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: This study sought to explore students' experiences of the Fitness Integrated with Technology (F.I.T.) unit and of their perceptions of using technology in physical education. Method: This manuscript is part of a larger mixed-methods study that measured student attitude and physical activity (PA) levels of 221 students in sixth, seventh,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Physical Fitness
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Hager, Erin R.; Treuth, Margarita S.; Gormely, Candice; Epps, LaShawna; Snitker, Soren; Black, Maureen M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
Purpose: Ankle accelerometry allows for 24-hr data collection and improves data volume/integrity versus hip accelerometry. Using Actical ankle accelerometry, the purpose of this study was to (a) develop sensitive/specific thresholds, (b) examine validity/reliability, (c) compare new thresholds with those of the manufacturer, and (d) examine…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Females, Adolescents
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Chen, Peijie – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Childhood obesity and its repercussions will be one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Promoting physical activity and preventing the decline of children's fitness and the increase of childhood obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease therefore need to be a high priority. So far, besides a few large-scale…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activity Level, Child Health, Foreign Countries
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Gao, Zan; Oh, Hyunju; Sheng, Huiping – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
One of the most critical public concerns in the United States is the rapid increase in childhood obesity, partly due to the social and environmental changes (e.g., excessive TV and computer use, pressures of standardized testing, etc.) in the past few decades, which has resulted in less physical activity in school children's daily routines.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Body Composition, Physical Activities
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Hart, Teresa L.; Brusseau, Timothy; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; McClain, James J.; Tudor-Locke, Catrine – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
This study compared step counts detected by four, low-cost, objective, physical-activity-assessment instruments and evaluated their ability to detect moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) compared to the ActiGraph accelerometer (AG). Thirty-six 10-11-year-old children wore the NL-1000, Yamax Digiwalker SW 200, Omron HJ-151, and Walk4Life…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Children, Measurement Equipment, Elementary School Students
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Morgan, Charles F.; Graser, Susan Vincent; Pangrazi, Robert P. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
There have been limited prospective studies investigating physical activity and physical self-perceptions in children. In this investigation, mean steps/day did not significantly change from late elementary to junior high for either boys or girls; however, boys accumulated more steps both at baseline and follow-up. Physical self-perception…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Self Concept, Males, Measurement Equipment
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Morgan, Charles F.; Beighle, Aaron; Pangrazi, Robert P. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2007
Limited data are available on the contributory and compensatory relationships between physical education and physical activity in children. Four hundred eighty-five (280 girls) children in first through sixth grades wore sealed pedometers during waking hours, including normally scheduled physical education lessons. The least, moderately, and most…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Duncan, J. Scott; Schofield, Grant; Duncan, Elizabeth K.; Hinckson, Erica A. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2007
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of age group, walking speed, and body composition on the accuracy of pedometer-determined step counts in children. Eighty-five participants (43 boys, 42 girls), ages 5-7 and 9-11 years, walked on a treadmill for two-minute bouts at speeds of 42, 66, and 90 m[middle dot]min[superscript -1]…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Physical Activities, Children, Measurement Equipment