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Karnaze, Melissa M.; Levine, Linda J.; Schneider, Margaret – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
Purpose: Increasing physical activity among adolescents is a public health priority. Because people are motivated to engage in activities that make them feel good, this study examined predictors of adolescents' feelings during exercise. Method: During the 1st semester of the school year, we assessed 6th-grade students' (N = 136) cognitive…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Physical Activity Level, Health Behavior, Grade 6
O'Connor, Jamie A.; Graber, Kim C. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Purpose: Although bullying is recognized as a serious problem among adolescents, more information is needed regarding bullying within the context of physical education. Grounded in a social-ecological framework, the purpose of this investigation was to discover the perceptions students and teachers have about bullying in physical education and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Grade 6, Physical Education, Fear
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Chase, Melissa A.; Machida, Moe – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of sport as a social status determinant among racially diverse children. Participants were 1,233 fourth- to seventh-grade children. Results indicated there were gender, grade, and racial differences for the selection of social status determinants. Boys placed more importance than girls on being…
Descriptors: Instructional Program Divisions, Social Status, Racial Differences, Student Attitudes
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Scrabis-Fletcher, Kristin; Silverman, Stephen – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
Perception of Competence (POC) has been studied extensively in physical activity (PA) research with similar instruments adapted for physical education (PE) research. Such instruments do not account for the unique PE learning environment. Therefore, an instrument was developed and the scores validated to measure POC in middle school PE. A…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Student Surveys
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Barr-Anderson, Daheia J.; Neumark-Sztainer, Dianne; Schmitz, Kathryn H.; Ward, Dianne S.; Conway, Terry L.; Pratt, Charlotte; Baggett, Chris D.; Lytle, Leslie; Pate, Russell R. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
The current study examined associations between physical education (PE) class enjoyment and sociodemographic, personal, and perceived school environment factors among early adolescent girls. Participants included 1,511 sixth-grade girls who completed baseline assessments for the Trial of Activity in Adolescent Girls, with 50% indicating they…
Descriptors: Females, Middle School Students, Grade 6, Early Adolescents