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Saint-Maurice, Pedro F.; Anderson, Katelin; Bai, Yang; Welk, Gregory J. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: This study examined the agreement between estimated peak oxygen consumption (VO[subscript 2peak]) obtained from the Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER) fitness test and equated PACER laps derived from One-Mile Run time (MR). Methods: A sample of 680 participants (324 boys and 356 girls) in Grades 7 through 12…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Physical Fitness, Grade 7, Grade 8
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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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Yli-Piipari, Sami; Leskinen, Esko; Jaakkola, Timo; Liukkonen, Jarmo – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
In this study we examined adolescents' physical activity (PA) stability as well as individual differences in PA across grades 7-9. In addition, we tested the predictive role of adolescents' self-determination and goal orientations in physical education at grade 6 in relation to their PA development. Adolescents' (N = 812) self-reported PA was…
Descriptors: Motivation, Physical Activity Level, Adolescents, Junior High School Students
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Dwyer, John J. M.; Chulak, Tala; Maitland, Scott; Allison, Kenneth R.; Lysy, Daria C.; Faulkner, Guy E. J.; Sheeshka, Judy – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
This paper describes a revised measure of self-efficacy to overcome barriers to moderate and vigorous physical activity in a sample of 484 high school students in Toronto, Ontario. The students had a mean age of 15.3 years. Principal axis factoring with oblique rotation yielded five factors: self-efficacy to overcome internal, harassment, physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, High School Students, Self Efficacy
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Gao, Zan; Hannon, James C.; Newton, Maria; Huang, Chaoqun – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine (a) the effects of three curricular activities on students' situational motivation (intrinsic motivation [IM], identified regulation [IR], external regulation, and amotivation [AM]) and physical activity (PA) levels, and (b) the predictive strength of situational motivation to PA levels. Four hundred twelve…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Team Sports, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness
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Morrow, James R., Jr.; Martin, Scott B.; Welk, Gregory J.; Zhu, Weimo; Meredith, Marilu D. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
This paper summarizes the historical and legislative backgrounds leading to statewide testing of health-related physical fitness in Texas children grades 3-12 as mandated by Texas Senate Bill 530. The rationale and goals for an associated research project (the Texas Youth Fitness Study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) to evaluate…
Descriptors: Health Related Fitness, Testing, State Legislation, Physical Education
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Welk, Gregory J.; Jackson, Allen W.; Morrow, James R., Jr.; Haskell, William H.; Meredith, Marilu D.; Cooper, Kenneth H. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
This study examined the associations between indicators of health-related physical fitness (cardiovascular fitness and body mass index) and academic performance (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills). Partial correlations were generally stronger for cardiovascular fitness than body mass index and consistently stronger in the middle school…
Descriptors: Health Related Fitness, Academic Achievement, Body Composition, Correlation
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Morrow, James R., Jr.; Martin, Scott B.; Jackson, Allen W. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the quality (reliability and validity) of large-scale fitness testing in Texas and determine if reliabilities and validities were related to potential confounding variables. Four test administration scenarios were conducted to investigate the quality of data collected statewide as part of the Texas…
Descriptors: Health Related Fitness, Tests, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Cooper, Kenneth H. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
The passage of Senate Bill 530 in June 2007 increased visibility about the importance of health-related fitness in Texas. As a result of the mandate, more than 2.6 million 3rd- through 12th-grade students from all Texas counties were evaluated between January 1, 2008, and June 1, 2008, using a standardized test of health-related physical fitness…
Descriptors: Health Related Fitness, Testing, Standardized Tests, Elementary School Students
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Shen, Bo – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
This prospective study was designed to investigate the influence of high students' perceived teacher autonomy support in mandatory physical education on their intention and actual enrollment in elective physical education. Participants included 545 ninth-grade students enrolled in three suburban high schools in a major midwestern metropolitan…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Physical Education, Elective Courses, Enrollment Influences
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Keating, Xiaofen Deng; Chen, Li; Guan, Jianmin; Harrison, Louis, Jr.; Dauenhauer, Brian – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2009
The purpose of the study was to examine Hispanic and other minority ninth-grade students' health-related fitness (HRF) knowledge, using FitSmart, a standardized test for high school students. The test consisted of 50 weighted multiple choice items, measuring six subcontent components. Means and standard deviations of the overall scores and the…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, High School Students, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups
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Downs, Danielle Symons; Graham, George M.; Yang, Stephen; Bargainnier, Sandra; Vasil, Jay – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2006
The study purposes were to examine: (a) the determinants of exercise intention and past exercise behavior (PEB) using the theories of reasoned action and planned behavior, and (b) the moderating influences of sex and exercise group (meeting or not meeting exercise guidelines). Participants (n = 676 adolescents) completed self-reported measures of…
Descriptors: Exercise, Intention, Behavior Theories, Measurement Techniques
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Wu, Tsu-Yin; Jwo, Jun-Ling – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2005
The decline of physical activity during adolescence is not well understood. This prospective study followed 969 Taiwanese students from eighth to ninth grade and examined their physical activity-related cognitions, interpersonal influences, and behavior of physical activity across the grade transition. Gender differences were found in the effects…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Gender Differences, Correlation, Physical Activity Level