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Coolkens, Rosalie; Ward, Phillip; Seghers, Jan; Iserbyt, Peter – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2018
Purpose: To investigate the effect of generalization of engagement in parkour from physical education (PE) to organized and supervised recess on voluntary participation and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). Method: Children received a 6-day parkour unit in PE and every two lessons they could voluntarily participate in 20-min parkour…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Education, Generalization, Recess Breaks
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Cottyn, Jorge; De Clercq, Dirk; Crombez, Geert; Lenoir, Matthieu – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
The interaction between functional and dysfunctional emotions, as one of the major tenets of the Individual Zones of Optimal Functioning (IZOF) model (Hanin, 2000), was studied in a sport specific setting. Fourteen female gymnasts performed three attempts of a compulsory balance beam routine at three different heights. Heart rate and self-report…
Descriptors: Athletics, Psychological Patterns, Females, Athletes
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Balduck, Anne-Line; Buelens, Marc; Philippaerts, Renaat – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
The present study addressed the issue of short-term performance effects of midseason coach turnover in soccer. The goal of this study was to examine this effect on subsequent short-term team performance. The purposes of this study were to (a) examine whether midseason coach turnover improved results in the short term, and (b) examine how team…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Athletic Coaches, Labor Turnover, Performance
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Tudor-Locke, Catrine; McClain, James J.; Hart, Teresa L.; Sisson, Susan B.; Washington, Tracy L. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2009
This review assembles pedometry literature focused on youth, with particular attention to expected values for habitual, school day, physical education class, recess, lunch break, out-of-school, weekend, and vacation activity. From 31 studies published since 1999, we constructed a youth habitual activity step-curve that indicates: (a) from ages 6…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Females, Males
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Matton, Lynn; Wijndaele, Katrien; Duvigneaud, Nathalie; Duquet, William; Philippaerts, Renaat; Thomis, Martine; Lefevre, Johan – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2007
The purpose of this study was to investigate the test-retest reliability and concurrent validity of the Flemish Physical Activity Computerized Questionnaire (FPACQ) in employed/unemployed and retired people. The FPACQ was developed to assess detailed information on several dimensions of physical activity and sedentary behavior over a usual week. A…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Questionnaires, Item Analysis
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De Cocker, Katrien; Cardon, Greet; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2007
Pedometer-determined physical activity (PA) levels in Belgian adults were provided and compared to PA scores reported in the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). The representative sample (N = 1,239) of the Belgian population took on average 9,655 (4,526) steps/day. According to pedometer indices 58.4% were insufficiently active.…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Leisure Time, Measures (Individuals), Adults
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Capranica, Laura; Minganti, Carlo; Billat, Veronique; Hanghoj, Signe; Piacentini, Maria Francesca; Cumps, Elke; Meeusen, Romain – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2005
In general, women are well represented among sport participants and sport audiences but not in the media. Data show that women's sport is greatly under-reported and trivialized in newspapers. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to measure press coverage during the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in the largest circulating Belgian, Danish, French,…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Foreign Countries, Females, Womens Athletics