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Timler, Amanda; McIntyre, Fleur; Bulsara, Caroline; Rose, Elizabeth; Hands, Beth – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Our identity develops with age, and many impacting factors will determine whether it is healthy or unhealthy. A particularly fragile phase of identity development occurs during adolescence when level of motor competence may be influential, yet is rarely considered. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine male and female adolescent's…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Self Concept, Measures (Individuals), Scores
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Bonney, Nathan; Berry, Jason; Ball, Kevin; Larkin, Paul – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: In Australian Football (AF), the ability to proficiently kick the ball is a critical skill and has been shown to be advantageous to a team's successful performance; however, a valid and reliable match referenced kicking assessment remains absent. Therefore, the aim of this study was to develop a valid and reliable AF kicking proficiency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development
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Vukovic, Marko; Kukic, Filip; Cvorovic, Aleksandar; Jankovic, Dunja; Prcic, Iva; Dopsaj, Milivoj – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: Leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) has always been very important for the maintenance and improvement of body composition. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine if the frequency and volume of LTPA (F-LTPA and V-LTPA) were related to indices of body composition in police officers. Method: A physical activity questionnaire was used…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Physical Activity Level, Body Composition, Police
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Jelicic, Mario; Ivancev, Vladimir; Cular, Dražen; Covic, Nedim; Stojanovic, Emilija; Scanlan, Aaron T.; Milanovic, Zoran – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability, validity, and usefulness of 30--15 Intermittent Fitness Test (30-15[subscript IFT]) in female basketball players. Methods: Nineteen female basketball players (17.82 ± 1.94 yr, 175.4 ± 7.3 cm, 67.9 ± 7.7 kg) competing in the National Croatian League performed one trial of a…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Females, Athletes, Team Sports
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Gómez-Moya, Rosinna; Diaz, Rosalinda; Vaca-Palomares, Israel; Fernandez-Ruiz, Juan – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is characterized by poor coordination and clumsiness in children. Subjects often show unsteady gait, frequent tripping, and difficulty holding objects. Here we evaluated the implicit and explicit motor learning capabilities of children with DCD. Method: We assessed a total of 80 children…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Psychomotor Skills, Perceptual Impairments, Developmental Disabilities
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Bird, Jonathan M.; Karageorghis, Costas I. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: Despite considerable interest in the effects of music in an exercise context, there is a dearth of research examining the use of music-videos. This is surprising given the ubiquity of this medium in exercise facilities. The present study sought to examine the impact of a music-video channel on the social process of exercising in a public…
Descriptors: Exercise, Music, Video Technology, Program Effectiveness
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LaPlaca, David A.; Schempp, Paul G. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the skills, knowledge, and experiences differentiating expert and competent strength and conditioning (S&C) coaches. Method: The participants were 87 elite-level head S&C coaches with an average of over 18 years of coaching experience. These coaches were employed by teams from the MLB,…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Muscular Strength, Athletic Coaches, Team Sports
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Schedler, Simon; Brock, Katharina; Fleischhauer, Fabian; Kiss, Rainer; Muehlbauer, Thomas – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: In youth, cross-sectional studies reported age differences in balance performance that were in favor of adolescents. Thus, trainability of balance performance might be different in children compared to adolescents. The purpose of this study was therefore to compare the effects of balance training (BT) on balance performance between…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Age Differences, Pretests Posttests, Children
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Turri-Silva, Natália; Ricci-Vitor, Ana Laura; Cipriano, Gerson, Jr.; Garner, David; Netto, Jaime, Jr.; Giacon, Thaís; Destro Christofaro, Diego Giulliano; Marques Vanderlei, Luiz Carlos – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a growing epidemic related with higher values of blood pressure (BP) and autonomic dysfunction. Scientific evidence has been indicating that functional resistance training (FRT) is superior over conventional (CRT) for muscle fatigue and pain, yet its effects on autonomic modulation (AM), BP and heart rate in MetS are…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Metabolism, Training Methods, Physical Activities
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Burke, Shaunna; Utley, Andrea; Belchamber, Caroline; McDowall, Louise – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: Physical activity (PA) is increasingly being used in hospice care as a rehabilitation strategy to help patients manage symptoms and improve quality of life. However, little is known about how to design and deliver interventions that promote uptake and maintenance of PA in this population. Single-level approaches (i.e., psychological…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Hospices (Terminal Care), Foreign Countries, Rehabilitation
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Detanico, Daniele; Kons, Rafael Lima; Fukuda, David Hideyoshi; Teixeira, Anderson Santiago – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: To determine the individual contributions of chronological age, somatic maturation, body size and composition, and training experience as indicators of performance in neuromuscular and judo-specific assessments in young athletes. Methods: Sixty-six youth judo athletes performed anthropometric measurements, neuromuscular tests--standing…
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletics, Age Differences, Maturity (Individuals)
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Schmitz, Boris; Pfeifer, Carina; Thorwesten, Lothar; Krüger, Michael; Klose, Andreas; Brand, Stefan-Martin – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: This study analyzed the physiological response during Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Level 1 (YYIR1) test and re-test by in-field ergospirometry and time-series analyses of respiratory parameters. Methods: Ten moderately trained males (23.4 ± 2.01 years, VO[subscript 2peak]= 56.81 ± 10.75 mL·kg[superscript -1]·min[superscript -1]) completed…
Descriptors: Exercise Physiology, Males, Physical Activities, Test Validity
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Roberts, Jonathan R.; Osei-Owusu, Paul; Mears, Aimee C.; Harland, Andrew R. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: The decision by the International Football Association Board in 2004 to approve the use of artificial surfaces in elite football (soccer) competitions remains controversial amongst many players, managers and coaching staff. The aim of this study was to conduct a comprehensive assessment of players' opinions to better understand the…
Descriptors: Athletes, Opinions, Team Sports, Facilities
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Farias, Cláudio; Wallhead, Tristan; Mesquita, Isabel – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: This longitudinal study provided a retrospective examination of the impact of student participation in a year-long Sport Education curricular experience on physical literacy development. A focus was placed on students' reported motivation, attitudes and disposition to participate in physical education (PE) and sport, and their…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Athletics, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes
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Doncaster, Greg; Page, Richard; White, Paul; Svenson, Robert; Twist, Craig – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the physical match profiles of professional soccer players using 3 and 5 min fixed and rolling averages as well as fixed 1 min averages, with considerations to training prescription. Methods: Twenty-nine professional U23 soccer outfield players competed across 17 competitive matches during the…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Athletes, Athletics, Competition
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