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Wright, Bradley James; O'Halloran, Paul Daniel; Stukas, Arthur Anthony – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: We assessed how 6 psychological performance enhancement techniques (PETs) differentially improved self-efficacy (SE) and skill performance. We also assessed whether vicarious experiences and verbal persuasion as posited sources of SE (Bandura, 1982) were supported and, further, if the effects of the 6 PETs remained after controlling for…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Performance, Comparative Analysis, Self Concept Measures
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Loria, Tristan; de Grosbois, John; Tremblay, Luc – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: At rest, the central nervous system combines and integrates multisensory cues to yield an optimal percept. When engaging in action, the relative weighing of sensory modalities has been shown to be altered. Because the timing of peak velocity is the critical moment in some goal-directed movements (e.g., overarm throwing), the current study…
Descriptors: Neurological Organization, Cues, Auditory Stimuli, Visual Stimuli
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Chen, Haichun – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
It was widely reported in China that female college students were fitter than male college students in a recent fitness study in Jiangsu Province, China. After carefully examining the finding and its related context, I believe that this specific finding was a "side effect" of the changes made in the "2014 Chinese Students Fitness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Standards, College Students, Gender Differences
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Legrand, Fabien D.; Joly, Philippe M.; Bertucci, William M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
Purpose: Increased core (brain or body) temperature that accompanies exercise has been posited to play an influential role in affective responses to exercise. However, findings in support of this hypothesis have been equivocal, and most of the performed studies have been done in relation to anxiety. The aim of the present study was to investigate…
Descriptors: Exercise Physiology, Exercise, Affective Measures, Metabolism
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Lavega, Pere; Alonso, José I.; Etxebeste, Joseba; Lagardera, Francisco; March, Jaume – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Purpose: The aims of this study were to analyze the intensity of emotions (positive, negative, or ambiguous) produced when players took part in traditional games with a different social structure and to examine the explanations given by those participants for these emotional experiences. Method: Participants (N = 556) were recruited from 4 Spanish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Games, Emotional Response
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Rodgers, Wendy M.; Markland, David; Selzler, Anne-Marie; Murray, Terra C.; Wilson, Philip M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
This article examined the conceptual and statistical distinction between perceived competence and self-efficacy. Although they are frequently used interchangeably, it is possible that distinguishing them might assist researchers in better understanding their roles in developing enduring adaptive behavior patterns. Perceived competence is conceived…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Exercise, Self Efficacy, Self Concept
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Mäkelä, Kasper; Hirvensalo, Mirja; Whipp, Peter R. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Purpose: This study investigated Finnish physical education (PE) teachers' intentions to leave the profession and the reasons behind them. Method: A large sample (N = 808) of PE teachers who graduated between 1980 and 2008 (432 women, 376 men) answered a modified job satisfaction and teacher follow-up questionnaire that elicited career…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Career Development, Teacher Persistence, Job Satisfaction
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McNevin, Nancy; Weir, Patricia; Quinn, Tiffany – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Purpose: Suprapostural task performance (manual tracking) and postural control (sway and frequency) were examined as a function of attentional focus, age, and tracking difficulty. Given the performance benefits often found under external focus conditions, it was hypothesized that external focus instructions would promote superior tracking and…
Descriptors: Human Posture, Attention, Age Differences, Young Adults
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Dugas, Michelle; Gaudreau, Patrick; Carraro, Natasha – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
This 4-week prospective study examined whether the use of life-management strategies mediates the relationship between implementation planning and short-term progress on physical activity goals. In particular, the strategies of elective selection, compensation, and loss-based selection were disentangled to assess their specific mediating effects.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Undergraduate Students, Goal Orientation