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Wu, Lili; Ma, Xiao; Shi, Yutong; Tao, Shasha; Yu, Yong; Wang, Sijia; Luo, Liang; Xin, Tao; Li, Youfa – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: To summarize the framework and development procedure of the China National Assessment of Education Quality - Physical Education & Health in 2015 (CNAEQ-PEH 2015), an authoritative and evidence-based national surveillance protocol developed by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China for Grade 4 and Grade 8 students.…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Educational Quality, Physical Education, Grade 4
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Wang, Yehui; Ma, Xiao; Zhang, Yingbing; Wu, Lili; Yang, Zhaoxi; Yang, Tao; Li, Youfa – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: Previous studies indicated a positive association between physical education (PE) and mathematics achievement (MA). This study explored how PE curriculum implementation relates to MA using data from the China National Assessment of Education Quality (CNAEQ) in 2015, including Mathematics (CNAEQ-MA 2015) as well as Physical Education &…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mathematics Achievement, Physical Education, Curriculum Implementation
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Zhang, Yunyun; Liu, Sichen; Li, Youfa; Li, Xin; Ren, Ping; Luo, Fang – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: This study examined the prevalence of different weight status and the relationships between weight status and physical fitness among Chinese children and youth. Methods: Participants were 107,206 Grade 4 children and 70,213 Grade 8 youth from the China National Assessment of Educational Quality -- Physical Education & Health in 2015…
Descriptors: Correlation, Physical Fitness, Body Weight, Comparative Analysis
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Li, Youfa; Wang, Sijia; Yu, Yong; Wu, Lili; Shi, Yutong; Zhang, Michelle; Wu, Xinwei; Ma, Xiao – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: Physical education (PE) in school provides opportunities for physical activity (PA) engagement and reportedly results in improved health-related fitness. This study explored the underlying correlations between PE and activity-related healthy lifestyle practices with current level of cardiorespiratory fitness. Methods: A total of 13,138…
Descriptors: Correlation, Physical Fitness, Health Behavior, Physical Education
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Liu, Yuxin; Mao, Lida; Zhao, Yunan; Huang, Yufang – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2018
Purpose: To create a high-stress shooting among the crowd (SAC) program and to examine its effectiveness in reducing SWAT trainees' stress level and their shooting performance in a simulated hostage-rescue situation. Method: After the SAC program was created, it was evaluated using a pretest and posttest experimental design: 98 young male SWAT…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Weapons, Simulation, Stress Variables
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Martin, Rosemarie; Murtagh, Elaine M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of classroom-based physical activity interventions that integrate academic content and assess the effectiveness of the interventions on physical activity, learning, facilitators of learning, and health outcomes. Method: Six electronic databases (ERIC, PubMed, Google Scholar,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Teaching Methods, Body Composition, Physical Activity Level
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Zhang, Chunhua; Yang, Yang – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
Various models and methods have been proposed to address the worldwide decline in children's and youth's physical fitness, and the social-ecological model has shown some promise. Yet, the impact of the policy intervention, one component of that model, has not been evaluated carefully. Using limited data from policy documents, the impact of policy…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Children, Youth, Models
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Wang, Zhen – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
China is experiencing an air pollution crisis, which has already had a significantly negative impact on the health of the Chinese people. Although exercising is considered a useful means to prevent chronic diseases, it could actually lead to adverse effects due to extra exposure to polluted air when done outdoors. After a brief description of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pollution, Public Health, Exercise
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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
Zhou, Lijun – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
While Dama square dance is gaining popularity in China, especially with middle-aged and older-adult women--hence the "Dama" (Chinese for "big mamas") moniker--there have been conflicts due to the loud music played for the activity. After a brief explanation of Dama square dance and a description of the context of the conflicts,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance, Physical Activities, Public Policy
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Zhu, Zheng; Chen, Peijie; Zhuang, Jie – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Purpose: Many ActiGraph accelerometer cutoff points and equations have been developed to classify children and youth's physical activity (PA) into different intensity levels. Using a sample from the Chinese City Children and Youth Physical Activity Study, this study was to develop new ActiGraph cutoff points for moderate-to-vigorous physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measurement Equipment, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Zhu, Zheng; Chen, Peijie; Zhuang, Jie – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop and cross-validate an equation based on ActiGraph accelerometer GT3X output to predict children and youth's energy expenditure (EE) of physical activity (PA). Method: Participants were 367 Chinese children and youth (179 boys and 188 girls, aged 9 to 17 years old) who wore 1 ActiGraph GT3X…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Children
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Wang, Chao; Chen, Peijie; Zhuang, Jie – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to objectively assess levels of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) of Chinese city children and youth aged 9 to 17 years old using accelerometers and to examine their differences by gender, age, grade, and weight status. Method: The PA and SB of 2,163 students in 4th grade through 11th grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Measurement Equipment
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Huang, Liang; Chen, Peijie; Zhuang, Jie; Zhang, Yanxin; Walt, Sharon – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the influence of childhood obesity on energetic cost during normal walking and to determine if obese children choose a walking strategy optimizing their gait pattern. Method: Sixteen obese children with no functional abnormalities were matched by age and gender with 16 normal-weight children. All…
Descriptors: Children, Child Health, Obesity, Elementary School Students
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Quan, Minghui; Chen, Peijie; Zhuang, Jie; Wang, Chao – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Purpose: Although walking has been demonstrated as one of the best forms for promoting physical activity (PA), little is known about Chinese city children and youth's walking behavior. The purpose of this study was therefore to assess ambulatory PA behavior of Chinese city children and youth. Method: The daily steps of 2,751 children and youth…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Urban Population
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