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Pišot, Rado; Plevnik, Matej; Štemberger, Vesna – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Regular quality physical education (PE) contributes to the harmonized biopsychosocial development of a young person--to relaxation, neutralization of negative effects of sedentary hours, and other unhealthy habits/behaviors. The evaluation approach to PE effectiveness provides important information to PE teachers and also to students. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, Physical Education
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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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Zhuang, Jie; Chen, Peijie; Wang, Chao; Huang, Liang; Zhu, Zheng; Zhang, Wenjie; Fan, Xiang – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of missing physical activity (PA) data of children and youth. Method: PA data from the Chinese City Children and Youth Physical Activity Study ("N" = 2,758; 1,438 boys and 1,320 girls; aged 9-17 years old) were used for the study. After the data were sorted by the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Error of Measurement, Statistical Data, Gender Differences
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Zhuang, Jie; Chen, Peijie; Wang, Chao; Jin, Jing; Zhu, Zheng; Zhang, Wenjie – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine which method, individual information-centered (IIC) or group information-centered (GIC), is more efficient in recovering missing physical activity (PA) data. Method: A total of 2,758 Chinese children and youth aged 9 to 17 years old (1,438 boys and 1,320 girls) wore ActiGraph GT3X/GT3X+…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Measurement Equipment, Data Analysis
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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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Bengoechea, Enrique Garcia; Sabiston, Catherine M.; Ahmed, Rashid; Farnoush, Michelle – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
There is limited research on participation context in studies of physical activity correlates during adolescence. Using an ecological approach, this study explored the association of gender, socioeconomic status (SES), weight status, and physical education enjoyment with participation in organized and unorganized physical activity contexts in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Socioeconomic Status, Participation
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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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Photiou, A.; Anning, J. H.; Meszaros, J.; Vajda, I.; Meszaros, Z.; Sziva, A.; Prokai, A.; Ng, N. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
General socioeconomic conditions as well as the physical environment have undergone remarkable changes in Hungary during the past 30 years. Unfortunately, these positive processes have resulted in a reduction of habitual physical activity along with unfavorable changes in dietary habits. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to compare…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Exercise, Physical Activity Level, Foreign Countries
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Behets, Daniel; Vergauwen, Lieven – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2004
The purpose of this research was to examine and compare physical educators' value profiles. The Value Orientation inventory was used to collect data from 528 elementary and 637 secondary physical education teachers in Flanders. Teacher characteristics, including gender and years of teaching experience revealed only minor differences in value…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Experience, Profiles, Secondary Schools