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Laukkanen, Arto; Pesola, Arto J.; Finni, Taija; Sääkslahti, Arja – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
Purpose: We studied whether physical activity (PA) counseling for parents influenced the level of parental support of children's PA and leisure-time PA in children of different levels of initial parental support. We hypothesized that the initial level of parental support would moderate the intervention efficacy. Method: Children (n = 44,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Parent Counseling, Parent Influence, Parent Child Relationship
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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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Mero, Antti – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1988
Investigation of the force-time characteristics of eight male sprinters during the acceleration phase of the sprint start suggested that the braking and propulsion phases occur immediately after the block phase and that muscle strength strongly affects running velocity in the sprint start. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Exercise Physiology, Foreign Countries, Males, Muscular Strength