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Murtagh, Conall F.; Naughton, Robert J.; McRobert, Allistair P.; O'Boyle, Andrew; Morgans, Ryland; Drust, Barry; Erskine, Robert M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2019
Purpose: The powerful activity profile of elite soccer match play has not been documented appropriately to inform specific maximal power assessment and development criteria. The aims of the current study were to develop a reliable soccer-specific powerful action (SSPA) notational analysis coding system that could be used to compare frequency and…
Descriptors: Athletics, Team Sports, Coding, Youth Programs
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St Quinton, Tom; Brunton, Julie A. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2018
Purpose: This study is the 3rd piece of formative research utilizing the theory of planned behavior to inform the development of a behavior change intervention. Focus groups were used to identify reasons for and solutions to previously identified key beliefs in addition to potentially effective behavior change techniques. Method: A purposive…
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Theories, College Freshmen, Undergraduate Students
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Goodyear, Victoria A. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
Purpose: It has been argued, extensively and internationally, that sustained school-based continuous professional development (CPD) has the potential to overcome some of the shortcomings of traditional one-off CPD programs. Yet, the evidence base on more effective or less effective forms of CPD is contradictory. The mechanisms by which sustained…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Professional Continuing Education, Faculty Development, Cooperative Learning
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Casey, Ashley; Quennerstedt, Mikael – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this article was to investigate how boys communicate previous experiences of cultural norms in physical education (PE) practice. This was done by analyzing what boys (from a school in the United Kingdom) remember about PE 2 years after they last participated. Making use of autobiographical memory theory and John Dewey's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Cultural Influences, Physical Education
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McLachlan, Sarah; Hagger, Martin S. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2010
This study aimed to explore relations between chronically accessible outcomes in physical activity and scaled measures of motivational orientations from a self-determination perspective. Methods from construct and attitude accessibility research and the Levesque and Pelletier (2003) study were used to identify participants' chronically accessible…
Descriptors: Motivation, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries, Leisure Time
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MacPhail, Ann; Gorely, Trish; Kirk, David; Kinchin, Gary – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
This paper reports on a 16-week sport education (SE) unit with just over 70 year 5 students (M age = 10.04 years) in one United Kingdom school during the spring and summer terms and discusses students' SE experiences. Student interviews were conducted throughout the season and a questionnaire on different motivation aspects was administered prior…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Student Experience, Student Motivation
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Rowlands, Ann V.; Hughes, Dylan R. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2006
The aims of this study were to: (a) compare physical activity across two seasons and, within those seasons, across school and vacation time, and (b) compare the proportion of children meeting the activity thresholds recommended by Tudor-Locke et al. (2004) at each time point. Thirty-six boys, between the ages of 8 and 10 years (M age = 8.8 years,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Foreign Countries, Males
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Standage, Martyn; Duda, Joan L.; Ntoumanis, Nikos – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2006
In the present study, we used a model of motivation grounded in self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 1985, 1991; Ryan & Deci, 2000a, 2000b, 2002) to examine the relationship between physical education (PE) students' motivational processes and ratings of their effort and persistence as provided by their PE teacher. Data were obtained…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Structural Equation Models, Physical Education, Student Motivation
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Greenlees, Iain; Lane, Andrew; Thelwell, Richard; Holder, Tim; Hobson, Gina – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2005
The aim of this study was to develop and validate a team-referent attribution scale. Conducted over three studies, Study 1 modified items from McAuley, Duncan, and Russell's (1992) Causal Dimension Scale II by rewording items to reflect team attributions and adding one item per factor. This led to the development of a 16-item scale (Causal…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Team Sports, Athletes, Factor Analysis