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Buszard, Tim; Reid, Machar; Masters, Rich S. W.; Farrow, Damian – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: Research supporting the skill acquisition benefits of scaling sports equipment for children in a real-world setting where child-to-coach ratios are high is scarce. Thus, the aim of this study was to examine the influence of scaling the tennis racquet on children's skill acquisition in a primary school setting. Method: Children aged 6 to 7…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Athletics, Racquet Sports, Elementary School Students
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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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Costa, Silvia; Barber, Sally E.; Griffiths, Paula L.; Cameron, Noël; Clemes, Stacy A. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Purpose: This study assessed mothers' opinions about the feasibility and acceptability of using the ActiGraph GT3X+, Actiheart, and activPAL3 with their 2- to 3-year-old children, as well as with themselves and their husbands/partners, for an 8-day period. Method: Six focus groups were run with Pakistani and White British mothers ("n" =…
Descriptors: Measurement Equipment, Mothers, Parent Attitudes, Foreign Countries