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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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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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McCuaig, Louise; Enright, Eimear; Rossi, Anthony; Macdonald, Doune; Hansen, Scott – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
In this article, we draw on current research to explore notions of socially just health and physical education (HPE) programs, in light of claims that a neoliberal globalization promotes markets over the states and a new individualism that privileges self-interest over the collective good. We also invite readers to consider the UN Educational,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Physical Education, Health Education, Neoliberalism
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Gray, Shannon E.; Finch, Caroline F. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to provide an epidemiological profile of injuries sustained by participants in fitness activities in Victoria, Australia, based on hospital admissions and emergency department (ED) presentations and to identify the most common types, causes, and sites of these injuries. Method: Hospital-treated fitness…
Descriptors: Epidemiology, Injuries, Medical Services, Hospitals
MacMahon, Clare; Köppen, Jörn; Raab, Markus – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Purpose: Recent evidence of the hot hand in sport--where success breeds success in a positive recency of successful shots, for instance--indicates that this pattern does not actually exist. Yet the belief persists. We used 2 studies to explore the effects of framing on the hot hand belief in sport. We looked at the effect of sport experience and…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Evidence, Team Sports, Physical Activities
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Buszard, Tim; Farrow, Damian; Reid, Machar; Masters, Rich S. W. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Purpose: The International Tennis Federation recently launched a worldwide campaign advocating the use of equipment scaling for children learning to play tennis. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence that varying racquet sizes and ball compressions had on children's ability to play a forehand groundstroke. Method: This was a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racquet Sports, Athletics, Equipment
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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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Cardinal, Bradley J.; Powell, Felicity M.; Lee, Miyoung – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2009
The extent of international research on the Research Consortium's program between 1965 and 2008 was documented. A total of 9,132 abstracts were reviewed, and 657 (7.19%) had an international component. Inclusion of international research ranged from a low of 1.97% in 1983 to a high of 14.24% in 2007. There was a decrease in the amount of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Health, Recreation, Dance
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Dimmock, James A.; Hallett, Bree E.; Grove, J. Robert – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2009
Our study assessed implicit and explicit evaluations of overweight individuals among a sample of fitness center employees (N = 70). Participants completed a general demographics questionnaire and an explicit, self-report Antifat Attitudes Test (AFAT). Participants also completed two Implicit Association Tests (IATs) to measure implicit attitudes…
Descriptors: Obesity, Employees, Context Effect, Evaluation
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Podlog, Leslie; Dionigi, Rylee A. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2009
The purpose of this study was to explore the perceived factors affecting workers' participation in an exercise intervention and interpret the findings within self-determination theory (Ryan & Deci, 2000a; 2007). Research examining the impact of psychological need satisfaction on exercise outcomes is not well established (McDonough &…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Exercise, Intervention, Focus Groups
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Morgan, Philip J.; Hansen, Vibeke – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
A major aim of the current study was to determine what classroom teachers perceived to be the greatest barriers affecting their capacity to deliver successful physical education (PE) programs. An additional aim was to examine the impact of these barriers on the type and quality of PE programs delivered. This study applied a mixed-mode design…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers
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Macdonald, Doune – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1995
The purpose of this study was to discover the dissatisfactions for Australian beginning physical education (PE) teachers. Qualitative data yielded five main categories underpinning teacher dissatisfaction: lack of status, repetitive nature of PE work, limited decision making, personal and professional surveillance, and unprofessional staff-room…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Career Change, Faculty Mobility, Foreign Countries