Current Research in Physical education

An investigation of the relationship among basketball coaches' leadership behavior and team cohesion and athletes' satisfaction in selected universities in northern Taiwan
Wei-Hsiung Lan, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among basketball coaches' leadership behavior and team cohesion and athletes' satisfaction in selected universities in northern Taiwan....
Collegiate student-athletes' academic success: Academic communication apprehension's impact on prediction models
Kai'Iah A. James, 2010
This dissertation study examines the impact of traditional and non-cognitive variables on the academic prediction model for a sample of collegiate student-athletes. Three hundred and fifty-nine NCA...
Evidence-based practice in undergraduate athletic training education
Sarah A. Manspeaker, 2010
As Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) has progressed within medicine, nursing, and physical therapy, athletic training has been subsequently slow to infuse EBP and its associated concepts at the profess...
Beliefs and practices about implementing technology in physical education
II Donald E. Cain, 2010
There is little research in the field of physical education on whether technology can help decrease the level of childhood obesity in physical education classes or on why physical educators choose ...
An examination of the effect of coach leadership behaviors on the psychosocial development of Division III college football players
Gary P. Williams, 2010
This study explores the relationship between student athlete development and coach leadership behaviors in NCAA Division III football players. Three key elements support this study. The first, Thel...
The effects of an ActiPed pedometer intervention program on body composition and aerobic capacity of youth in a school system in East Tennessee
Kristie Russell Coleman, 2010
The purpose of this study is to determine if the ActiPed Pedometer Intervention Program would sustain or improve aerobic capacity or body composition scores over a 12-week period for students ages ...
Experiences of PETE majors participating in an out-of-class-time physical activity promotion and facilitation-based internship course
Jaimie Margaret McMullen, 2010
Recently, much of the Physical Education and sport pedagogy literature has focused on confronting the challenges associated with the rising number of overweight children in America's schools. Given...
The impact of intercollegiate athletics on undergraduate enrollment at a small, private, Southern, faith-based institution
Matthew J. Brunet, 2010
Based on previous research, it is apparent that many National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I institutions benefit from the existence of and success in intercollegiate athletics. ...
Predicting first-year grade point average and retention of student-athletes using demographic, academic, and athletic variables
James E. Johnson, 2010
A sample of 674 first-year student-athletes at Ball State University were examined for five consecutive years (2004-2008) to determine what combination of demographic, academic, and athletic variab...
Teaching behaviors, student motivation and achievement in the learning domains of physical education
Jody Leigh Langdon, 2010
One of the fundamental goals of physical education is long term engagement in a physically active lifestyle which should result from the achievement of all six national standards. While it is not a...
The coach-athlete dyad, basic psychological needs and perceptions of autonomy support climates in American collegiate athletics
Raylene Ross, 2010
The quality of relationship in the coach-athlete dyad (CAD) is critical for success and well-being. Unlike previous research, this study was the first to consider the largest sample of interdepende...
The college football student-athlete's academic experience: Network analysis and model development
Kyle McLendon Young, 2010
A grounded theory research study employing network analysis as a means of facilitating the latter stages of the coding process was conducted at a selective university that competes at the highest l...
Interpersonal influence tactics as characterized by certified athletic trainers
Sunny Norwood, 2010
Raven, Schwarzwald, and Koslowsky (1998) made a distinction between social power and influence techniques. The distinction they made was that social power existed in the realm of "potential," while...
The "Iron cage" of division I athletics and football as status imperatives: Constraint and change among American universities
Bart Lindy Fenex, 2010
Throughout the history of American higher education sports have been closely identified with universities and campus life. Intercollegiate athletics occupies a peculiar space in the university; it ...
An analysis of recreational sport programs for boys and girls in ages 12 to 14 in Taoyuan City, Taiwan
Hsin-jung Sung, 2010
Recreational youth sport programs can help students build lifelong sport habits and learn sport skills, social skills, and sportsmanship. While having fun, recreational sport programs also provide ...
Sport programming, self-perceptions, and burnout among adolescent female athletes
Beth Lancellotti, 2010
This study investigated the relationships among sport programming, self-perceptions, and burnout of adolescent female athletes. One hundred seventy five student athletes from three states participa...
The role of physical fitness in academic achievement
William J. Hannigan, 2010
Despite the research indicating a direct relationship between physical fitness and academic achievement, physical fitness levels of students are decreasing in many schools, along with opportunities...
The relationship between exercise and job related outcomes
Tyson Edward Tremaine Moore, 2010
The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to examine the effect of exercise (fitness levels) on stress and self-efficacy, and the impact stress and self-efficacy had on job satisfaction and abs...
Reach-to-grasp action: Natural grasp vs. hand-held tool
Eunkyung Lee, 2010
The purpose of the study was to test whether effector independence in grasping depends on task-complexity and the performers' prior experience. The kinematics of reach-to-grasp movements of inexper...
A longitudinal analysis of the physical skills of students entering kindergarten
Britton Thaddeus Johnson, 2010
Concern about the level of physical skill development of young children has surfaced since the late 1900s due to the increase of childhood obesity and the decrease in opportunities for children to ...