Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (RQES) is a quarterly professional journal published and owned by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD). Its editorial headquarters is in Reston, Va. This journal has been published since 1930. Offering the latest research in the art and science of human movement studies, RQES features articles and research notes encompassing such topic areas as biomechanics, epidemiology, motor behavior, measurement and evaluation, physiology, pedagogy, psychology and history/philosophy/sociocultural foundations. This journal is a go-to source for researchers and university students preparing for careers in exercise and sport science. Its region is the U.S. The journal publishes over 50 papers per year in four issues (March, June, September and December), an annual index (in the December issue) and an annual supplement, containing approximately 250 abstracts of presentations from the Research Consortium Conference of the AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition. In March 2005, RQES featured an article titled "Listening to the Voices: The Experiences of African American Female Student Athletes." Using data collected at a large Midwestern University, the study looked at the sport participation patterns of 12 African American female collegiate student athletes. In December 2006, RQES researched active and passive commuting to school to assess the effects walking farther to school had on primary school age kids. In June 2009, the journal included an article that explored whether adults involved in resistance training programs experienced and perceived changes in physical self-worth. Linda Topper is the Managing Editor and Publisher and Mark G. Fischman is Editor-in-Chief.

Articles from Vol. 74, No. 4, December

Accumulating 10,000 Steps: Does This Meet Current Physical Activity Guidelines?
The purpose of this study was to determine whether taking 10, 000 steps in a day is equivalent to meeting the current minimum physical activity guidelines of accumulating at least 30 min of moderate physical activity (MPA). Fifty-nine women ages 20-65...
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Arousal, Anxiety, and Performance: A Reexamination of the Inverted-U Hypothesis
Until recently, the traditional Inverted-U hypothesis had been the primary model used by sport psychologists' to describe the arousal-performance relationship. However, many sport psychology researchers have challenged this relationship, and the current...
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Influence of Social Goal Orientations and Peers on Unsportsmanlike Play
The present study was designed to examine the influence of personal (i. e., social goal orientations or definitions of success that include interpersonal relationships) and situational (i.e., peer influence) factors on decisions surrounding unsportsmanlike...
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Moral Issues in Sport: The Child's Perspective
Sport offers opportunities for children to identify and resolve moral issues. Moral issues in sport have primarily been studied from the researcher's perspective, with the child's perspective relatively ignored. Thus, the purpose of this study was...
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Motor Schema Theory after 27 Years: Reflections and Implications for a New Theory
The schema theory for discrete motor skill learning (Schmidt, 1975), originally published in 1975, has generated considerable interest and received strong challenges over its lifetime. In this paper, I focus on the findings generated since 1975 that...
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Reduced Knowledge of Results Frequency Enhances Error Detection
Key words: guidance hypothesis, motor learning, performance estimation ********** Knowledge of results (KR), which is augmented error information, has long been thought to be a key factor in enhancing motor skill acquisition and learning (for...
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Schema Theory (1975): Retrospectives and Prospectives
A brief commentary is provided on the theoretical assumptions, scholarly impact and continuing influence of the schema theory of motor learning (Schmidt, 1975). The traditional contrasts of schema theory to the coordinative structure ordynamical systems...
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Schema Theory: Critical Review and Implications for the Role of Cognition in a New Theory of Motor Learning
This paper is based on a symposium celebrating the 26th anniversary of the publication of "A Schema Theory of Discrete Motor Skill Learning" (Schmidt, 1975) held at the annual conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and...
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Situational Indexes of Achievement Motivation, Help-Seeking, and Performance: Influences of the Learning Context and Gender Differences
Key words: goal involvement, motivational climate, perceived difficulty, self-efficacy ********** The context for acquiring skills plays a major role in determining learning-related self-regulatory patterns. Studies conducted in academics (e.g.,...
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The Independence of Response Structure and Element Production in Timing Sequences
In three experiments, participants were asked to produce a prescribed temporal sequence of key presses. The number of elements in a key press sequence, the movement time of the elements, and uniformity of the timing elements comprising the sequence...
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Timing of Triggering in Relation to the Cardiac Cycle in Nonelite Rifle Shooters
This study investigated the timing of the trigger pull in relation to the cardiac cycle during air rifle shooting. Electrocardiogram) was recorded from 20 male nonelite rifle shooters in two separate testing sessions. The testing was conducted at an...
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Treatment Discrimination among Assistant Coaches of Women's Teams
The purpose of this study was to examine organizational treatment discrimination (i.e., when members of a group receive fewer rewards, opportunities, or resources than the), legitimately deserve based on job-related criteria) in the context of women's...
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