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. 64, No. 4, December

1993 C.H. McCloy Research Lecture: Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, and Health
Key words: cardiovascular disease, epidemiology, health, physical fitness Interest in the healthful effects of physical activity dates back to ancient times, but scientific study of the issue did not receive emphasis until the end of the 19th century....
Children's Self-Regulated Learning of Movement Sequences
The Purpose of this study was to determine whether developmental differences exist in childrens' use of self-regulatory strategies while learning supra-memory-span movement sequences. Grade 1 and Grade 4 children were asked to study two movement sequences...
Coping Strategies Used by National Champion Figure Skaters
This investigation had two purposes: (a) to identify and describe the coping strategies used by national champion figure skaters and (b) to examine the relationship between coping strategies and particular stress sources. Participants were 17 of 20...
Domain Specifications and Content Representativeness of the Revised Value Orientation Inventory
Value orientations represent theoretical belief systems that guide teachers'curricular decision making. Research using the Value Orientation Inventory (VOI) to examine physical educators' value orientations in school settings found inconsistencies...
Effects of Traditional and Reversed Bandwidth Knowledge of Results on Motor Learning
The effects of two types of bandwidth (BW) knowledge of results (KR) were investigated on the acquisition and immediate retention of a timing task. Traditional and reversed BW KR groups were compared with two yoked control groups. Forty-eight randomly...
Evaluation of Relapse Prevention and Reinforcement Interventions to Promote Exercise Adherence in Sedentary Females
An experimental design was employed to assess the effectiveness of a relapse prevention program, a reinforcement program, and an exercise-only control group in increasing exercise program adherence and short-term maintenance in 120 previously sedentary...
Ideokinetic Imagery as a Postural Development Technique
In two experiments we examined the effectiveness of ideokinetic imagery and flexibility combined with abdominal strength training as methods for improving the spinal angles of lordosis and kyphosis and reducing low back pain. Ideokinetic imagery is...
Students' Constructs of Elementary School Physical Education
The constructivist educational orientation acknowledges that students construct their own learning as they experience and make meaning from their schooling. An elementary school physical education master teacher and 10 of her former students participated...
The Impact of Student Goal Orientation in Physical Education Classes
The theory of achievement motivation suggests that students whose goals are related to the mastery of a task are more likely to engage in adaptive patterns of behavior such as choosing challenging tasks and focusing on effort. Students whose goal...
The Importance of Physical Fitness versus Physical Activity for Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factors: A Cross-Sectional Analysis
Numerous epidemiological investigations have shown that low physical fitness and low physical activity are related to the incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD). Most studies, however, have not examined both variables concurrently to determine...
Variance and Invariance in Expert and Novice Triple Jumpers
The purpose of this study was to examine relative timing, relative distance, and effector independence characteristics of the triple jump. We videotaped expert and novice triple jumpers using standing and running starts. On some trials, the triple...