The ICHPER-SD Journal of Research in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport & Dance

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Vol. 8, No. 2, Fall

Fitness-Specific Epistemic Beliefs, Effort Regulation, Outcomes, and Indices of Motivation in High School Physical Education
Compared to most educational domains, physical education (PE) has a rather distinct and interrelated body of knowledge (e.g., biology, exercise physiology, fitness, psychology, dance, biomechanics) and ways of knowing that includes important knowing-related...
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The Promotion and Perception of the Youth Olympic Games: A Korean Perspective
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) seeks to reignite interest in Olympic sports amongst a generation of adolescents that are becoming increasingly overweight and inactive. The IOC's Executive Director of the Olympic Games, Gilbert Felli, stated...
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Residents' Perceived Social-Economic Impact of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
IntroductionTo determine the overall success of an Olympic Games, an important question needs to be asked and answered. Did the Games meet the objectives that the government and people expected them to achieve? Previous researchers have concluded that...
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Marketing Sports Facilities: Perspectives from Botswana
In a parliamentary sitting in April 1997, the Government of Botswana passed a motion to investigate the poor performance of the country's national sport teams (Government White Paper, 2002). This led to an appointment of a five-person committee to carry...
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Service Quality and Satisfaction Perspectives at the 2011 International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) World Championships
IntroductionSports and related media coverage captivate the attention of millions worldwide. Mass media has transformed much of the environment in which sports are played and conducted (Pedersen, Miloch, & Laucella, 2007). Rowe (2009) stated that...
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An Examination of Personality Traits of Motorsports Management Students
Over the last two decades with Formula 1 leading the way, motorsports has grown to become one of the most popular spectator sports in the world (Gifford, 2006; Graham, 2012). Motorsports is a significant global industry valued at approximately $100 billion,...
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Committed Sport Event Volunteers
In the sport industry, the importance of volunteerism has been raised in economic as well as non-economic aspects. Chelladurai (2006) appraised that the economic value of volunteers in sport exceeds $50 billion. It can be surmised that about 20% of all...
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Female Secondary School Adolescents' Sexual Behavior and School Based HIV/AIDS Education Program
IntroductionAdolescents are at increasing risk of contracting the deadly disease of Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV/AIDS is a major global health problem (World Health Organization, (WHO), 2013)....
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Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring

Street Soccer USA Cup: Preliminary Findings of a Sport-for-Homeless Intervention
AbstractOver the last decade, the emerging field of sport-for-development (SFD) has advanced global efforts of related and applied scholarship and programming. While most of the existing SFD body of knowledge addresses social challenges of the "global...
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Climate and Motivation for Women Athletes in Palestine
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the factors that motivate women athletes to participate in sport in Palestine and the motivational climate created by coaches and parents. Additionally, participants' commitment to sport was investigated...
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Gamesmanship Beliefs of High School Coaches
AbstractThis study evaluated gamesmanship beliefs of high school coaches from a rural Midwestern state in the United States. Two hundred and fifty-six coaches participated in this study with comparisons drawn by gender, highest level of participation,...
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Learning Strategies Used While Developing Motor Skill Assessment Competency
AbstractThis study investigated the effectiveness of a web-based assessment training program and whether explicitly guiding the participants toward the recommended learning sequence would improve their performance on assessing the underhand roll compared...
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A Comparison of the Motor Ability of 8 and 9 Year Old Primary School Children in Hamburg, Melbourne and Cape Town - an Exploratory Study
AbstractAn increasing worldwide concern about a decline in the quality of the motor ability of children was the motivation for this exploratory comparative study. It involves a comparison of the motor ability of children aged 8 and 9 years from Hamburg...
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Exploring Factors That Affect Purchase Intention of Athletic Team Merchandise
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to test a structural model to determine which psychosocial constructs affected the purchase intention of athletic team merchandise (ATM). Results from the analyses indicated that the twelve-factor ATM model fit the...
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Self-Regulation of Physical Education Teacher Education Students' Attitudes towards Exercise and Diet
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to assess differences in self-regulation of attitudes towards engaging in exercise and eating a healthy diet between physical education teacher education (PETE) students and general education (GE) students, and between...
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Correlations among Stress, Physical Activity and Nutrition: School Employee Health Behavior
AbstractEmployee health promotion programs increase work productivity and effectively reduce employer costs related to health care and absenteeism, and enhance worker productivity. Components of an effective worksite health program include stress management,...
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Vol. 7, No. 2, Fall

Associations between Socio-Motivational Factors, Physical Education Activity Levels and Physical Activity Behavior among Youth
AbstractThis study examined the relationships between established socio-motivational factors and children's physical activity levels daily and during physical education classes. A total of 307 middle school students (149 boys, 158 girls) from a suburban...
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The Effects of Low Dose Buccal Administered Caffeine on RPE and Pain during an Upper Body Muscle Endurance Test and Lower Body Anaerobic Test
AbstractTo date there have been a number of studies that have assessed the effects of caffeine on Rated Perceived Exertion (RPE) and Pain Scale scores during continuous exercise. Presently there is little information about the effects of caffeine on...
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Impact of an After-School Physical Activity Program on Youth's Physical Activity Correlates and Behavior
AbstractThe purpose of this investigation was to examine the effect of a sports-based, after-school physical activity (PA) program on youth's physical activity PA levels and PA correlates. After the pretest, 130 youth were assigned to the intervention...
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Changes in Badminton Game Play across Developmental Skill Levels among High School Students
AbstractThe study examined changes in badminton game play across developmental skill levels among high school students in a physical education setting. Videotapes of badminton game play of 80 students (40 boys and 40 girls) in the four developmental...
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Analyses of Higher Education Conceptual Physical Education Courses
AbstractThis study examined conceptual physical education (CPE) course syllabi in order to better understand how such courses were taught in higher education. In total, 86 syllabi were collected with 43% of them emanating from colleges. The syllabi were...
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Validation of the Consumer Values versus Perceived Product Attributes Model Measuring the Purchase of Athletic Team Merchandise
AbstractVarious consumer values and perceived product attributes trigger consumptive behaviors of athletic team merchandise (Lee, Trail, Kwon, & Anderson, 2011). Likewise, using a principal component analysis technique on a student sample, a measurement...
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The Value of ICT from a Learning Game-Playing Perspective
AbstractThis study evaluated an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) case study in physical education teacher education from a student perspective. Action research evaluated the impact of a range of ICT options on student teachers' learning...
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Exploring Physical Activity by Ethnicity and Gender in College Students Using Social Cognitive Theory
AbstractThe psychological determinants of physical activity (PA) among college students may vary by ethnicity and gender, but few studies have considered these characteristics. This study tested constructs from Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) by ethnicity...
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Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring

Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Students' Learning Outcomes in Ball Game Instruction
AbstractPedagogical content knowledge (PCK) has particular relevance for understanding the factors that contribute to high-quality teaching behaviors. This study sought to explore the relationship between teachers' PCK and students' opportunities related...
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Physical Activity and U.S. Public Elementary Schools: Implications for Our Profession
AbstractChildhood obesity in the U.S. has reached crisis proportion. In response, public elementary schools have embarked on various methods to increase children's physical activity. The purpose of this study was to examine strategies by United States...
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Involvement of Ultramarathon Runners: Understanding Intention, Behavior, and Perceived Skill of the "Absolute Unitary Being"
AbstractUltramarathon running, competing in distances beyond the 26.2 mile marathon, is one of the fastest growing segments of endurance competition. The sport has more than tripled in entrant size over the past 12 years and now attracts over 26,000...
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College Students' Usage of Personal Music Players (PMP) during Exercise
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the use of personal music players (PMPs) during exercise, including their purpose(s), how they affect exercise, and the most common music listened to. A representative sample of 184 undergraduate students...
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Effects of a 10-Week High-Intensity Exercise Intervention on College Staff with Psychological Burnout and Multiple Risk Factors
AbstractThis study examined the effect of a 10-week physical exercise program on the health status of college staff. Eighty-one participants were pre-tested on 22 variables including physical fitness, biochemical status, psychological health, and morphological...
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Division IAA Football Players and Risk Factors for Metabolic Syndrome
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to determine if body composition and blood pressure (BP), two markers for Metabolic Syndrome (MetS), were correlated in college football players. Height, weight, BMI, systolic (SBP) and Diastolic (DBP) blood pressure...
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Experimental Analysis of Japanese Martial Art Nihon-Kempo
AbstractWith a male, adult subject, this study measured the punch force and kick force of the Japanese martial art Nihon-Kempo, the movements of the dominant (right) arm, leg, and the movements of the legs using timed synchronization. Using an electromyogram...
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Olympism in Practice: Psychosocial Impacts of an Educational Sport Initiative on Greek and Turkish Cypriot Youth
AbstractThe current study investigated the impacts of a program that employed a blend of sports and cultural enrichment, known as Olympism, to build bridges between Greek and Turkish Cypriot children residing on the island of Cyprus. The four-month long...
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