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Diane L. Gill

This paper is based on a Senior Lecture presented at the 2019 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) conference. Given that I was invited as a senior lecturer, rather than presenting a neat, clear line of research, I am offering a senior perspective on

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Barbara E. Ainsworth, Mark Richardson, David R. Jacobs Jr., and Arthur S. Leon

We examined gender differences in leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) in 50 women and 28 men using questionnaire data and identified how LTPA status may be misclassified based on physical activity questionnaire content. LTPA was determined using the Four Week Physical Activity History modification of the Minnesota LTPA questionnaire. LTPA was classified as total, light- (≤ 4.0 METS), moderate- (4.5-5.5 METS), and heavy-intensity (≥ 6.0 METs), and household LTPA. The questionnaire was administered 14 times (every 26 days). Scores were computed as kcal·day−1 and min·day−1 with the 14 visits averaged to yield one year LTPA scores. Skewed data were log-transformed and are presented as the geometric mean. There were no gender differences in kcal·day−1 for total- (385 vs 421), moderate- (28.2 vs 23.3), and light-intensity LTPA (72.2 vs 52.6, p > .05). Heavy-intensity LTPA was greater in men than in women (98.1 vs 50.5, p = 0.01), while household LTPA was greater in women than in men (238.2 vs 134.7, p < .0001). Omission of heavy-intensity LTPA from the questionnaire reduced total LTI’A by 25% in men and 12% in women. In contrast, omission of household LTPA reduced total LTPA by 35% in men and 57% in women. Thus LTPA may be underestimated and activity status misclassified if questionnaires fail to include activities with high gender-specific participation rates.

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Collin A. Webster, Judith E. Rink, Russell L. Carson, Jongho Moon, and Karen Lux Gaudreault

introduced the comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) model. A CSPAP was conceptualized as an approach to leveraging the full range of resources needed to meet two broad goals: to achieve the educational (i.e., academic standards-aligned) outcomes espoused for physical education and to

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Steven J. Petruzzello and Allyson G. Box

Physical Activity on Campus Cardinal, Sorensen, and Cardinal ( 2012 ) noted that the earliest university physical education program directed by Hitchcock at Amherst College (MA) was “to provide activities that would help Amherst students maintain their health and relieve the strain associated with their

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Petra V. Kolić, David T. Sims, Kirsty Hicks, Laura Thomas, and Christopher I. Morse

-Iniestra, & Chrisler, 2006 ). A combination of menstrual symptoms, women’s thoughts and feelings, and social norms could contribute to changes in activities of daily life ( Brantelid et al., 2014 ; Chen, Kwekkeboom, & Ward, 2016 ; Houston, Abraham, Huang, & D'Angel, 2006 ). The most commonly reported menstrual

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Nicola Brown and Yasmin Bowmer

Physical activity (PA) provides a spectrum of physiological benefits ( Reiner, Niermann, Jekauc, & Woll, 2012 ) and is effective in the prevention of several chronic conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, and back pain ( Mammen, 2013 ; Mansi & Khaldi

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Megan Apse, Roslyn Kerr, and Kevin Moore

, & Payne, 2013 ). Although there is a widespread belief that sport provides the ideal opportunity for children to access health and well-being through physical activity (PA; Hardy, Kelly, Chapman, King, & Farrell, 2010 ), critical studies within sociology question claims that sport is the solution to a

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Kendra R. Todd and Kathleen A. Martin Ginis

The rationale for the intervention is flawed (i.e., to decrease sedentary behavior in people with spinal cord injury). A person with SCI, by definition, will always be sedentary. — Anonymous journal reviewer People living with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at the lowest end of the physical-activity

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Sharon E. Taverno Ross

This paper provides an overview of the growing U.S. Latino population, the obesity disparity experienced by this population, and the role of parents and physical activity in promoting a healthy weight status in Latino preschool children. The main portion of this paper reviews seven intervention

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Gregory J. Welk

Accurate estimates of physical activity are needed to advance research in many areas of kinesiology, as well as for a range of public health applications. While considerable progress has been made in methods over the years, each stride forward seems to come with a few half-steps backward. The