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Brian P. McCullough, Madeleine Orr, and Timothy Kellison

industry’s influence on proenvironmental behaviors ( Casper, McCullough, & Pfahl, in press ; Casper, Pfahl, & McCullough, 2017 ; Kellison & Kim, 2014 ; McCullough, 2013 ; Trail, 2016 ; Trail & McCullough, in press ). Recently, a new line of research has emerged, exploring the impacts of climate change

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Kelly L. Simonton, Alex C. Garn, and Nicholas Washburn

] America, 2014 ). Several pedagogical considerations have been suggested to spark student engagement in the learning environment, including models-based approaches and effective teaching strategies ( Ennis, 2017 ). However, one area that needs more consideration for all teachers is the social climate they

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Rachel E. Brinkman-Majewski and Windee M. Weiss

the rehabilitation environment can be investigated in terms of the motivational climate, which has previously been examined in the education and sport domains using achievement goal theory. 8 , 9 The motivational climate is the environment, within an achievement setting, created by influential

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Paulo Pereira, Fernando Santos, and Daniel A. Marinho

made in improving the perception of the value of PE across sociocultural contexts and educational systems. Consequently, to use PE strategically and attain positive outcomes, researchers have highlighted the importance of students’ perceptions of the motivational climate within PE and extracurricular

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Rafaela Costa Martins, Felipe Fossati Reichert, Renata Moraes Bielemann, and Pedro C. Hallal


To evaluate the 1-year stability of objectively measured physical activity among young adults living in South Brazil, as well as assessing the influences of temperature, humidity and precipitation on physical activity.


A longitudinal study was conducted over 12 consecutive months (October 2012 to September 2013). Sixteen participants (8 men) used GT3X+ accelerometers 1 week per month for the entire year. Climate variables were obtained from an official climate information provider.


Physical activity was remarkably stable over the year—the proportion of the day spent in moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) was around 5% in every month. Average temperature (ρ = –0.64; P = .007), humidity (ρ = –0.68; P = .004) and rain (ρ = –0.67; P = .004) were inversely correlated to MVPA in the Summer. Rain was also inversely correlated to MVPA in the Spring (ρ = –0.54; P = .03).


Objectively measured physical activity was stable over a 1-year period. Climate variables consistently influenced physical activity practice in the Summer, but not in the other seasons.

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Susumu Iwasaki, Mary D. Fry, and Candace M. Hogue

Research investigating motivational climate in sport has demonstrated a strong positive relationship between young athletes’ perceptions of a caring/task-involving climate and a range of positive outcomes, including high effort, intrinsic motivation, and prosocial behaviors ( Braithwaite, Spray

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Luciana Zuest, Saemi Lee, Juliana Leedeman, and Dawn E. Clifford

reduction in fitness spaces. In the following sections, we first provide a brief review of background literature on weight stigma reduction and strategies for promoting inclusive climates in fitness settings. Next, we introduce our organizing framework: Cook et al. ( 2014 ) socioecological model. Finally

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Laura J. Burton, Jon Welty Peachey, and Janelle E. Wells

). Organizational climates that foster unethical behavior among leaders, administrators, and coaches seem to be more the norm than the exception in sport organizations. In light of these recent ethical scandals and many others, educators, scholars, and officials both within and outside of sport management have

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Sheryl Miller and Mary Fry

-related reasons. Achievement goal perspective theory (AGPT; Nicholls, 1989 ; Roberts, 2012 ) is one framework that has been employed in exercise psychology research to consider how to optimize individuals’ motivation in physical activity settings. Two distinct motivational climates can be created by instructors

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E. Whitney G. Moore and Karen Weiller-Abels

, 2007 ; Elkind, 2007 ). As a result, Temple and Crane ( 2016 ) called for research “examining interactions between the individual and the environment” (p. 856). Researchers in sport psychology have utilized the two motivational climates of achievement goal theory ( Ames, 1992 ; Nicholls, 1989 ) to