Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 4,291 items for :

Clear All
Restricted access

Ken Lodewyk and Lauren McNamara

); belonging ( Osterman, 2000 ); social relationships ( Umberson & Karaz-Montez, 2010 ); physically active play ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010 ); social and emotional competence ( Durlak, Weissberg, Dymnicki, Taylor, & Schellinger, 2011 ); and mental health and well-being ( Birkett

Restricted access

Lisa M. Barnett and Owen Makin

, removal of leap, and seven object control: addition of one hand forehand strike, replacement of underhand roll with underhand throw). Young children’s physical activity behavior is primarily play based, so it is conceivable that perception in play related activities (in addition to FMS) may also be

Restricted access

Annelies Knoppers, Marvin Zuidema and Barbara Bedker Meyer

The Webb Scale (1969) has been used in much of the research focusing on the professionalization of attitudes via sport. The results of such studies seemed to indicate that the extent to which winning was valued varied by age, gender, and type of sport involvement. However, these findings may in part have been a function of the noncontextual nature of the Webb Scale. In addition, the use of ranking methodology may have forced game orientation into an artificial bipolar continuum bounded by play orientation on one end and professional orientation at the other end. In the current study, the results of the administration of the Webb Scale and the Game Orientation Scale (Knoppers, Schuiteman, & Love, 1986) to 312 youngsters were compared across gender and degree of athletic experience. The Game Orientation Scale uses descriptions of two different sport scenarios and 5-point Likert scales to assess game orientation. The results revealed that game orientation was multidimensional, that the Webb Scale’s validity was questionable, and that professionalization was more a function of measurement and of the type of setting than of a generalized inherent attitude.

Restricted access

Jessica L. Chandler, Keith Brazendale, Clemens Drenowatz, Justin B. Moore, Xuemei Sui, Robert G. Weaver and Michael W. Beets

—organized games (ie, adult led) and unstructured play (ie, free play). 5 , 6 Interventions have largely focused on incorporating adult-led games to increase children’s PA either by increasing the skills of adults to remove inactive elements from traditionally played games and/or by the adoption of PA curricula

Restricted access

Dale B. Read, Ben Jones, Sean Williams, Padraic J. Phibbs, Josh D. Darrall-Jones, Greg A.B. Roe, Jonathon J.S. Weakley, Andrew Rock and Kevin Till

The physical characteristics of match play (ie, running and collisions) in age-grade (eg, U18 [under-18]) rugby union players is a growing area of research. 1 – 3 Studies using global positioning systems (GPS) have published data from county representative, 4 school, 5 academy, 2 and

Restricted access

Brendan Dwyer, Joshua M. Lupinek and Rebecca M. Achen

, Ridinger, & Moorman, 2004 ). Simon ( 1959 ) was one of the first to posit the substantial influence motivation plays within the consumer decision-making process. Motivation is thought of as the key catalyst within the study of consumer behavior ( Schmitt, 2015 ). Mowen and Minor ( 1998 ) defined the

Restricted access

Brendan Dwyer, Joris Drayer and Stephen L. Shapiro

purpose of the current study was to explore gambling-related differences, dispositionally, attitudinally, and behaviorally, between those fantasy participants who chose to play DFS and those who only play TFS. As a new service with enticing, yet potentially harmful outcomes, DFS participation is still

Restricted access

Jeanette Gustat, Christopher E. Anderson and Sandy J. Slater

established in childhood contribute to the development of healthy behaviors with positive ramifications for adult health. 9 Children’s PA, particularly play, provides benefit beyond physical health promotion, contributing to the emotional, social, and psychological development of healthy children. 10 – 12

Restricted access

Matthew Pearce, David H. Saunders, Peter Allison and Anthony P. Turner

indoor or outdoor play tend to be child directed, intermittent, and informal. 2 Young people can also accumulate physical activity during school time. Developing our awareness of how these varied contexts contribute toward daily MVPA targets is essential because each is likely to have different

Restricted access

Simone A. Tomaz, Trina Hinkley, Rachel A. Jones, Rhian Twine, Kathleen Kahn, Shane A. Norris and Catherine E. Draper

African (SA) 24-hour movement guidelines ( 12 ) (launched in December 2018) recommend that preschool-aged children engage in 180 minutes of PA per day, inclusive of 60 minutes of “energetic play,” operationalized as moderate- to vigorous-intensity PA (MVPA). These recommendations align with PA