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Program Evaluation of a University-Based Coach Education Program

Lori A. Gano-Overway, Sarah Carson Sackett, Janet Wigglesworth, and Madelynn E. Knight

studies exist that present comprehensive program evaluations of HEI coach education programs and how they are used to document program outcomes or improve programming. A variety of definitions have emerged for program evaluation; however, one definition of program evaluation associated with standards for

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A Principles-Focused Evaluation of a Coach Education Program

Sara Campbell, Jori N. Hall, and Bryan McCullick

approaches to CEP research that prioritize use. While there are a number of alternative approaches that aim to enhance use and stimulate change (action research, participatory research, and community-based participatory research), I believe the field of program evaluation is a particularly promising tool for

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Parent-Reported Motivators and Barriers to Participation in a Community-Based Intervention Designed for Children With Motor Skill Difficulties: A Qualitative Program Evaluation

Kyrah K. Brown, Jerrise Smith, Tamaya N. Bailey, Gennel Ortiz, Xiangli Gu, and Priscila Tamplain

, 2014 ). The qualitative program evaluation design and data analysis approach are appropriate for the exploratory and interpretive nature of the research question ( Patton, 2014 ; Tayabas et al., 2014 ). Method Philosophical Foundation A qualitative study’s axiological (what do we value?), ontological

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An Innovative Approach to Increasing Youth Sport Participation: The Case of Baseball5

Kerri Bodin, Georgia Teare, Jordan T. Bakhsh, and Marijke Taks

pilot programs. The Montréal pilot program occurred over the course of 4 weeks. Baseball5 ™ Program Evaluation Given the purpose and the main questions that Alex and Baseball Canada had determined for the project, Alex decided to evaluate the Baseball5 ™ program by conducting surveys with all the

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Program Evaluation of Healthy Moves: A Community-Based Trainer in Residence Professional Development Program to Support Generalist Teachers With Physical Education Instruction

Deborah Johnson-Shelton, Jeanette Ricci, Erika Westling, Missy Peterson, and Julie C. Rusby

’ attitudes and practices to those recommended by the National Association of Sports and Physical Education’s (NASPE) to promote the quality of PE instruction among classroom teachers. The purpose of this study was to perform a program evaluation for the Healthy Moves ™ TIR professional development PE

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Preliminary Program Evaluation of Pocket PE 3–5™, A User-Friendly Digital Application for Teacher Skills Training and Physical Education Activities for Third- to Fifth-Grade Elementary Students

Jeanette Ricci, Deborah Johnson-Shelton, and Erika Westling

, 13 We successfully met our fidelity and usability, satisfaction, and acceptability benchmarks, supporting the viability of this digital program. While this preliminary program evaluation study established the proof-of-concept for the Pocket PE 3–5 digital app in a small sample of teachers, it did

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The Elaboration Model in Adapted Activity Research: Increasing the Programmatic Value of Program Evaluations

I. Roy Hunter, Ronald P. Reynolds, and M. Laura Williams

The purpose of this article is to introduce practitioners involved in the provision of adapted activity service to the elaboration model of data analysis. The authors contend that the use of the elaboration model for the analysis of program evaluation data: (a) can be used by activity specialists who do not have extensive training in statistics, and (b) can increase the potential for the production of empirically based programmatic recommendations from such data.

The example presented herein involves the secondary analysis of data collected during the evaluation of a child life activity program. The original study concluded that the children studied showed less regressive behavior on nights that the child life program was offered. The findings from the secondary analysis enabled the identification of children who were: (a) more likely to experience regressive behavior, and (b) more likely to be responsive to existing child life programs. It was concluded that the use of the elaboration model significantly increased the value of recommendations which were derived from the data.

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Developing Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence in Adolescent Soccer: A Community Outreach Pilot Program

Sabrina Gomez Souffront, Enzo R.N. Everett, and Jason Kostrna

Sport provides opportunities for adolescents to develop psychological skills. To realize this potential, sport facilitators must actively create a culture that develops adolescent athletes. Psychological skills training and biofeedback training have been effective at developing psychological skills in adult athletes. However, little research has focused on the effects of psychological skills training and biofeedback training in adolescent athletes. This study tests the efficacy of a pilot community outreach program to promote psychological skills development in adolescent soccer players from a travel soccer team (n = 21). During the 2-week intervention, researchers taught participants psychophysiological content related to self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and decision making. The psychological skills training sessions included active learning activities, group discussions, and reflection. Throughout the sessions, researchers used biofeedback to demonstrate and train participants in psychophysiological concepts. The 2-week intervention gave participants opportunities each day to monitor and reflect on their psychological performance state. Program evaluation data showed descriptive improvements in the ability to focus, control arousal, reduce stress, and control emotions. Wilcoxon signed-rank tests revealed significant positive changes occurred for decision-making self-efficacy. The intervention and efficacy of this study support applied practitioners’ integration of biofeedback and psychological skills training to improve adolescents’ self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and decision making.

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Mixed Methods Process Evaluation of a National Peer-Led Training Program to Increase Brief Advice on Physical Activity Given By Health Care Professionals

Maxine E. Whelan, Liz Carlin, Hayley Musson, and Emma J. Adams

/physicians and nurses. In another program evaluation, it was revealed that the largest number of bookings was from nurses, followed by support workers and physiotherapists. 33 The online delivery format of that evaluation also enabled monitoring of completion rates, which demonstrated that Dieticians ranked

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Objective Measurement of Physical Activity Attributed to a Park-Based Afterschool Program

Ja’mese V. Booth, Sarah E. Messiah, Eric Hansen, Maria I. Nardi, Emily Hawver, Hersila H. Patel, Hannah Kling, Deidre Okeke, and Emily M. D’Agostino

park-based afterschool settings, 27 , 36 , 41 limited research has tested the effectiveness of afterschool park-based programs to increase MVPA using objective measures. 48 Prior studies conducting program evaluations have drawn from observational data to verify MVPA implementation, 2 , 44 , 46 , 49