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Maria Newton and Mary D. Fry

The purpose of this study was of examine the motivational perspectives of athletes participating in the Senior Olympic Games. One hundred thirty-seven senior athletes (54 males. 82 females, and 1 nonidentifier) completed measures of goal orientations, beliefs about the causes of success in sport, intrinsic motivation, and views about the purpose of sport. Multivariate analysis revealed a positive association between task orientation and intrinsic motivation, the belief that success in sport is achieved through hard work, and self-improvement-based purposes of sport. In contrast, ego orientation was associated with the belief that success in sport is achieved by those who are gifted with natural ability and who know how to maximize external and deceptive factors. Further, ego orientation was linked to the belief that the purpose of sport was for personal gain. The motivational implications of the present findings are discussed based on the tenets of goal perspective theory.

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Diana M. Doumas and Nadine R. Mastroleo

high school seniors ( Johnston et al., 2019 ). Specifically, 30.2% of high school seniors surveyed reported using alcohol within the past 30 days, and 42.9% of high school seniors reported being drunk at least once in their lifetime ( Johnston et al., 2019 ). Among high school students, alcohol use is

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Philippa M. Dall, Dawn A. Skelton, Manon L. Dontje, Elaine H. Coulter, Sally Stewart, Simon R. Cox, Richard J. Shaw, Iva Čukić, Claire F. Fitzsimons, Carolyn A. Greig, Malcolm H. Granat, Geoff Der, Ian J. Deary, Sebastien F.M. Chastin, and On behalf of the Seniors USP Team

measurement chain, are rarely published in peer-reviewed articles ( Edwardson et al., 2017 ; Wijndaele et al., 2015 ). The purpose of this brief report is to share the principles and details of the objective data collection protocol of PA and SB from one study (Seniors USP [Understanding Sedentary Patterns

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Chae-Hee Park, Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, Marcia G. Ory, Jane Gleason-Senior, Terry L. Bazzarre, and Robin Mockenhaupt

This study was designed to evaluate the impact of the National Blueprint (NB) on the policies, programs, and organizational culture of selected national organizations. The theoretical model selected to assess the impact of the NB on organizational behavior was Burke’s system theory of organizational change. Three organizations, AARP, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the Administration on Aging (AoA), were selected for the study. Two individuals in each of these organizations were selected for interview. Semistructured interviews and document reviews were used in the data-collection process. Findings showed that the publication and establishment of the NB resulted in changes in the operating procedures of AARP, ACSM, and AoA. The results were broadly consistent with Burke’s system theory of organizational change. The publication of the NB was shown to affect the behavior of organizational leaders, organizational culture, policies, programs, and individual and organizational performance. The new information generated has increased our understanding of the impact of health campaigns on organizational behavior.

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Gennaro Boccia, Marco Cardinale, and Paolo Riccardo Brustio

lifting more. However, while identifying successful athletes on the field of play is easier, less clarity exists on identifying talented youngsters capable of developing into successful senior athletes. In fact, individual career performances present an amount of uncertainty because they are characterized

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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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Lasse Ishøi, Kasper Krommes, Mathias F. Nielsen, Kasper B. Thornton, Per Hölmich, Per Aagaard, Juan J.J. Penalver, and Kristian Thorborg

as a muscle injury caused by excessive indirect forces. 1 Studies have demonstrated an age-related increase in the incidence of thigh muscle strain injuries. 2 , 3 Raya-Gonzalez et al 3 studied a cohort of male professional youth and senior soccer players during 4 consecutive seasons and observed a

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Aubrey Newland, Rich Gitelson, and W. Eric Legg

grit, in physical activity over the long term. One unique stratum of older adults to consider is senior adults who regularly compete in organized sport. Despite many potential challenges facing competitive sport participation, senior athletes (aged 50 years and older) continue to choose to participate

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Cory E. Dixon, Peter A. Hastie, and Jared A. Russell

qualitatively examine the pedagogical experiences of undergraduate PETE seniors as they taught physical education at a youth development center (YDC) and, then, how it informed their implementation of CRP during their subsequent internship. The two research questions that guided this study were: (a) How do PETE

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Ove Sollie and Thomas Losnegard

relative body fat, and higher concentration of red blood cells and total red blood cell mass in men than in women. 2 Throughout adolescence, the sex difference in endurance performance approaches the sex difference observed in senior athletes, 3 , 4 which has been found to be approximately 8% to 12%. 2