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Andrew Miller

The purpose of this systematic review was to investigate the weight of scientific evidence regarding student outcomes (physical, cognitive and affective) of a Game Centered Approach (GCA) when the quality of a study was taken into account in the interpretation of collective findings. A systematic search of five electronic databases (Sports Discuss, ERIC, A+ Education, PsychInfo and PROQUEST Education) was conducted from their year of inception to 30 January 2014. Included studies were longitudinal or experimental/quasi-experimental studies involving children or adolescents that quantitatively assessed (using repeat measures and/or comparison with a control group) the effects upon student outcomes when an intervention involved the use of a GCA. The search identified 15 articles examining the effects of GCA on student outcomes that met the criteria for inclusion. The weight of evidence provided by the included studies identified an association between a GCA and the outcomes of declarative knowledge, support during game play and affective outcomes of perceived competence, interest/enjoyment and effort/importance. Development of technical skill, procedural knowledge and game play skills of decision making and skill execution are not supported by the level of evidence currently provided. Intervention volume appears to have a large effect on the development of game based decision making and skill execution, with a positive association between these outcomes and use of GCA interventions greater than eight hours in volume. More longitudinal and intervention research examining the use of a GCA and potential psychological, physiological and behavioral outcomes in children and adolescents is recommended.

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Erika Rees-Punia, Alicia Holloway, David Knauft and Michael D. Schmidt

correlates of physical activity among children. 13 Beyond physical health, school gardening has also been associated with several behavioral and cognitive outcomes that may appeal to educators. For example, students involved with school gardening have experienced an increase in academic engagement

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Michael Odio and Shannon Kerwin

The senior internship is a critical developmental experience for sport management students transitioning into their careers. Despite the internship’s role as a career development tool, previous research has suggested that the experience may deter students from continuing to pursue a career in the sports industry (Cunningham, Sagas, Dixon, Turner, & Kent, 2005). The present study uses decision-making theory and a longitudinal approach to improve on previous efforts to examine changes in students’ affective commitment to the vocation and intent to pursue a career in the vocation as a result of the internship experience. Results of the structural model show that challenge, supervisor support, and role conflict significantly influence students’ career decision making.

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Panos Constantinides and Stephen Silverman

; Robinson, 1990 ; Solmon & Lee, 1996 ). Research on Student Attitude Research suggests that students with different skill levels have different experiences in school physical education ( Manson, 2003 ; Silverman, 2005 ; Silverman & Subramaniam, 1999 ; Solmon & Lee, 1996 ). A low skilled student often

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Christopher R. Barnhill, W. Andrew Czekanski and Adam G. Pfleegor

But this is not about us, the professoriate, but rather about our students, the future sport managers whose minds we hold in the lectures we deliver, the textbooks and articles we write, and the everyday conversations we have in our classrooms, offices, and hallways. Our students currently face a

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Sharon R. Phillips, Risto Marttinen, Kevin Mercier and Anne Gibbone

Although students in middle school have access to physical education (PE), access to physical activity opportunities is often limited when compared with opportunities for high school students ( Yecke, 2005 ). It has been widely suggested that student attitudes toward PE may influence future

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James A. Carson, John K. Petrella, Vanessa Yingling, Mallory R. Marshall, Jenny O and Jennifer J. Sherwood

Research and discovery are long-standing hallmarks of higher education. Over the past several decades, the value of conducting and participating in research has expanded from a primary focus for graduate students to include undergraduate students ( Linn, Palmer, Baranger, Gerard, & Stone, 2015

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Molly Hayes Sauder and Michael Mudrick

course they completed during their academic studies ( Ulrich & Parkhouse, 1982 ). Further, the best advice alumni identified for current students includes, “get experience,” as the degree on its own is insufficient for career success ( Leberman & Shaw, 2015 , p. 362). Foster and Dollar ( 2010 , p. 3

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Carrie W. LeCrom, Brendan Dwyer and Gregory Greenhalgh

Faculty are tasked with many responsibilities. Not only are they expected to prepare students for the working world ( Chan, Brown, & Ludlow, 2014 ; Saichaie & Morphew, 2014 ; Zaback, Carlson, & Crellin, 2012 ), but they are also expected to shape civically minded people ( Kirk-Kuwaye & Sano

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Matthew D. Bird, Graig M. Chow, Gily Meir and Jaison Freeman

Despite an increase in media attention regarding the mental health of athletes, there remains a serious concern that many student-athletes are not seeking or receiving the appropriate treatment needed for their mental health issues. Mental health issues often faced by this population include