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Synthesizing Measurement Outcomes Through Meta-Analysis

Measurement in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...This chapter looks at measurement issues in sport psychology from a different perspective—the perspective of meta-analysis. Meta-analysis, or the analysis of analyses, is a term that Gene Glass (1976) coined to mean the quantitative review...

Anthropometry and Ultrasound

Human Body Composition

Human Kinetics, 2005

Ebook

...The scope of this chapter is restricted to the postnatal period; comprehensive data for fetal body composition were reported by Singer and colleagues (1991), but little is known of the relationships between anthropometric variables and body...

Burnout

Robert C. Eklund

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Robert C. Eklund is a professor of sport psychology in the department of educational psychology and learning systems at Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he was recently named the Mode L. Stone Distinguished Professor of Sport Psychology. He earned his doctoral degree in exercise and sport science with a specialization in sport and exercise psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alan L. Smith

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Alan L. Smith, PhD, is a professor and the chairperson of the department of kinesiology at Michigan State University. Smith has served as associate editor of the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology and on the editorial boards of Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly; International Journal of Sport Psychology; Journal of Applied Sport Psychology; Kinesiology Review; and Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. Smith is a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology (USA) and is a past president of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Thomas D. Raedeke

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Scott Cresswell

Scott Cresswell

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Measurement in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...Research on athlete burnout has grown noticeably in recent years (Eklund & Cresswell, 2007; Goodger, Gorely, Lavallee, & Harwood, 2007; Gould & Whitley, 2009; Raedeke & Smith, 2009). This growth can be attributed to several converging...

Case Study Research

Damon P. S. Andrew

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Damon P. S. Andrew, PhD, is a professor and dean at Troy University in the College of Health and Human Services. His academic credentials include an associate’s degree from Jefferson Davis Community College, a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of South Alabama, two additional master’s degrees in biomechanics and sport management from the University of Florida, and a PhD in sport administration from Florida State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul M. Pedersen

Paul M. Pedersen, PhD, is an associate professor of sport management and the director of the sport management doctoral program at Indiana University at Bloomington. Previously, Pedersen taught sport communication and management courses at several colleges and universities, including Bowling Green State University and Palm Beach Atlantic University. He received his PhD from Florida State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Chad D. McEvoy

Chad D. McEvoy, EdD, is an Associate Professor at Illinois State University, where he is the coordinator of the sport management graduate program. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, McEvoy worked in marketing and fund raising in intercollegiate athletics at Iowa State University and Western Michigan University. He has conducted research projects for clients at various level of sport, including professional sport, intercollegiate athletics, Olympic sport, and sports agency organizations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Research Methods and Design in Sport Management

Human Kinetics, 2011

Ebook

...After studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:Define case study methodology and explain the three types (purposes) of this researchDiscuss how case study research is used by sport management practitioners...

Putting Theories to Work by Looking at Mediators of Change

Bess H. Marcus

Bess H. Marcus, PhD, is a professor in the departments of community health and psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and director of the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at the Miriam Hospital. Dr. Marcus is a clinical health psychologist who has spent the past 20 years conducting research on physical activity behavior and has published more than 150 papers and book chapters as well as three books on this topic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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LeighAnn H. Forsyth

LeighAnn Forsyth, PhD, is a clinical health psychologist. She has a private practice specializing in weight management, body image, and women’s health. She also is an adjunct professor of psychology at Cleveland State University, where she conducts research on physical activity adoption and lectures on behavior modification. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Motivating People to Be Physically Active : Physical Activity Intervention Series

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook

...Chapters 2 and 3 provided a description of some of the most promising psychological theories and models used to design successful physical activity programs. In this chapter we discuss constructs derived from these theories and models...

Research Concepts in Sport Management

Damon P. S. Andrew

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Damon P. S. Andrew, PhD, is a professor and dean at Troy University in the College of Health and Human Services. His academic credentials include an associate’s degree from Jefferson Davis Community College, a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of South Alabama, two additional master’s degrees in biomechanics and sport management from the University of Florida, and a PhD in sport administration from Florida State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul M. Pedersen

Paul M. Pedersen, PhD, is an associate professor of sport management and the director of the sport management doctoral program at Indiana University at Bloomington. Previously, Pedersen taught sport communication and management courses at several colleges and universities, including Bowling Green State University and Palm Beach Atlantic University. He received his PhD from Florida State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Chad D. McEvoy

Chad D. McEvoy, EdD, is an Associate Professor at Illinois State University, where he is the coordinator of the sport management graduate program. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, McEvoy worked in marketing and fund raising in intercollegiate athletics at Iowa State University and Western Michigan University. He has conducted research projects for clients at various level of sport, including professional sport, intercollegiate athletics, Olympic sport, and sports agency organizations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Research Methods and Design in Sport Management

Human Kinetics, 2011

Ebook

...After studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:Understand the need for sport managers to be consumers of researchList prominent subdisciplines and contexts of sport management researchProvide a general description...

Exercise and Self-Perception Constructs

Catherine Sabiston

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James R. Whitehead

James R. Whitehead

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Robert C. Eklund

Robert C. Eklund is a professor of sport psychology in the department of educational psychology and learning systems at Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he was recently named the Mode L. Stone Distinguished Professor of Sport Psychology. He earned his doctoral degree in exercise and sport science with a specialization in sport and exercise psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Measurement in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...The self has been described as a psychological tool that fosters conscious thought about a person’s roles, identities, and descriptions (Leary, & Tangney, 2003). Historical evidence suggests that the self is an active agent in human...

Variables and Hypotheses in Study Designs

Diane C. Blankenship

Diane C. Blankenship, EdD, is an associate professor at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland, where she teaches courses in research methods in the recreation and parks management program. She also serves on the program’s graduate thesis and project committee. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Applied Research and Evaluation Methods in Recreation

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook

...describe how the different types of variables are used in research and evaluation,summarize the use of hypotheses and the advantages and disadvantages of using hypotheses,describe the various measurement scales and their relationship...

Development of Locomotion

Kathleen M. Haywood

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Kathleen M. Haywood, PhD, is a professor and associate dean for graduate education at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, where she researches life span motor development and teaches courses in motor behavior and development, sport psychology, and biomechanics. She earned her PhD in motor behavior from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mary Ann Roberton

Mary Ann Roberton, PhD, is professor emeritus and past director of the School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Roberton has been researching and writing about motor development for over 35 years and is well known for her study of developmental sequences in motor development and its application for physical education teachers and physical therapists. In addition to Advanced Analysis of Motor Development, Roberton has authored one scholarly book, several book chapters, numerous journal articles, and invited and refereed papers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy Getchell

Nancy Getchell, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Delaware in Newark. She has taught courses in motor development, motor control and learning, research methods, and women in sport. For nearly 20 years, Getchell has focused her research on motor development. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Advanced Analysis of Motor Development

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...The term locomotion comes from Latin. Locus means “place” and movere means “to move,” and thus the noun locomotion means “movement from place to place.” The human body is so versatile that human locomotion encompasses activities as diverse...

Functional Variability in Perceptual Motor Development

Movement System Variability

Human Kinetics, 2006

Ebook

...This chapter shows how constraints shape emergent patterns of coordination during motor development and demonstrates how analysis of the structure of movement variability over time provides potentially interesting insights...