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The Impact Of Athletic Performance On Academic Achievement Of Division I Student-Athletes, Dominick Zallo Dec 2020

The Impact Of Athletic Performance On Academic Achievement Of Division I Student-Athletes, Dominick Zallo

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

When considering Division I student-athletes, their athletic abilities are the first thing that comes to mind, when it comes to their academic responsibilities, things are often overlooked. Today the NCAA oversees a four billion dollar athletics industry in the United States made up of over 75,000 student-athletes participating in 36 different sports at the Division I level. Considering a small percentage of these student-athletes go on to compete at the professional level, the ultimate goal of attending college is to graduate and move onto a career rather than participate in athletics. With that being said, between the large time ...


How Does Sports Retirement Affect Elite Athletes Well-Being?, Dominic Trento Dec 2020

How Does Sports Retirement Affect Elite Athletes Well-Being?, Dominic Trento

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Athletic retirement for an elite athlete can be one of the most significant if not scary moments of their life. The end of their athletic career begs major life decisions on where to go next and what will they do – who will they be if not an athlete? Therefore, the purpose of this synthesis project was to examine how athletic retirement affects elite athletes’ well-being. Data was collected using the EBSCOHOST search engine, found on SUNY- Brockport’s Drake Memorial Library online research website. A total of 10 critical mass articles were analyzed. From the critical mass the researcher identified ...


Teachers’ Beliefs, Perceptions, And Use Of Reproduction And Production Teaching Styles In Physical Education, Daniel Hinca Dec 2020

Teachers’ Beliefs, Perceptions, And Use Of Reproduction And Production Teaching Styles In Physical Education, Daniel Hinca

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Historically, Physical Education (PE) teachers have utilized traditional teaching styles for PE instruction. There has been a growing emphasis over the past 20 years, however, for teachers to utilize a variety of teaching styles in PE in order to meet National and State standards along with goals and objectives of learning in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. This synthesis, then, reviewed literature regarding teachers’ perceptions and beliefs about, and intentions to utilize both reproduction (teacher-centered) and production (student-centered) teaching styles in PE. The three research questions used for this synthesis include: (a) what are teachers’ perceptions relative to the ...


The Short- And Long-Term Effects Of Sport-Related Concussions To Ice Hockey Players, Nicholas M. Lazor Dec 2020

The Short- And Long-Term Effects Of Sport-Related Concussions To Ice Hockey Players, Nicholas M. Lazor

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Abstract

For many decades, sport-related concussions have impacted athletes with little concern and awareness given to their short- and long-term effects. Recent events, however, have brought much-needed attention to the need for increased investigation of the impacts and effects of sport-related concussions on a broad level. To this end, this synthesis reviewed literature regarding a cumulation of the known short- and long-term effects which sport-related concussions (SRC) have on ice hockey players. The data for this synthesis was collected using the EBSCOHOST search engine found on SUNY-Brockport’s Drake Memorial Library online search website. The 11 studies in the critical ...


The Impact Of Athletics On Fundraising At The Ncaa Division I Level, Gil Burgmaster Dec 2020

The Impact Of Athletics On Fundraising At The Ncaa Division I Level, Gil Burgmaster

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

As intercollegiate athletics have become increasingly important within the fabric of NCAA Division I institutions across the country, the importance of fundraising to offset athletic department budgets has come into focus. Analysis of previous research at the NCAA Division I level shows that although a winning athletics program does not definitively increase fundraising efforts, it can in many cases positively influence donor giving. It has been suggested that athletic directors are now being asked to become more creative and collaborative when it comes to financial responsibility and fundraising. NCAA D-I institutions are being advised to use high profile sporting events ...


Effectiveness Of Physical Activity Intervention Programs On Reducing Or Eliminating Behaviors Associated With Adhd In Children, Nicholas Riniolo Dec 2020

Effectiveness Of Physical Activity Intervention Programs On Reducing Or Eliminating Behaviors Associated With Adhd In Children, Nicholas Riniolo

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent disorder typically diagnosed during childhood that affects multiple domains of a child’s life (e.g., academic, social). Core behaviors associated with ADHD include inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity which lead to the following diagnoses: inattentive type ADHD , hyperactive-impulsive type ADHD , or combination type ADHD. Commonly, ADHD is treated with psychostimulant medication and/or cognitive behavioral therapy. While these forms of treatment can be effective, they can also have negative side effects. The use of physical activity intervention (i.e., aerobic exercise, yoga, sports) may be a promising form of intervention for children ...


Instructional Strategies To Address Social Emotional Learning (Sel) In Physical Education (Pe) Programs With Adolescent Students, Erin Hughes Dec 2020

Instructional Strategies To Address Social Emotional Learning (Sel) In Physical Education (Pe) Programs With Adolescent Students, Erin Hughes

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

The purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on best practices to promote social and emotional learning (SEL) in physical education (PE) with adolescent students. A comprehensive literature review took place in order to identify methods used in PE in order to support students’ SEL. Social emotional skills play a critical role in being equipped to handle challenges, both personal and career related, as adults. It has been shown that school experiences can help to facilitate social and emotional development. This synthesis explores how PE can be used to promote social and emotional development and whether SEL should ...


Factors Impacting Enjoyment In Physical Education For Children With Disabilities, Jasmine Bradwell Dec 2020

Factors Impacting Enjoyment In Physical Education For Children With Disabilities, Jasmine Bradwell

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Students with disabilities have lower levels of physical activity compared to typically developing peers, which can impact the development of motor competence needed to enjoy lifelong physical activity. Enjoyment has been linked participation in physical activity. Thus, the purpose of this synthesis was to discover factors that impact enjoyment in physical education for children with disabilities. After a thorough search of the available literature, 10 research articles met the inclusion criteria and were included in the critical mass. Factors contributing to enjoyment in physical education for children with disabilities were intrinsic and extrinsic. Extrinsic factors contributing to enjoyment included interaction ...


The Economic Impact Of Professional Sports In The United States, Ryan Quackenbush Dec 2020

The Economic Impact Of Professional Sports In The United States, Ryan Quackenbush

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Abstract

Since 1990, stadium construction for professional sport franchises has boomed significantly (Harger et al., 2016). Often times these stadiums are publicly subsidized by tax payers to lure franchises to either stay in the city they are present in, or replace the organization in a new city. Public officials often promise economic benefits to come with the presence of a new stadium or professional franchise when subsidies are campaigned for (Feng & Humphreys, 2018). Literature on this topic of economic impacts, relating to professional sport franchises and sports facilities, show mixed evaluations (Jasina & Rotthoff, 2016). The purpose of this synthesis was ...


The Effects Of Caffeine On Performance Of Trained Cycling Athletes, Bradley Boester Dec 2020

The Effects Of Caffeine On Performance Of Trained Cycling Athletes, Bradley Boester

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

With many methods being used in cycling to gain an edge on the competition, researchers wanted to find the effects of caffeine on performance of trained cycling athletes. While most researchers realize that caffeine has an impact, further determining what ergogenic effects caffeine has, the process of caffeine methods, and comparing methods to other options lead to various studies on purpose of this study. Fifteen articles were found to be delimited enough to gain access to a vast amount of knowledge on types of caffeine cycling studies. Results showed that caffeine had a significant positive impact on time and power ...


The Effects Of Professional Athletes As Role Models On High School Students, George Piccolo Dec 2020

The Effects Of Professional Athletes As Role Models On High School Students, George Piccolo

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Professional athletes have been around for decades with major mainstream attention. With all of that attention, comes many young eyes who look up to professional athletes as role models. Athletes are not the only role models that the youth look up to, but they are an important one that many do look to up to. Professional athletes are humans who also make mistakes and do not always agree with their position as a role model. This leads to positive and negative athletic role models. The purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on the effects of professional athletes ...


The Relationship Between The Use Of Heart Rate Monitors And Mvpa Levels Of Secondary School Students (Grades 7-12), Trevor Mccabe Dec 2020

The Relationship Between The Use Of Heart Rate Monitors And Mvpa Levels Of Secondary School Students (Grades 7-12), Trevor Mccabe

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Abstract

As people progress throughout their childhood, team sports and lifetime activities are hobbies that most adolescents choose to participate in during their secondary schooling years (grades 7-12). Lifetime activities are being taught to students in hopes that they will be able to live more active lifestyles on their own as they progress throughout life. Team sports are taught and participated through physical education lessons or organized sports. Physical activity levels are crucial for adolescents to understand in order to reach MVPA (moderate to vigorous physical activity). There are many tools that can assist with measuring these physical activity levels ...


An Examination Of Collegiate Student Athletes Maintaining Positive Mental Health, Emily Merrill Dec 2020

An Examination Of Collegiate Student Athletes Maintaining Positive Mental Health, Emily Merrill

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Abstract

Student athletes who perform at any collegiate level are required to balance the roles of being both a scholar and an athlete. The stress of a college student is magnified as student athletes must plan their schedule down to the minute of each day in order to keep up with the duties in each role. Many students at the college level, athletes or not, are hesitant to seek help because of the negative perception surrounding mental health. The stigma that receiving help makes a person look weak, or identifying that they might have an issue, scares many people. The ...


Effective Strategies For Reducing Sedentary Lifestyles Of Adolescent Youth, Jesse Fendryk Dec 2020

Effective Strategies For Reducing Sedentary Lifestyles Of Adolescent Youth, Jesse Fendryk

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

As society continues to evolve and adopt new ways of performing tasks, so have the people. In years past, children played outside with friends, entertained themselves, and walked to get where they were going. Children were physically active through play. Now more than ever, children are becoming complacent. They would prefer to play inside on a game console or computer rather than hang out with friends and play outside. It has been found that childhood obesity has a direct correlation with the overuse of electronic devices and children who live sedentary lifestyles (Granich et al., 2011). Barriers, such as a ...


The Relationship Between Resiliency And The Athlete, Ronnie M. Joseph Oct 2020

The Relationship Between Resiliency And The Athlete, Ronnie M. Joseph

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

The level of resilience in athletes can impact performance, self-concept, and overall mental health. This synthesis investigates the many factors which contribute, both positively and negatively, to an athlete’s level of resilience. The research was conducted using the EBSCOHOST search engine in the SUNY-Brockport Drake Memorial Library’s online resources. Three databases (SportDiscus, Academic Search Complete, and Physical Education Index) were mined using several different combinations of keywords. Data was collected from a selected critical mass of 10 studies. Each study was conducted in the previous 10 years, peer-reviewed, and data-based. The studies were used to answer the following ...


Coaching Styles And Its Effect On Team Performance, Kevin Jones Aug 2020

Coaching Styles And Its Effect On Team Performance, Kevin Jones

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

In order to find what coaching styles works best for performance and team qualities the leadership scale for sport and multidimensional model for leadership were used. The leadership scale for sport measures the major styles of coaching while the multidimensional model of leadership measure three aspects of a relationship that can determine successful coaching. In order to find information that was accurate and relatable to the topic, search terms like “coaching” “cohesion” and “performance” were used. After articles were found, results and findings were drawn from a synthesis article grid (appendix C). Themes and subthemes were then created from the ...


The Effects Of Parenting Styles On Youth Sport Participation And Enjoyment, Casey Provost Aug 2020

The Effects Of Parenting Styles On Youth Sport Participation And Enjoyment, Casey Provost

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Parenting styles affect youth sports participation and enjoyment in many ways. The purpose of this synthesis was to examine the effects of autonomy-supporting and controlling parenting styles on youth sports. The methods included the search and analysis on numerous studies that were organized using an article grid (See Appendix A). Common themes found were the effects of parenting styles on support, values passed on to children and pressures placed on the child. The autonomy-supportive parenting style showed to provide an open atmosphere for the child to participate in youth sport, allowed to feel the highest level of support, generated a ...


Parental Perceptions Towards Participation In Physical Activity For Children With Visual Impairments, Hannah Williams Aug 2020

Parental Perceptions Towards Participation In Physical Activity For Children With Visual Impairments, Hannah Williams

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

The purpose of this synthesis was to examine the existing body of knowledge regarding parental perceptions towards participation in physical activity for children with visual impairments. Previous research identified experiences, beliefs, and expectations that contributed to parental perceptions. The studies reviewed in the critical mass yielded common themes that included factors that encouraged participation in physical activity and barriers that inhibited participation in physical activity. Common barriers identified were financial constraints and a lack of accessible programming, untrained physical activity providers and difficulty finding physically and emotionally safe physical activity environments. Positive attributes that encouraged participation in physical activity included ...


Can Physical Activity Benefit Mental Health? A Synthesis Of Literature, Allison Mcconnell Aug 2020

Can Physical Activity Benefit Mental Health? A Synthesis Of Literature, Allison Mcconnell

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

The purpose of this synthesis is to examine the benefits of physical activity, as opposed to prescription medication, on mental health, specifically the diagnosis of depression and anxiety. Within this synthesis there is research done showing data of overprescribing and a lack of healthy treatment options from this generation’s medical professionals. The studies reviewed within the critical mass highlight many factors bringing positive data to using physical activity as a treatment for depression and anxiety in many different types of ways. Studies were reviewed through the length of intervention, type of intervention, based on participant’s symptoms and medication ...


Benefits Of Physical Activity For Adults With Intellectual Disabilities, Joshua Reed Aug 2020

Benefits Of Physical Activity For Adults With Intellectual Disabilities, Joshua Reed

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Abstract

The purpose of this synthesis was to examine the existing body of literature on benefits of physical activity for adults with intellectual disabilities. Research has indicated many benefits that could be gained through physical activity and three main themes emerged which were physical, social and emotional health. With the help of caretakers and legal guardians who aid in day to day living for adults with ID, the overall quality of life could be increased through engagement in physical activity. Areas such as daily living, overall negative health prevention and overall well-being were seen as the most prevalent factors that ...


The Effect Of Fan Behavior On The Mental Health Of A Sports Official, Mitchell O'Donnell May 2020

The Effect Of Fan Behavior On The Mental Health Of A Sports Official, Mitchell O'Donnell

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Sports officials often times hear verbal abuse that can cause them to second guess themselves because of the reactions they receive from spectators. If it is from fans, coaches or even players officials have a tremendous amount of pressure in order to get the call correct. This can lead to stress that could greatly impact the mental health of an official. The purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on the impact of fan behavior on an official’s mental health.


The Effect Of Parental Pressure On The Stress, Self-Efficacy And Overall Well-Being Of Athletes, Allison M. Spaschak May 2020

The Effect Of Parental Pressure On The Stress, Self-Efficacy And Overall Well-Being Of Athletes, Allison M. Spaschak

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Research indicates that a child’s interpretation of their parent’s actions and words related to their sport experience has a direct influence on their child’s ability to cope with the stressors of sport.

The purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on the effect of parental pressure on the stress, self-efficacy and overall well-being of athletes. Results indicate that parental pressure to be the best has a negative effect, while pressuring a child to be their best has more of a positive effect. While a parent may believe that are saying and doing all the right ...


The Effects Of Structured Physical Activity Programs For Gross Motor Development In Preschoolers., Matthew Farwell May 2020

The Effects Of Structured Physical Activity Programs For Gross Motor Development In Preschoolers., Matthew Farwell

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

The purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on the effects of structured physical activity programs on the gross motor skills of preschooler. It was determined that the benefits of physical education for children in elementary school has been well-documented and include acquiring gross motor skills more rapidly as well as improved cognitive functioning. However, the benefit for preschoolers from organized physical activity or a motor program is not as prevalent in research and discussion. A structured motor program is defined as a motor planning program designed by an expert in Motor Development, Physical Education or Physical Activity ...


Collegiate Level Student-Athletes Identity And Academic Success, Alex Richardson May 2020

Collegiate Level Student-Athletes Identity And Academic Success, Alex Richardson

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

The purpose of this synthesis is to review the literature on collegiate level student-athletes identity and academic success. The articles that were reviewed helped to answer two questions which were, what kind of identity do student-athletes typically associate with and what are the factors that drive them to that identity, and do student-athlete’s have better GPA’s and academic success during their seasons or in their off-seasons. Deliminating factors were used to limit research which yielded 10 articles. It was discovered that most student-athletes typically will adapt a student identity over time instead of an athletic identity because of ...


The Female Athlete Triad And It’S Long-Term Effect On High School Female Athletes, Sarah Lanier May 2020

The Female Athlete Triad And It’S Long-Term Effect On High School Female Athletes, Sarah Lanier

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

With the passage of Title IX in 1972, females have come a long way in regards to sport participation. This was something that was considered great for women and has led to the tremendous increase in female participation in sports in high schools. While participation in sports has many benefits, one unforeseen consequence was the emergence of the female athlete triad. The female athlete triad is a composed of three things, low-energy availability (disordered eating), menstrual irregularities, and negative effects on bone mineral density. The purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on the female athlete triad and ...


Physical Activity And Its Impact On Cognitive Development, William Holland May 2020

Physical Activity And Its Impact On Cognitive Development, William Holland

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

The educational system largely is associated with academic assessments and sitting at a desk or on a computer for a majority of the school day. Another part of the education system that is often overlooked is caring for the child health and well-being. Education is more than tests and homework and can be facilitated by other methods that don’t encourage a sedentary lifestyle. The purpose of this synthesis project is to determine what impact physical activity can have on cognitive development, cognitive function and overall brain health. Results have shown that even a single bout of exercise can have ...