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Philosophy Of Sport In Latin America, Cesar R. Torres, Daniel G. Campos 2010 The College at Brockport

Philosophy Of Sport In Latin America, Cesar R. Torres, Daniel G. Campos

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications

The purpose of this paper is to explore the evolution of the philosophical analysis of sport in Latin America from the nineteenth century to the present. To do so, this paper identifies the main themes and the leading works that emerged throughout this period as well as their relation to regional philosophical traditions. Likewise, to situate the philosophical analysis of sport in Latin America in a broader perspective, this paper makes reference to its relation to the philosophy of sport in parts of the English-speaking world and the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal and Spain). This paper also includes an account of ...


The Psychometric Properties Of The Difficult Behavior Self-Efficacy Scale, Hyun-Kyoung Oh, Francis M. Kozub 2010 California State University - San Bernardino

The Psychometric Properties Of The Difficult Behavior Self-Efficacy Scale, Hyun-Kyoung Oh, Francis M. Kozub

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications

The study was designed to estimate the psychometric properties of Hastings and Brown’s (2002a) Difficult Behavior Self-efficacy Scale. Participants were two samples of physical educators teaching in Korea (n = 229) and the United States (U.S.; n = 139). An initial translation of the questionnaire to Korean and pilot study were conducted along with the larger study using a confirmatory factor analysis procedure. Internal consistency estimates (weighed Omega) for the five-item scale were 0.88 both the Korean and U.S. samples. The average variances extracted for the one factor were 0.59 for the total data set and 0 ...


The Emotional Reactions To Challenging Behavior Scale-Korean (Ercbs-K): Modification And Validation, Hyun-Kyoung Oh, Dong-Chul Seo, Francis M. Kozub 2010 California State University - San Bernardino

The Emotional Reactions To Challenging Behavior Scale-Korean (Ercbs-K): Modification And Validation, Hyun-Kyoung Oh, Dong-Chul Seo, Francis M. Kozub

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications

The purpose of this study was to explore the original version of Mitchell and Hastings's (1998) Emotional Reaction to Challenging Behavior Scale (ERCBS) and estimate validity and reliability of a revised version containing 29 items. The Emotional Reaction to Challenging Behavior Scale-Korean (ERCBS-K) was studied using 445 in-service physical educators (228 females; 217 males). Data were collected using onsite administration as well as mail survey administration procedures. Confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses results supported a five factor, 28-item scale (ERCBS-K). Acceptable internal consistency coefficients were found for each of the subscales of the ERCBS-K (Cronbach's alpha ranged from ...


Step Counts Of Non-White Minority Youth By Gender, Grade Level, And Mode Of School Transportation, Tyler G. Johnson, Timothy A. Brusseau, Paul W.S. Darst, Pamela H. Kulinna, Janel White-Taylor 2010 Boise State University

Step Counts Of Non-White Minority Youth By Gender, Grade Level, And Mode Of School Transportation, Tyler G. Johnson, Timothy A. Brusseau, Paul W.S. Darst, Pamela H. Kulinna, Janel White-Taylor

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications

Background: The purposes of this study were to describe and analyze the steps/d of nonwhite minority children and youth by gender, grade level, race/ethnicity, and mode of school transportation. A secondary purpose was to compare the steps/d of minority children and youth to their Caucasian grade-level counterparts. Methods: Participants were 547 minority youth grades 5 to 8 from 4 urban schools. Participants wore sealed pedometers for 6 consecutive week/school days. Three hundred and ten participants responded to a questionnaire concerning their mode of transportation to and from school.

Results: Statistical analyses indicated a main effect for ...


Survival Strategies For Physical Educators During Recessionary Times, Robert C. Schneider, Ferman Konukman, William F. Stier 2010 The College at Brockport

Survival Strategies For Physical Educators During Recessionary Times, Robert C. Schneider, Ferman Konukman, William F. Stier

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications

Physical education programs throughout the country are feeling the negative effects of what is proving to be the longest and most severe financial crisis in this country since the Great Depression. Potentially negative issues in physical education programs resulting from the current recession include: (a) low workplace morale, (b) the elimination of teaching as well as coaching positions, (c) an increase in physical education class size, and (d) a decline in resources (i.e., equipment and supplies). Physical education teachers must understand the current economic situation they find themselves in and react in an appropriate manner and timely fashion if ...


Title Ix Compliance In Ncaa Athletic Departments: Perceptions Of Senior Woman Administrators, Robert C. Schneider, William F. Stier, Timothy J. Henry, Gregory E. Wilding 2010 The College at Brockport

Title Ix Compliance In Ncaa Athletic Departments: Perceptions Of Senior Woman Administrators, Robert C. Schneider, William F. Stier, Timothy J. Henry, Gregory E. Wilding

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications

Perceptions of Senior Woman Administrators (SWAs) were sought regarding the equal provision of 13 Title IX compliance areas in women’s athletic programs as compared to men’s. A five point agree/disagree Likert‐scale survey was electronically mailed to all SWAs at National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) membership institutions throughout the United States. Of the 841 surveys mailed, 406 were returned for a 48.3% return rate. The SWAs disagreed or strongly disagreed at the highest rates that the following five Title IX compliance areas were being provided for equally in the women’s programs when compared to the ...


The Effects Of Training Status And Exercise Intensity On Plyometric Exercise Volume, Kevin J. (Kevin James) Cronin 2010 Western Washington University

The Effects Of Training Status And Exercise Intensity On Plyometric Exercise Volume, Kevin J. (Kevin James) Cronin

WWU Graduate School Collection

The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of training status and exercise intensity on the volume of repetitions completed before propulsive force output decreases below 90 percent of maximum force output. We also examined the effect of training status and exercise intensity on the change in eccentric rate of force development (E-RFD) and contact time (CT) across exercise repetitions (depicted as the slope of the regression line relating the E-RFD and repetitions, and the slope relating CT for each repetition completed). Thirty subjects were recruited from the university population (15 plyometrically trained and 15 recreationally trained ...


Enrichment Of Echinacea Angustifolia With Bauer Alkylamide 11 And Bauer Ketone 23 Increased Anti-Inflammatory Potential Through Interference With Cox-2 Enzyme Activity, Carlie A. LaLone, Nan Huang, Ludmila Rizshsky, Man-Yu Yum, Navrozedeep Singh, Cathy Hauck, Basil J. Nikolau, Eve S. Wurtele, Marian L. Kohut, Patricia A. Murphy, Diane F. Birt 2010 Iowa State University

Enrichment Of Echinacea Angustifolia With Bauer Alkylamide 11 And Bauer Ketone 23 Increased Anti-Inflammatory Potential Through Interference With Cox-2 Enzyme Activity, Carlie A. Lalone, Nan Huang, Ludmila Rizshsky, Man-Yu Yum, Navrozedeep Singh, Cathy Hauck, Basil J. Nikolau, Eve S. Wurtele, Marian L. Kohut, Patricia A. Murphy, Diane F. Birt

Food Science and Human Nutrition Publications

Bauer alkylamide 11 and Bauer ketone 23 were previously found to be partially responsible forEchinacea angustifolia anti-inflammatory properties. This study further tested their importance using the inhibition of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and nitric oxide (NO) production by RAW264.7 mouse macrophages in the absence and presence of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and E. angustifolia extracts, phytochemical enriched fractions, or pure synthesized standards. Molecular targets were probed using microarray, qRT-PCR, Western blot, and enzyme assays. Fractions with these phytochemicals were more potent inhibitors of LPS-induced PGE2 production than E. angustifolia extracts. Microarray did not detect changes in transcripts with ...


Target Eccentricity Effects For Defensive Responses, Taegyong Kwon 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Target Eccentricity Effects For Defensive Responses, Taegyong Kwon

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Defensive actions involving goal-directed responses to visual stimuli presented in different parts of the viewing field commonly include movements either toward (TOWARD) or away from (AWAY) the actual stimulus. One can categorize the type of defensive movements by outcome or the level of stimulus-response (S-R) compatibility, where a congruent response corresponds to a response in the TOWARD condition and an incongruent response corresponds to a response in the AWAY condition. In an effort to better understand defensive responses, which have received less attention in the literature than offensive movements regardless of their importance in combative situations, we studied the responses ...


The Effectiveness Of A Natural Carbohydrate Source (Sun-Dried Raisins) Versus Sports Jelly Beans On Prolonged Cycling Performance, Helena Rietschier 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

The Effectiveness Of A Natural Carbohydrate Source (Sun-Dried Raisins) Versus Sports Jelly Beans On Prolonged Cycling Performance, Helena Rietschier

LSU Master's Theses

PURPOSE: This study was designed to examine the effects of sun-dried raisins versus sports jellybeans on endurance performance in trained cyclists/triathletes. METHODS: Ten healthy males (18-33 y) completed one water-only acclimatization (WAT) exercise trial and two randomized exercise trials. Each trial consisted of a 120-minute constant intensity glycogen depletion period followed by a 10-km time trial (TT). During each experimental trial, participants consumed isocaloric amounts of sun-dried raisins (SDR) or Sports Jelly Beans(SJB) in 20-minute intervals. Measurements included: time to complete 10-km TT, power output during 10-km TT, blood glucose levels and respiratory exchange ratio (RER) during glycogen ...


Adolescents' Expectancy Beliefs And Task Values For Physically Interactive Video Games, Andrew James McGregor 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Adolescents' Expectancy Beliefs And Task Values For Physically Interactive Video Games, Andrew James Mcgregor

LSU Master's Theses

The health benefits associated with appropriate levels of physical activity are well documented, but a large percentage of the population is not sufficiently active to attain those health benefits. Children are also not as active as they should be, and their activity levels decline during adolescence. Given that childhood activity patterns are likely to persist into adulthood, it is important to investigate ways to encourage children and adolescents to be physically active. Since virtually all school students participate in physical education programs, one way to do that is to explore ways that physical education programs can motivate children to be ...


Dynamic Stabilization During The Landing Phase Of Plyometric Exercises, Erich Petushek, Luke Garceau, Tyler VanderZanden, Brad Wurm, Christina Feldmann, William Ebben 2010 Northern Michigan University

Dynamic Stabilization During The Landing Phase Of Plyometric Exercises, Erich Petushek, Luke Garceau, Tyler Vanderzanden, Brad Wurm, Christina Feldmann, William Ebben

Exercise Science Faculty Research and Publications

This study examined the differences in and the reliability of time to stabilization (TTS) of several plyometric exercises. Twenty six men performed a variety of plyometric exercises representing a continuum of intensities of landing instability, including line hops, cone hops, squat jumps, tuck jumps, countermovement jumps, dumbbell countermovement jumps, and single leg countermovement jumps on a force platform. A repeated measures ANOVA with Bonferroni post hoc corrections was used to evaluate the differences in TTS between plyometric exercises. Practitioners who use plyometrics to train dynamic stability and balance should create programs that progress the intensity of the exercises based on ...


Kinetic Quantification Of Plyometric Take Off, Flight, And Landing Characteristics, William Ebben, Tyler VanderZanden, Brad Wurm, Luke Garceau, Christina Feldmann, Erich Petushek 2010 Marquette University

Kinetic Quantification Of Plyometric Take Off, Flight, And Landing Characteristics, William Ebben, Tyler Vanderzanden, Brad Wurm, Luke Garceau, Christina Feldmann, Erich Petushek

Exercise Science Faculty Research and Publications

This study assessed the kinetic characteristics of a variety of plyometric exercises and assessed gender differences therein. Twenty-six men and 23 women performed a variety of plyometric exercises including line hops, 15.24 cm cone hops, squat jumps, tuck jumps, countermovement jumps, loaded countermovement jumps equal to 30% of 1 RM squat, depth jumps normalized to the subjects jump height, and single leg jumps. All plyometric exercises were performed on a force platform. Outcome variables associated with the takeoff, airborne, and landing phase of each plyometric were assessed including the peak ground reaction force during takeoff, time to takeoff, jump ...


Antagonist Conditioning Contractions Impair Agonist Functioning, Luke Garceau, Aaron Gray, McKenzie Fauth, Phillip Hanson, Brittni Hsu, Tejin Yoon, Chris Szalkowski, Brittney Lutsch, William Ebben 2010 Marquette University

Antagonist Conditioning Contractions Impair Agonist Functioning, Luke Garceau, Aaron Gray, Mckenzie Fauth, Phillip Hanson, Brittni Hsu, Tejin Yoon, Chris Szalkowski, Brittney Lutsch, William Ebben

Exercise Science Faculty Research and Publications

This study assessed the effect of antagonist conditioning contractions (ACC) on the subsequent force and electromyography of an agonist. Twelve subjects performed isokinetic elbow flexion on a dynamometer in 4 test conditions including a baseline condition without, and 1, 3 and 6 seconds after, isometric triceps extension. Average peak torque (T), peak torque/body weight (T:BW), average power (P), and rate of torque development (RTD) were assessed. Electromyographic data were obtained from elbow extensors and flexors. A repeated measures ANOVA with post hoc analysis demonstrated that T, T:BW, P, and RTD were higher in the baseline, compared to ...


The Effect Of Concurrent Activation Potentiation During Fast Stretch Shortening Cycle Activity, Erich Petushek, Luke Garceau, William Ebben 2010 Northern Michigan University

The Effect Of Concurrent Activation Potentiation During Fast Stretch Shortening Cycle Activity, Erich Petushek, Luke Garceau, William Ebben

Exercise Science Faculty Research and Publications

This study evaluated the effect of remote voluntary contractions (RVC) on depth jump performance. Subjects performed the depth jump in a RVC condition and a condition without RVC (NO-RVC). Ground reaction force (GRF), impulse (I), and reactive strength index (RSI) were assessed with a force platform. Data were analyzed using a two way ANOVA. Analysis of GRF showed no significant main effects for RVC condition (p = 0.46) and no interaction for RVC condition and gender (p = 0.11). Analysis of I showed no significant main effects for RVC condition (p = 0.99) and no interaction for RVC condition and ...


The Acute Time Course Of Concurrent Activation Potentiation, Luke Garceau, Erich Petushek, McKenzie Fauth, William Ebben 2010 Marquette University

The Acute Time Course Of Concurrent Activation Potentiation, Luke Garceau, Erich Petushek, Mckenzie Fauth, William Ebben

Exercise Science Faculty Research and Publications

This study evaluated the acute time course of the ergogenic effect of concurrent activation potentiation (CAP). Forty-two men and women, including CAP non-responders and responders, performed a 5 second isometric knee extension on a dynamometer with the use of remote voluntary contractions (RVC). Mean torque was assessed in seven 500 millisecond (ms) time periods. A two-way repeated measures ANOVA revealed significant main effects for time period (p ≤ 0.001), but no significant interaction between time period and CAP non-responders and responders (p > 0.05). The ergogenic effects of CAP are accrued during the first 1000ms. Concurrent activation potentiation responders produce ...


Use Of Near-Infrared Light To Reduce Symptoms Associated With Restless Legs Syndrome In A Woman: A Case Report, Ulrike H. Mitchell 2010 Brigham Young University

Use Of Near-Infrared Light To Reduce Symptoms Associated With Restless Legs Syndrome In A Woman: A Case Report, Ulrike H. Mitchell

Faculty Publications

Introduction: We describe a potential new treatment option for patients suffering from restless legs syndrome. Contemporary treatment for restless legs syndrome consists mostly of dopaminergic drugs that leave some patients feeling nauseated and dizzy. A non-invasive, drug-free option would open new doors for patients suffering from restless legs syndrome. Case presentation: A 69-year-old Caucasian woman met International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group criteria for the diagnosis of restless legs syndrome. She had been afflicted with restless legs syndrome for over 30 years and tried many of the available pharmaceutical remedies without success. For this study she received 30-minute treatment sessions ...


Predictors Of Future Falls In Parkinson Disease [Accepted Manuscript], G. K. Kerr, C. J. Worringham, M. H. Cole, P. F. Lacherez, J. M. Wood, P. A. Silburn 2010 Australian Catholic University

Predictors Of Future Falls In Parkinson Disease [Accepted Manuscript], G. K. Kerr, C. J. Worringham, M. H. Cole, P. F. Lacherez, J. M. Wood, P. A. Silburn

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

Background: Falls are a major health and injury problem for people with Parkinson disease (PD). Despite the severe consequences of falls, a major unresolved issue is the identification of factors that predict the risk of falls in individual patients with PD. The primary aim of this study was to prospectively determine an optimal combination of functional and disease-specific tests to predict falls in individuals with PD.

Methods: A total of 101 people with early-stage PD undertook a battery of neurologic and functional tests in their optimally medicated state. The tests included Tinetti, Berg, Timed Up and Go, Functional Reach, and ...


Myosin Heavy Chain Composition Of Tiger (Panthera Tigris) And Cheetah (Acinonyx Jubatus) Hindlimb Muscles, Jon-Philippe Hyatt, Roland Roy, Stuart Rugg, Robert Talmadge 2009 Occidental College

Myosin Heavy Chain Composition Of Tiger (Panthera Tigris) And Cheetah (Acinonyx Jubatus) Hindlimb Muscles, Jon-Philippe Hyatt, Roland Roy, Stuart Rugg, Robert Talmadge

Stuart Rugg

Felids have a wide range of locomotor activity patterns and maximal running speeds, including the very fast cheetah (Acinonyx jubatas), the roaming tiger (Panthera tigris), and the relatively sedentary domestic cat (Felis catus). As previous studies have suggested a relationship between the amount and type of activity and the myosin heavy chain (MHC) isoform composition of a muscle, we assessed the MHC isoform composition of selected hindlimb muscles from these three felid species with differing activity regimens. Using gel electrophoresis, western blotting, histochemistry, and immunohistochemistry with MHC isoform-specific antibodies, we compared the MHC composition in the tibialis anterior, medial gastrocnemius ...


Sport In Canada: A History, Donald Morrow, Kevin Wamsley 2009 Western University Canada

Sport In Canada: A History, Donald Morrow, Kevin Wamsley

Donald Morrow

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