What are the Effects of Single-Gender Classes on Students’ Physical Fitness Test Performance & Attitudes?

Research Paper Title The Effects of Single-Gender Classes on Students’ Physical Fitness Test Performance and Attitudes. Background The purpose of this pretest-posttest control group study was to test the Social Cognitive Theory by comparing the effects of class type, coeducational or single-gender, on physical fitness test performance and attitudes, controlling for previous fitness levels, among sixth-grade male… Read More

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Physical Fitness & Academic Performance: Any Link?

Research Paper Title Physical Fitness and Academic Performance: Empirical Evidence from the National Administrative Senior High School Student Data in Taiwan. Background This study examined the relationship between the changes of physical fitness across the 3-year spectrum of senior high school study and academic performance measured by standardised tests in Taiwan. Methods A unique dataset… Read More

Would More Physical Education Reduce Youth Overweight?

The prevalence of youth overweight has risen dramatically over the past three decades in the US and now represents an epidemic. Since 1970, the fraction of children that are overweight has nearly quadrupled among 6 to 11 year olds and more than doubled among 12 to 19 year olds. Currently, one in six children aged… Read More

Would More Physical Education Reduce Youth Overweight?

Preface Given my post of last week about the role of exercise and weight loss, this is an interesting summation of a study by US researchers conducted almost 10 years ago! Article The prevalence of youth overweight has risen dramatically over the past three decades in the US and now represents an epidemic. Since 1970,… Read More