The purposes of this study were to (a) provide insight into the use of item response theory (IRT) with psychomotor skills, (b) assess the psychometric properties of the Test of Gross Motor Development (TGMD) using IRT, and (c) provide a basis for future studies of the TGMD using IRT. The...
The purpose of this study was to examine pressure at
five selected sites on the plantar surface of the foot and
adaptations in running kinematics among fourteen male
varsity collegiate distance runners on five different
surfaces--asphalt, cinders, concrete, grass, and tartan.
Pressure data were collected with an Electrodynogram system
The purposes of this study were to determine
relationships between burnout and selected demographic
and job-related variables and to identify burnout coping
strategies commonly used by teacher-coaches in public
secondary schools. A volunteer sample of 193 teacher-coaches
responded to a three-section questionnaire
composed of the Maslach Burnout Inventory, the Jaloweic...
Building upon Deci and Ryan's (1985, 1991) self-determination theory as well as
previous empirical work on motivation, the present study was designed to develop a
multifaceted 31-item Exercise Motivation Scale (EMS). A series of pilot studies were
first conducted in order to generate the 31 scale items. The EMS was...
The purposes of this study were to (a) outline a three-stage
methodology combining functional/conceptual
equivalence, item equivalence, and equivalence in construct
operationalization to investigate the cross-cultural
validity of psychological test instruments, and (b) to
examine the cross-cultural equivalence of the Physical
Estimation and Attraction Scale (Sonstroem, 1978) for