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The purposes of this dissertation were to (a) develop an instrument that assess the physical self-concept of muscularity among young adults, (b) produce content validity, internal structural validity and external criterion-related validity evidence to support the new instrument, and (c) develop...
Examining the Associations Between Relatedness and Motivational Regulations Within Different Exercise Contexts: A Self-Determination Theory PerspectiveDownload
There are numerous forms of exercise in which an individual can partake. Some individuals will persist at one activity while others will persist at another activity. Research has been limited in exploring motivational characteristics of participants in different activities, with some past...
Physiological and psychological responses to treadmill and cycle ergometer exercise testing in men and women with COPDDownload
The purpose of this study was to examine the physiological and psychological responses to linear work rate treadmill and cycle ergometer exercise tests in men and women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 12 men and 8 women with COPD completed one treadmill and one cycle...
Relationships between Self-Talk Characteristics, Social Cognitive Constructs, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation OutcomesDownload
Background: Exercise cognitions and beliefs are key associates of exercise behaviour. Self-talk is an intrapersonal communication system that may be a useful technique for studying exercise-related beliefs in pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) patients. The purpose of this research was to determine...
Retrospection and recollection of influences of physical activity and sport on the development of substance addiction among people in recovery from substance addictionDownload
The development of substance addiction in the context of physical activity (PA) and sport is an issue about which little is known. Investigating through the first hand experience of people dealing with substance addiction provided some insight into the role of PA and sport, and the possible...
Abstract This case study explores the coaching behavior of Clare Drake, an exemplary university hockey coach. The research identified qualities contributing to his influence. Data included written documentation; three informal conversational style interviews and one semi-structured interview with...