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Gill, Diane

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Accuracy of Free Throw Shooting During Dual-Task Performance: Implications of Attentional Disruption on Performance 2008 3906 The purpose of this research was to use the dual-task paradigm to examine the effect of a secondary reaction time task on free throw performance and to determine the point of peak attentional demand during the free throw process. Thirty subjects, ran...
Development of a preliminary rehabilitation adherence measure for athletic training 2008 1137 The present investigation aims to 1) identify indicators (i.e., behaviors) of sport injury rehabilitation adherence that are relevant to collegiate athletic training and 2) develop a preliminary rehabilitation adherence measure for athletic training ...
The Role of High School Coaches in the Intercollegiate Athletics Recruiting Process 2008 1671 This investigation examined the role of high school coaches during the intercollegiate athletics recruiting process. Data were collected using a self-report survey administered to 214 current NCAA Division II student-athletes representing four privat...
Investigation of Needs, Best Practices, and Challenges in Physical Education with Limited English Proficient Students in North Carolina 2008 1045 The purpose of this study was to identify the needs and challenges for physical educators who teach Limited English Proficient (LEP) students in the state of North Carolina, and to begin to develop a teaching model to address those needs and challeng...
Assessing effective teacher behaviors in athletic training clinical education 2005 796 "The present study assessed the use of effective teacher behaviors in athletic training clinical education. Research involved development and use of: 1) the 20-question Survey of Effective Clinical Educator Behaviors (SECEB) to assess student and in...
Achievement Goal Profiles Among Elite Baseball Players 2005 876 "Ten interviews with minor league baseball players were conducted to determine whether they utilized task, ego, or both goal orientations. Goal shifting, goal setting, and situational influences were also examined. The players reported a moderate to ...
Binaries and bridging : a feminist analysis of women's rugby participation 2005 1059 F"The purpose of this research was to explore the experiences of women who play rugby as articulated by the women themselves. 14 women took part in three focus groups to discuss their experiences in rugby and the meanings they attributed to them. The...
A phenomenological exploration of the sport-career transition experiences that affect subjective well-being of former national football players 2006 6013 "The purpose of this study was to gain understanding and insight into the dynamics of the sport-career transition experiences of former National Football League athletes and examine how subjective well-being is influenced by this developmental stage....
A coaching self model : experiences of self among college basketball coaches 2006 724 "A qualitative case study approach was used to explore the self-concept of four NCAA Division III head basketball coaches. Following Markus and Wurf's (1987) dynamic self-concept model, the development, components, and relational factors of the coach...
The relationships among role involvement, team cohesion, and athlete satisfaction 2006 1845 "The purpose of this study was to determine the nature of the relationships among role ambiguity, role acceptance, role satisfaction, team cohesion, and athlete satisfaction. It was hypothesized that role ambiguity would predict both role acceptance ...
Bargaining with patriarchy : former women coaches' experiences and their decision to leave collegiate coaching 2006 1461 "The purpose of the study was to better understand the experiences of former female coaches and their decision to terminate their careers, especially in relation to the patriarchal nature of U.S. collegiate sport. A feminist perspective and mixed-met...
A supervision program for approved clinical instructors in athletic training 2009 1176 Teacher education programs use the process of clinical supervision (planning conference, field observation, and feedback conference) to continually work with student teachers while they are engaged in the teaching process to support and assist them i...
A comparison of African-American athletes' nurturing experiences at historically black and historically white colleges/universities. 2009 1387 The belief that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) nurture African-American students better than Historically White Colleges and Universities (HWCU) is widely held. This belief is likely grounded in the historical development of Amer...
The examination of humor usage and its relationship to cohesion in male collegiate basketball 2010 1340 The purpose of this study was to gain insight and understanding into the humor experience in collegiate sport. The specific purpose of this study was to determine the styles of humor used among male collegiate basketball players, the uses humor serve...
Adolescent girls’ perceptions of their physical activity behaviors and social environment. 2010 1059 The purpose of this study was to explore how social relationships and environmental settings impact physical activity attitudes and behaviors for adolescent girls. Guided by a social ecological framework and following a phenomenological interpreti...
Experiences and coping responses of sexual harassment among Puerto Rican female student-athletes. 2010 6584 The central purpose of this study was to explore sexual harassment experiences and behavioral responses among collegiate female student-athletes. This study extended previous research to a different cultural context, and used a different conceptual f...
Perceptions and experiences of lesbian intercollegiate coaches. 2010 1018 The purpose of this study was to provide a more complete picture of lesbians in sport by investigating the perceptions and experiences of lesbian intercollegiate coaches. Fifty-two self-identified lesbian head and assistant coaches from NCAA Division...
Psychosocial Factors and Physical Activity Among Black Adolescent Females 2010 464 The purpose of this study was to develop a better understanding of the physical activity behavior of Black female adolescents age 14-18 in the Charlotte, NC public school community by examining the relationship between physical activity and self-effi...
Perceived cultural competence levels among challenge course facilitators 2011 2783 The purpose of this study was to provide a greater understanding of the perceived levels and the importance of cultural competence within the context of challenge course facilitation and professional practice. One hundred seventy-two challenge course...
The relationship between athletic identity and physical activity levels after retirement from collegiate sports 2011 3181 Self-identity is important in the transition into retirement from collegiate sports, and athletic identity is a major source of self-identity for athletes. Given that research reveals a positive relationship between athletic identity and physical act...
Perceived environmental restorativeness and affective responses to indoor vs. outdoor exercise 2011 2312 The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of environmental setting (indoor vs. outdoor) on affect and attentional focus during exercise. In this counterbalanced, repeated measures design, 26 women (ages 18-26) exercised at a moderate int...
An examination of the effect of the National soccer coaches association of America's national diploma course on coaches' perceived competencies and program effectiveness 2011 895 The purpose of this investigation was to learn the effect of a soccer coaching education course upon the coaching efficacy as measured by the Coaching Efficacy Scale (CES; Feltz, Helper, Roman, & Paiement; 2009) of coaches participating in the course...
Body knowledge and repetition: re-conceiving ability through students' visual narratives of sport, physical education and fitness 2011 2073 The purpose of this dissertation study was to investigate how students enrolled in two different undergraduate core kinesiology courses conceived knowledge of the body through visual storytelling, a mode of writing that uses visual elements, like pho...
On our feet: feasibility trial of an intervention to reduce sedentary behavior and increase physical activity 2012 970 Sedentary behavior (SB) is emerging as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes (Katzmarzyk, 2010, Owen et al., 2010), and is a target for intervention. This study examined effects of a Social Cognitive intervention t...
An examination of motivational, goal achievement, and sport commitment differences in youth team and individual tennis populations 2012 1615 In recent years there has been a steady increase in the number of children playing team sports. Young people are also engaging in individual sports such as tennis, gymnastics, golf, and running. Therefore, research has been conducted on many aspects ...
Team flow in a Japanese university baseball team: narrative study of a university baseball coach 2012 831 This research focuses on the role of the coach in developing team flow and achieving successful results in Japanese university baseball. The purpose of this study, which was addressed using narrative analysis of coach interviews and participant obser...
Development and evaluation of a training program for pediatric residents on physical activity interventions 2012 217 Physical activity (PA) provides numerous health benefits; however, PA levels decline as children age. Primary care-based physical activity interventions (PAI) are moderately effective in increasing youth PA levels. Medical organizations recommend tha...
Cultural competence of sport psychology consultants in Taiwan in working with LGBT athletes 2013 238 The purpose of this study was to explore the cultural competence of sport psychology consultants in Taiwan in working with LGBT athletes and dealing with related issues in sport. Semi-structured interviews and grounded theory analysis were used to un...
The relationships among mental toughness, hardiness, optimism and coping: a structural equation modeling approach 2014 95 Sport can be stressful with the time demands, emphasis on winning, and high expectations. Being able to positively reinterpret events, remain calm and relaxed under pressure, and maintain emotional control may be essential to athletes' ability to cop...
The relationship of team cohesion to individual anxiety among recreational soccer players 2014 99 Cohesion is the most often studied group dynamics factor in sport and exercise psychology (Brawley, Carron, & Widmeyer, 1987; Carron, 1982; Carron, Widmeyer, & Brawley, 1985). The group dynamics research has focused on the relationship between cohesi...
A modeling approach to identity, motivation, and physical activity participation in former college athletes 2014 42 Research indicates that many athletes fail to maintain regular physical activity participation after transitioning out of competitive sports. Despite the important health consequences for athletes who drop from high activity to inactivity after compl...