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Amanda C. Benson
RMIT University
64Publications
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761Citations
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This study investigated the influence of cardiac intervention and physical capacity of individuals attending an Australian outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program on the initial exercise prescrip...
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This research aimed to explore student perceptions of teacher-related factors that may influence academic achievement in the context of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Physical Education. This qualitative study involved 23 VCE Physical Education students from three government and one independent secondary school in Victoria, Australia. Focus groups utilising a semi-structured interview schedule explored student perceptions of teacher-related factors on academic achievement. The importan...
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Sports participation offers multifaceted benefits, especially during adolescence. However, policies relating to male and female adolescents co-competing in team sports can be prohibitive and lack an evidence base. This study aimed to strengthen evidence on coparticipation of male and female adolescents playing recreational netball. Off-court fitness characteristics (power, speed, agility, and high-speed intermittent running) and match-play performances from global positioning system (GPS) and vi...
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#1Rachael J. Whittle (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 2
#2Amanda C. Benson (Swinburne University of Technology)H-Index: 13
Last.Amanda Telford (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 15
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ABSTRACTExternal written examinations are commonly used for determining student academic achievement. The influence of question type and cognitive process on examination performance in senior-secon...
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Vertical jump testing is used by coaches and athletes across many sports and disciplines to assess lower-body power and neuromuscular fatigue. A range of devices are available to measure jump height, with recent innovations attempting to improve portability, usability, and accessibility. New devices should be evaluated for their effectiveness and dependability in specific tests before being adopted. The purpose of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of 2 novel measurement devic...
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#1Jayden Hunter (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 2
#2Brett A. Gordon (La Trobe University)H-Index: 9
Last.Amanda C. Benson (Swinburne University of Technology)H-Index: 13
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Purpose Workplace exercise programmes have been shown to increase employee participation in physical activities and improve health and fitness in the short-term. However, the limited breadth of employee engagement across organisations combined with declining exercise adherence within individual studies indicates a need for better-informed programmes. The purpose of this paper is to investigate relationships between employee moderate-vigorous physical activity (exercise) participation and their p...
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#1Frédéric DutheilH-Index: 16
#2Brett A. Gordon (La Trobe University)H-Index: 9
Last.Amanda C. Benson (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 13
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Over the last two decades, the understanding of adipose tissue has undergone radical change. The perception has evolved from an inert energy storage tissue to that of an active endocrine organ. Adipose tissue releases a cluster of active molecules named adipokines. The severity of obesity-related diseases does not necessarily correlate with the extent of body fat accumulation but is closely related to body fat distribution, particularly to visceral localization. There is a distinction between th...
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#1Jayden Hunter (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 2
#2Brett A. Gordon (La Trobe University)H-Index: 9
Last.Amanda C. Benson (Swinburne University of Technology)H-Index: 13
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Issue addressed: Physical activity and exercise participation is limited by a perceived lack of time, poor access to facilities and low motivation. The aim was to assess whether providing an exercise program to be completed at the workplace with or without direct supervision was effective for promoting health-related physical fitness and exercise participation. Methods: Fifty university employees aged (Mean SD) 42.5 11.1 years were prescribed a moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic and resista...
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This research explored teacher perceptions of how they influence academic performance of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Physical Education students. VCE Physical Education teachers (n = 37) from 31 secondary schools in Victoria, Australia participated in a qualitative study using focus groups with a semistructured interview schedule. Recorded focus group discussions were transcribed verbatim, coded and analysed (NVivo 11). A socialecological model was used to categorise emergent themes...
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This study investigated the effects of the GLAMA (Girls! Lead! Achieve! Mentor! Activate!) and BLAST (Boys! Lead! Activate! Succeed Together!) controlled 8-week peer-led stealth intervention on school connectedness and physical activity self-efficacy(PASE). The GLAMA and BLAST sessions were conducted during curriculum time in an Australian state secondary school by 49 Year 10 student leaders and 206 Year 7 students. Year 7 school connectedness decreased in both the control and intervention schoo...
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