Paul B. Rukavina
Adelphi University
PsychologyOverweightPhysical educationApplied psychologySocial psychology
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#1Weidong LiH-Index: 17
#2Paul M. WrightH-Index: 11
Last. Molly PickeringH-Index: 2
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#1Paul B. RukavinaH-Index: 9
#2Sarah DoolittleH-Index: 8
Last. Mara MansonH-Index: 2
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#1Qi ZhaoH-Index: 1
#2Weidong Li (OSU: Ohio State University)H-Index: 17
Last. Paul B. Rukavina (Adelphi University)H-Index: 9
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BACKGROUND Parental support can protect adolescents from various forms of bullying. There is a lack of in-depth information about what social support parents provide to overweight adolescents when they are teased at school. In this study, we took an initial step to address this gap in the literature by describing the types and nature of support that parents provided to their overweight child when they were teased. METHODS A conversational style semistructured interview/prompts and probes were co...
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#1Jody L. Langdon (GS: Georgia Southern University)H-Index: 4
#2Paul B. Rukavina (Adelphi University)H-Index: 9
Last. Christy Greenleaf (UWM: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee)H-Index: 26
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The purpose of the present study was to investigate particular psychosocial predictors of obesity bias in prehealth professionals, which include the internalization of athletic and general body ide...
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#1Paul B. Rukavina (Adelphi University)H-Index: 9
#2Sarah Doolittle (Adelphi University)H-Index: 8
Overweight and obese students are often socially and instructionally excluded from physical education and school physical activity opportunities. This article describes teaching strategies from a study of middle school physical education teachers who are committed to providing effective teaching and positive experiences for overweight and obese students in their physical education programs. Tables list simple and complex strategies that these teachers use in their physical education classes to p...
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Using the Social Ecological Constraints model, a qualitative multiple case study design was used to explore experienced and committed middle school physical education teachers’ perspectives on overweight and obese students (OWS), and how and why they acted to include OWS in physical education and physical activity opportunities in their school environments. Three themes emerged. 1) OWS are “the same, but different.” Teachers attempted to treat all students the same, but perceived variations amon...
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#1Eve Bernstein (QC: Queens College)H-Index: 1
#2Anne Gibbone (Adelphi University)H-Index: 3
Last. Paul B. Rukavina (Adelphi University)H-Index: 9
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In this study, we drew upon McCaughtry, Tischler, and Flory's (2008) reconceptualized ecological framework to examine middle school students' perceptions (N = 391) of competition in physical education, specifically after participating in noncompetitive and competitive active gaming (AG) sessions. Chi-square tests of independence were computed on students' open-ended questionnaire responses. In terms of the AG sessions, students enjoyed AG and felt happy regardless of the task structure; however,...
As part of a larger study, this paper describes teachers’ perspectives and strategies on including overweight and obese students (OWS) in instruction related to motor skill/game play and fitness development in physical education. Using the Social Ecological Constraints framework, a qualitative multicase study was conducted using multiple in-depth interviews, class observations, and artifacts from nine experienced and committed suburban middle school Physical Education teachers. Constant comparis...
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This single case study (Yin, 2009) compares an established urban physical education/sport/physical activity program with two models: Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program/CSPAP (AAHPERD, 2013; CDC, 2013); and Lawson’s propositions (2005) for sport, exercise and physical education for empowerment and community development to determine their applicability in urban schools. Data include semistructured interviews, multiple observations, and artifacts collected over two academic years. Trian...
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#1Jody L. LangdonH-Index: 1
#2Paul B. RukavinaH-Index: 9
Last. Christy GreenleafH-Index: 26
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