ARRPA Contents & Abstracts, Volume 7, 2018

ISBN 978-0-89641-578-2

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    Sources of Influence in Exercise Planning among College StudentsKatie E. Helms — A major effort among collegiate recreation departments involves the provision of programming and resources that enable exercise participation. However, lack of exercise knowledge remains a significant constraint to exercise among college students. The current study sought to examine students’ perceived confidence in their exercise planning abilities, as well as the influence of various sources of information on college students’ exercise knowledge. Students reported informal sources such as talking with friends and watching others as more influential to their exercise knowledge and planning than structured sources such as informational websites or programming, although females were more likely to report fitness programming as an influence in their exercise knowledge than males. Findings are of interest to collegiate recreation programmers who have the opportunity to format and deliver exercise information in ways that might be optimally received by students. (1-20)

  • Physically Active Leisure Education and Collegiate Females’ Body Image: An Exploratory Study Kate E. Evans, Cindy L. Hartman, Denise M. Anderson — As research on body image continues to expand, a growing focus has been placed on the role that physical activity plays in shaping body image. Framed by body image research, including objectification theory, that indicates a link between body image and societal norms, the purpose of this study was to investigate the role that physically-active leisure education courses might play in shaping college females’ body image. The results indicate that participants experienced a significant and positive change in body image following a semester-long leisure education course. This mixed methods study utilizing provides empirical support for further investigation of intentionally-designed, physically-active leisure education courses as a potentially novel avenue to enhancing college females’ body image. Keywords: Physical Activity, Leisure Education, Body Image, Body Esteem (21-54)

  • Team Building Initiatives and Group Cohesion Jennifer Wilder, Veronica Snow, Jordan Daniel — Team building initiatives are a commonly used method of strengthening established groups as well as creating new teams. Although there have been a myriad of studies centered on team building in recent years, there are significant gaps in literature. Team cohesion has been studied in great depth, but there is little to no literature about the types and difficulty levels of activities used in the study of team cohesion. This study was conducted to observe whether or not the difficulty of a team building initiative had an impact on the group cohesion. The Group Environment Questionnaire (GEQ) results showed the difficulty of a team building task has a negligible effect on the cohesion of a group. Qualitative data showed that communication is the most easily identifiable factor in a team, regardless of whether or not the team was successful in the task. Final implications of this study was that team building initiatives should be focused on encouraging effective communication between members of a group as opposed to forcing completion of the task given. (55-72)

  • The Art of Student Development in Campus Recreation Samuel Stidham, Peter Titlebaum — College students are the future of America's work force. The focus of this article is on campus recreation programs and the different types of education that is being provided to pre¬pare future professionals to lead these programs. Campus rec¬reation is full of individuals who promote development and training for student-staff to be professionally ready for the job market. Not all college recreation programs provide the same quality job training experience. This article overviews how universities implement a professional development training program, into their "curriculum", for their student employees. (73-82)

  • 3D Powered EducationJordan Daniel, Edgar Reed— NO ABSTRACT (83-88)

  • Overcoming the Cost: Fundraising in Collegiate Club Sports Spencer Sheppard, Peter Titlebau — The purpose of this article is to create an approach for club sports that will ensure that they have the knowledge and skills that are needed to raise funds to defray cost for participation. As budgets shrink these skills will become more important to assist in providing needed funds. Almost all teams are over¬seen by a student activities association and receives some funding, however, teams require players to pay an annual fee, which range, in price. We will address that, club leaders must: (1) recognize fundraising barriers, (2) devise a systematic approach to ensure participant accountability, and (3) impart their knowledge of successful fundraising approaches. Discussed below are strategies and tools for successful fund¬raising in collegiate club sports. Keywords: fundraising, touchpoints, objections (89-108)

  • American Challenge Course Staff Training Lauren Shankle — NO ABSTRACT (109-113)

  • Martial Arts Training for Fun and Fitness Jesse T. Latham, Duane A. Crider — NO ABSTRACT (113-121)


  • Best Practices for Youth Sport, Reviewed by Jerrica Oliver (122-124)

  • Good Wood: The Story of the Baseball Bat, Reviewed by Joe Powell (124-126)

  • The Ballgame of Life: Lessons for Parents and Coaches of Young Baseball Players, Reviewed by Warren K. Simpson (127-128)

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