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The Efficacy of Offering Adaptive Sports and Outdoor Recreation to Female Veterans
Abstract: With the growing number of wounded and disabled veterans coming home from the longest war in history, researchers are discovering alternative treatments and therapeutic modalities for treating the symptoms of post-traumatic stress and military sexual trauma. Though woman have been serving in the armed services since its inception, the services for treatment of sustained trauma still fall short of complete inclusiveness.
T. Sithole (2017)
Soccer Consumption Motives of African and American Adults
Abstract: The general purpose of the study was to investigate what influences African and American adults to watch or attend professional soccer games. The goal of this research was to identify the motivational factors and sports preferences between African and American males and females.
J. Burns (2017)
Team Sport Effectiveness: Athletes' Perceived Servant Leadership Characteristics of the Head Coach and Winning Percentage
Abstract: As evidenced by Parris and Peachey's (2012) systematic literature review of servant leadership theory in organizational contexts, limited empirical research has been conducted in the sports milieu. Unlocking relationships between coaching behaviors and team effectiveness is relevant for theory and practice. The purpose of this study investigated how collegiate women's head volleyball coaches who were perceived by their athletes to possess servant leadership characteristics were associated with team effectiveness as determined by winning percentages, based upon the date and time the survey was given – about the mid-point of the season, and in post-hoc analysis at the end of the regular season.
D. Clemons (2017)
Successful Faith-Based Health Programming
Abstract: Because the church may prove to be an ideal venue for health education, an exploration of faith-based curricula is becoming a popular alternative to the mainstream approach. This study specifically focused on how faith leaders can help ensure successful health and fitness programming within their faith community by offering support to their wellness instructors.
S. Geringer (2017)
Impact of an Online Orientation Course on Academic Success of Online Students
Abstract: Even though online courses are much more accessible, it is often difficult for some students to get started; whether it is because they have been out of the educational system for several years or they are not as comfortable with technology. Having an orientation course can assist these students in becoming more confident as they embark on this undertaking.
P. Vanni (2017)
The Psychological Effects of Concussion Education on an Athlete's Perceived Level of Aggression
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to determine whether the advent of concussion education among the high school community has affected an athlete’s perceived level of acceptable aggression and intensity in their respected sport. Athletes being educated in concussion awareness may have an increased level of awareness on concussions, but has this awareness caused a fear for athletes to participate with an appropriate level of intensity in sports due to fear of suffering a concussion.
R. Hardy (2017)
Evidence-Based Medicine: Determining Baseline Scores for Patient Reported Outcome Measures
Abstract: Evidence-based medicine is rooted within biblical times but was modernized in 1992 by Dr. Gordon Guyatt. This modernization challenged the thought processes of older providers since they were accustomed to drawing conclusions based on personal opinions, clinical experience, textbooks, or local experts. Evidence-based medicine empowers providers to acquire, appraise, and apply research evidence to their healthcare decisions.
B. Billman (2017)
NCCAA Basketball Coaches' Perceptions of the Causes of Home Court Advantage
Abstract: Various studies have accumulated over the years in regards to home advantage in sports. Rarely have the studies focused on the perceptions of college coaches. This study examined survey results from basketball coaches at the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) level of competition. The survey consisted of questions regarding various factors that have been commonly researched.
N. Collins (2017)
Effects of Early Sport Participation on Self-Esteem, Happiness, and Academic Achievement
Abstract: The importance of pre-college sport participation and its association with positive outcomes in college students must be highlighted. Specifically, self-esteem, happiness, and grade point average (GPA) and their association with early sport experience are scarcely documented in research. The current study was designed to examine the relationship between self-esteem, happiness, and GPA with participation in sports at an early age, specifically prior to college.
K. Perkins (2017)
Does Home Court Advantage Exist in the National Basketball Association Between Conferences?
Abstract: The concept of a home court advantage existing within professional sports, specifically the National Basketball Association (NBA) is not a new phenomenon or area of interest among athletes, coaches, fans, and the media. In this study, the researcher examined home and away records in two major areas within the NBA during the 2013-2014 regular season; The Eastern and Western Conferences, and the Central and Pacific Divisions.
D. Benavidez (2017)
Improving Mood in Geriatric Individuals
Abstract: Preventable and chronic diseases are the top three leading causes of death annually among Americans. Chronic diseases can lead to developing comorbid conditions due to reduced physical activity. In seniors, this is exacerbated with the inevitable aging process that causes sarcopenia and reduced mobility.