American Journal of Sports Science

Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2015

  • Investigation of Adolescents’ Physical Education Trait Anxiety Levels by a Range of Variables

    Yaprak Kalemoglu-Varol, Mustafa Kayihan Erbas

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2015
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Nov. 12, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 16, 2014
    Published: Nov. 20, 2014
    Abstract: The aim of this study is to determine adolescents’ trait anxiety levels during physical education lessons and investigate them by a range of variables. Screening model was used in the study. The study group was a total of 1083 high school students (Mage=16.08, SD=1.11), including 491 females (45.3%) and 592 males (%54.7), from high schools in the ... Show More
  • The Influence of Physical Fitness on Respiratory Muscle Strength in the Elderly

    Aline Patricia Bonato Miranda, Ada Clarice Gastaldi, Hugo Celso Dutra de Souza, Jair Licio Ferreira Santos

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2015
    Pages: 6-12
    Received: Dec. 08, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 19, 2014
    Published: Jan. 20, 2015
    Abstract: Background: One of the consequences of aging process is the reduction in respiratory muscle strength. So, this study sought to determine the level of physical fitness that influences respiratory muscle strength among participants in a program for senior citizens. Methods: We evaluated 55 elderly between 60 and 80 years, of both sexes, with no histo... Show More
  • The Association between Psycho-Socio-Demographic Factors and Substance Abuse in Iranian Male Bodybuilders

    Hooman Angoorani, Behnoosh Tayyebi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2015
    Pages: 13-17
    Received: Dec. 06, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 23, 2014
    Published: Feb. 02, 2015
    Abstract: Background: This study was conducted to investigate the association between psycho-socio-demographic factors and substance abuse in Iranian male bodybuilders. Material and methods: 906 male bodybuilders from 103 randomly selected gymnasia in Tehran participated in this research. By interviews via questionnaires, the following data over age, employm... Show More
  • Introducing a New Agility Test in Badminton

    Donny Wira Yudha Kusuma, Hermawan Pamot Raharjo, Mulawarman Sudjito Taathadi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2015
    Pages: 18-28
    Received: Jan. 17, 2015
    Accepted: Feb. 06, 2015
    Published: Feb. 11, 2015
    Abstract: In every sport there are different agility demands, and agility measurement was supposed to be different. However, existing tools for measurement agility is considered not valid and reliable for measuring agility in badminton. The purpose of this study is to create agility test which is valid and reliable for badminton. For the purpose of this stud... Show More