Research Papers/Topics in Human Kinetics And Health Education

Augmenting Physical Skills Practice With Psychological Skills Training For Performance Enhancement In Sports Among International School Students, Lagos

ABSTRACT The study examined the effect of augmenting physical skills practice (PSP) with psychological skills training (PST) for performance enhancement in sports among International School Students, Lagos. Forty (40) participants consisting of early adolescent boys and girls were randomly selected from a population of three hundred and fifty (350) students and were randomly put into two groups – one experimental and one control group. The Johnson and Leillich Basketball test in Mathe...

Effect Of Active And Passive Recovery Methods On Athletes Lactic Acid Removal Rates After Maximal Exercise

ABSTRACTThis study examined the effect of active and passive (walking, sitting and bending) recovery methods on athletes lactic acid removal after maximal exercise. A total of 15 male athletes (sprinters) with an average age of 25 years volunteered to participate in this study. Participants signed an informed consent form and were certified medically fit to participate in the study. The quasi-experimental method was adopted. Before the experimental test, height, weight, resting heart ra...

Analysis of the Use of Exercise Imagery Functions t by Exercisers in Nigeria

AbstractIt is a general position that imagery plays a cognitive behavioral role in enhancing the performance of sport skills asnoted in Short and Short (2005), the use of imagery is also more equally significant in exercise activities and can bringto fruition the performance of an individual exerciser because of its unique motivational function. Research studies has kenconducted, examining imagery use by different categories of participants related to sport and exercise in the developed world...

INFLUENCE OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMMES AND SERVICES ON SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG IN-SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS IN DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Reproductive Health Education Programmes and Services (RHPS) have been developed to help adolescents acquire knowledge and skills to express their sexuality in life enhancing ways. It is however, noted that the monitoring and evaluation of RHPS have not been done by Delta state personnel to ascertain its effectiveness in curbing at-risk sexual behaviour of in-school adolescents in the State. Studies revealed that 80% of patients with abortion complicated issues are adolescents....

EFFECTS OF SCHOOL-BASED LIFE SKILLS TRAINING ON VIOLENCE AND HEALTH RISK BEHAVIOURS AMONG INSCHOOL ADOLESCENTS IN DELTA STATE

ABSTRACT Secondary school adolescents in Delta State are increasingly engaging in violence and health-risk behaviours which negatively affect their cognitive performance, emotions, choices and overall quality of life. This trend warranted the integration of life-Skills into the secondary school curriculum with a view to changing the in-school adolescents‘ negative behaviours. Previous studies have shown non implementation of life-Skills training included in the school curriculum in De...

ADMINISTRATIVE AND SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF STUDENTS’ SPORTS PARTICIPATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Participation in sports is of immense benefit to the soundness of an individual mental and social wellness, particularly youngsters. Recently there has been great involvement of youngsters in school games arising from the high administrative supports and social values attached to sports. Previous studies on documentation youngsters’ participation in sports had focused more on other factors (such as demographic and personal) rather than administrative and social. This study, ...