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Sex-specific mitochondrial dynamics and mitophagy response to muscle damage

Description: Article presents a study examining the effect of sex-specific resistance exercise (RE)-induced hormonal response on mitochondrial dynamics and mitophagy after muscle damage in untrained men and women.
Date: May 25, 2022
Creator: Luk, Hui-Ying; Jiwan, Nigel C.; Appell, Casey R.; Levitt, Danielle E. & Vingren, Jakob L.
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Project Communicate

Description: Data management plan for the grant, "Project Communicate." The purpose of Project Communicate is to professionally prepare 27 special education teachers and 10 speech-language pathologists, including scholars from ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds, to be highly-qualified to demonstrate skills in promoting high expectations to improve student outcomes, providing individualized evidence-based practices for students with autism spectrum disorder, and providing culturally and linguistically responsive instruction. Scholars will participate in a master’s degree program in Special Education (Autism Intervention) or Speech-Language Pathology designed to include coursework, integrated and embedded supervised field experiences, and other professional development opportunities for developing knowledge and skills for working with students with ASD in school-based settings.
Date: 2022-09-01/2027-08-31
Creator: Boesch, Miriam C.
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Adolescents’ Physical Activity and Depressive Symptoms: A Psychosocial Mechanism

Description: Article tests a hypothesized path model of Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) variables (i.e., attitude toward behavior, subjective norm, perceived behavioral control, and intention) with physical activity (PA) and depressive symptoms. The findings support the theoretical tenets of TPB and provide empirical evidence of the psychosocial mechanism of PA and depressive symptoms in Chinese adolescents. It suggests that building PA intervention strategies while considering the TPB framework may promote adolescents’ physical and mental health.
Date: December 31, 2021
Creator: Shen, Liang; Gu, Xiangli; Zhang, Tao & Lee, Joonyoung
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Social Emotional Learning Competencies in Belize Children: Psychometric Validation Through Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling

Description: Article presents a study that demonstrates the application of Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling to existing measures through the investigation of structural validity and generalizability of the Social-Emotional and Character Development Scale with a large sample of children from schools in Belize. Using this newer factor analytic procedure, original factors are reconceptualized to better situate the Social Emotional Character Development Scales into the larger body of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies literature.
Date: September 3, 2021
Creator: Hinerman, Krystal M.; Hull, Darrell M.; Näslund-Hadley, Emma I. & Rafe, Mehri Mirzaei
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Longer Nap Duration During Ramadan Observance Positively Impacts 5-m Shuttle Run Test Performance Performed in the Afternoon

Description: This article presents a study with the aim of examining the effect of different naps opportunities’ durations during Ramadan on performance of short-duration repetitive maximal exercise and perception of effort.
Date: February 9, 2022
Creator: Boukhris, Omar; Hill, David W.; Ammar, Achraf; Trabelsi, Khaled; Hsouna, Hsen; Abdessalem, Raouf et al.
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Does observance of Ramadan affect sleep in athletes and physically active individuals? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Description: This article presents a systematic review and meta-analysis is to provide an accurate description of the effect of Ramadan observance on sleep duration, sleep quality, daily nap duration, and daytime sleepiness in athletes and physically active individuals.
Date: October 24, 2021
Creator: Trabelsi, Khaled; Ammar, Achraf; Glenn, Jordan M.; Boukhris, Omar; Khacharem, Aimen; Bouaziz, Bassem et al.
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Correspondence in parents' and children's concepts of god: Investigating the role of parental values, religious practices and executive functioning

Description: This article is a study examining the extent to which children's concepts of God correspond with their parents' concepts of God. It also examines how parent-context factors and children's executive functioning relate to parent–child conceptual similarity.
Date: May 6, 2022
Creator: Saide, Anondah R. & Richert, Rebekah A.
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Training, psychometric status, biological markers and neuromuscular fatigue in soccer

Description: This article presents a study that examined the relationship between psychometric status, neuromuscular, and biochemical markers of fatigue in response to an intensified training (IT) period in soccer.
Date: April 9, 2021
Creator: Selmi, Okba; Ouergui, Ibrahim; Levitt, Danielle E.; Marzouki, Hamza; Knechtle, Beat; Nikolaidis, Pantelis T. et al.
Partner: UNT College of Education
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The Case for Measuring and Reporting Bilingualism in Developmental Research

Description: Article argues that bilingualism and language experience in general should be routinely documented in all studies of infant and child development regardless of the research questions pursued, and provides suggestions for measuring and reporting children’s language exposure, proficiency, and use.
Date: August 22, 2019
Creator: Castro, Dina C.; Byers-Heinlein, Krista; Esposito, Alena G.; Winsler, Adam; Marian, Viorica & Luk, Gigi
Partner: UNT College of Education
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High School Adolescents’ Physical Activity and Physical Fitness: A 3 × 2 Achievement Goal Approach

Description: Article examining the influence of six goal orientations on physical activity (PA) and physical fitness (PF) in high school students in China using the latest 3 × 2 achievement goal model. Results show fostering self- and other-approach-oriented environments with developmentally appropriate content in physical education may have implications for enhancing high school students’ PA and PF.
Date: July 27, 2020
Creator: Shen, Liang; Lee, Joonyoung; Chen, Changzhou & Zhang, Tao
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Relationship between Perceived Training Load, Well-Being Indices, Recovery State and Physical Enjoyment during Judo-Specific Training

Description: Article investigating the relationship between well-being indices and the session rating of perceived exertion (session-RPE), recovery (TQR), and physical enjoyment (PE) during intensified, tapering phases of judo training. Sleep, recovery state, pre-fatigue states, and HI are signals contributing to the enjoyment and internal intensity variability during training. Coaches can use these simple tools to monitor judo training.
Date: September 15, 2020
Creator: Ouergui, Ibrahim; Franchini, Emerson; Selmi, Okba; Levitt, Danielle E.; Chtourou, Hamdi; Bouhlel, Ezdine et al.
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Changes in Perceived Exertion, Well-Being, and Recovery During Specific Judo Training: Impact of Training Period and Exercise Modality

Description: Article investigating the effect of intense and tapering training periods using different exercise modalities (i.e., Randori – grip dispute practice without throwing technique, Uchi-komi – technique repetition training, and sprinting) on rating of perceived exertion (RPE), well-being indices, recovery state, and physical enjoyment in judo athletes.
Date: August 14, 2020
Creator: Levitt, Danielle E.; Ouergui, Ibrahim; Ardigò, Luca Paolo; Selmi, Okba; Chtourou, Hamdi; Bouassida, Anissa et al.
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Physical Fitness Promotion among Adolescents: Effects of a Jump Rope-Based Physical Activity Afterschool Program

Description: Article examines the effects of a jump rope-based physical activity afterschool program on middle school students’ physical fitness. This article belongs to the special issue Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health Interventions in Children and Adolescents.
Date: August 14, 2020
Creator: Lee, Joonyoung; Zhang, Tao; Yang, Xiaofeng; Gu, Xiangli & Zhang, Xiaoxia
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Capacity Building: Creating and Sustaining a Pathway for Engineering Majors to Become STEM Teachers

Description: Data management plan for the grant, "Capacity Building: Creating and Sustaining a Pathway for Engineering Majors to Become STEM Teachers." The project aims to serve a national need for building pathways for engineering students to become grade 6-12 STEM teachers in high-need schools. The project will develop a framework for recruitment, retention, and reshaping of graduate teacher certification specifically for engineering students to become STEM teachers. The effort is a collaboration between the College of Engineering and the College of Education at the University of North Texas, a Hispanic Serving Institution.
Date: 2022-06-01/2023-05-31
Creator: Eddy, Colleen & Huang, Zhenhua
Partner: UNT College of Education
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STEM Bachelor's Degree Attainment among Women of Color in the United States: Using Geographic Analysis for Gender and Racial Equity Research

Description: This chapter showcases a study that examines the relationship between STEM bachelor’s degree attainment, particularly focusing on women of color, and the opportunities of higher education and STEM higher education within local communities across the United States. The authors analyze two large-scale national data sets, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the American Community Survey (ACS), to conduct a location-level analysis. The authors then offer implications that target women of color who live in places that lack opportunities in higher education.
Date: July 12, 2021
Creator: Ro, Hyun; Meng, Yi & Zhu, Qiong
Partner: UNT College of Education
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Introduction: Gender Equity in STEM in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Policy, Institutional Culture, and Individual Choice

Description: This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book provides an international overview of access and success for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) undergraduate programs. It focuses on women’s share of STEM graduates to explore trends and compare women’s enrollment in STEM to men’s enrollment in STEM and to higher education in general. The book focuses on the expansion of higher education in Taiwan as it relates to the improved participation of women in STEM tertiary education and in the STEM labor market. It focuses on the persistence of gender inequality in undergraduate engineering education in Germany by analyzing individual factors that contribute to women’s tendency to consider but then opt out of engineering. The book describes several challenges to gender-based equity in STEM in a post-Soviet context and offer multiple policy suggestions for improvement.
Date: July 12, 2021
Creator: Ro, Hyun; Ramon, Elizabeth J. & Fernandez, Frank
Partner: UNT College of Education
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