Alberto Abarca-Sos

Alberto Abarca-Sos
University of Zaragoza | UNIZAR · EFYPAF research group

PhD

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The main purpose of this study was to longitudinally test the relationships of Self Determination Theory variables on physical activity, analyzing the model based on stages of change. The study is a longitudinal and quantitative research. We have developed a longitudinal cross-lagged design for structural equation models of three time points and mu...
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This study examines trends in the rates of active commuting to school (ACS) in Spanish children (n=18,343; 8.93±1.68) and adolescents (n=18,438; 14.11±1.58) aged 6‐18 years from 2010 to 2017. Given the study period included the economic crisis in Spain (2008‐2013), the second aim of this study was to compare ACS rates during and after the economic...
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The purpose of the study is to comparatively test the expectancy-value model in Chilean and Spanish samples. The model proposes: a social world (composed of social support, physical activity teasing, and weight teasing), expectancy (composed of perceived competence and appearance), task values (composed of enjoyment and stress) to predict physical...
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Background Active commuting to school (ACS) is an important source to increase the total daily physical activity in youth and improve their health. How the ACS rates change along the time is of interest. The objective of this study was to examine trends in the rates of ACS in a large sample of Spanish children and adolescents aged 6–18 years from 2...
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El objetivo del estudio es conocer el papel de un desplazamiento activo o pasivo en un modelo con influencias económicas, como la ocupación del padre y de la madre, psicológicas, como la percepción individual de salud, y variables demográficas sobre la actividad física. 1618 adolescentes (734 chicas) de primero a cuarto curso de Educación Secundari...
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This study aimed to investigate the effects of a physical activity intervention, based on self-determination theory and the transtheoretical model, on university students in the contemplation stage. Participants: 42 students, in the contemplation stage at baseline, were randomly assigned to an experimental group (16 women, 2 men; M age = 19.1 ± 1...
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Practicum is seen as an essential part of the training of future teachers. This paper shows the results of an assessment of the whole module following an on-line survey involving the three participating agents (i.e. school teachers, students and university lecturers). This was inspired by a joint endeavour to enhance and strengthen the communicatio...
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Actualización de los instrumentos de evaluación de las prácticas escolares: coordinación entre servicios provinciales, servicios de inspección y facultades de Huesca y Teruel 60 ACTUALIZACIÓN DE LOS INSTRUMENTOS DE EVALUACIÓN DE LAS PRÁCTICAS ESCOLARES: COORDINACIÓN ENTRE SERVICIOS PROVINCIALES, SERVICIOS DE INSPECCIÓN Y FACULTADES DE HUESCA Y TERU...
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El Prácticum es considerado como un proceso esencial en la formación del futuro docente. En este trabajo se muestra la valoración ejercida por los tres agentes participantes, maestros/as, estudiantes y profesorado universitario, tras un acuerdo de mejora organizativa entre la administración educativa y la universidad. Los estudiantes valoran mejor...
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Background: Dedicated devices like GT3X+, Actical or ActivPal have been widely used to measure physical activity (PA) levels by using cut-points on activity counts. However, the calculation of activity counts relies on proprietary software. Since smartphones incorporate accelerometers they are suitable candidates to determine PA levels in a wider p...
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Rodríguez-Muñoz, S.; Gallardo, L. O.; Abarca-Sos, A. (2018). ¿Mejora el rendimiento académico si se cumplen las recomendaciones diarias de actividad física? Estudio en adolescentes. Trances, 10(Supl. 1): 527-542. Resumen: El principal objetivo fue determinar si existen diferencias en el rendimiento académico en función del cumplimiento de las recom...
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p>Los principales objetivos de este estudio fueron: a) estudiar los niveles de actividad física (AF) según los diferentes puntos de corte utilizados y el género; b) analizar el cumplimiento de las diferentes recomendaciones internacionales de AF según el género y puntos de corte. 95 universitarios, 33 hombres y 62 mujeres (21, 96 años + 2,33) lleva...
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ANALYSIS OF THE SPORT COMMITMENT OF YOUNG WATERPOLISTS: A STUDY GROUNDED IN SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY Fundamentado en la Teoría de la Autodeterminación (TAD), el objetivo del estudio fue analizar la relación entre la percepción de jóvenes waterpolistas sobre el estilo interpersonal del entrenador, la satisfacción y frustración de sus necesidades ps...
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Aims: The aim of the study was to test the Self Determination Theory (SDT) sequence to predict physical activity (PA) and intention to be active during adolescence: social factors (father, mother, friends, and physical education teacher) → basic psychological needs (BPN) → types of motivation were assessed→ PA and intention to be active. Method: Pa...
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Esta experiencia de innovación presenta siete decisiones que se están llevando a cabo en la Mención de Educación Física de la Universidad de Zaragoza (campus de Teruel y Huesca) para favorecer que el alumnado se forme en nociones clave sobre proyectos interdisciplinares y que pueda ver y sentir numerosos ejemplos. Todo un reto apasionante para form...
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Introducción. La Educación Física (EF) es un medio para favorecer la práctica deportiva en los adolescentes, y el profesor puede favorecer esta adherencia a la práctica generando motivación en el alumnado a través de su intervención docente. El objetivo del estudio fue desarrollar y aplicar estrategias de intervención docente para generar un clima...
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El objetivo de este estudio fue conocer los niveles de actividad física (AF) así como la percepción de barreras para la realización de AF en estudiantes de Bachillerato, analizando dichas variables en función del género, curso académico, práctica deportiva extraescolar y tipo de jornada. Se realizó un estudio descriptivo transversal en el que parti...
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Background: Physical activity (PA) in university students has not been analyzed with specific questionnaires tailored to this population. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to analyse the validity of three PA questionnaires developed on other populations comparing with accelerometer values: counts and moderate to vigorous PA (MVPA) calculate...
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The aim of this study was to analyze physical activity (PA) levels and perceived barriers to PA in High School students. Similarly, differences in gender, academic year, out-of-school sport and type of day were analyzed among these variables. In this cross-sectional study, 248 adolescents, 120 boys and 128 girls (M = 15.32; SD = 1.81), were involve...
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p>La versión corta del International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-SF) ha sido recomendada como un método eficiente para evaluar la actividad física (AF), pero su validez no ha sido analizada en adolescentes españoles. Este artículo, el cual está compuesto de dos estudios, pretende en primer lugar testar la validez del IPAQ-SF en una muestr...
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Resumen: A pesar de la importancia de las actividades artístico-expresivas en la formación integral del alumnado, las experiencias en este tipo de contenidos no siempre resultan positivas. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la aplicación de un programa de intervención docente en un contenido artístico-expresivo para generar un clima motivacion...
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Grounded in self-determination theory and achievement goal theory, this quasi-experimental study evaluated the effectiveness of a teaching intervention programme to improve predisposition towards physical education based on developing a task-oriented motivational climate and supporting basic psychological needs. The final sample consisted of 35 sec...
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The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between TV and computer use, study time, and physical activity, with regard to gender, school, and weekday/weekend. Adolescents (N = 1,609; M age = 14.5 yr., SD = 1.3) reported on physical activity, sedentary behavior, their parents' employment, and environmental factors. The relationship betwee...
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El objeto de este artículo consiste en analizar los aspectos positivos y negativos que tiene el área de Educación Física dentro de la normativa vigente de la LOMCE para Educación Primaria. Se han revisado las competencias que tienen el Estado y las Administraciones educativas, presentando la nueva situación del área en la normativa educativa y las...
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Nowadays there are commercial devices such as the GT3X+ that can analyze the performance of those who practice some kind of sport, but these devices tend to be rather expensive and complex to use. The objectives of this research are: i) to study the correlation between the measurements of the physical activity with the smartphone and a dedicated ac...
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The aim of this study is to analyse positive and negative aspects of Physical Education at Primary education according to LOMCE legislation. State and Education Administrations competences will be reviewed. We will introduce the new regulatory framework and the hypothetic reasons to include physical education area into the specific subjects. The cu...
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Aim: Grounded in self-determination theory and trans-theoretical model applied to exercise, the aim of this study was to analyse the existing relationships between physical activity (PA) carried out by university students, perceived barriers to PA, motivation to PA and stages of change. Methods: 901 Spanish students took part in the study (408 m...
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Resumen. A pesar de que la inactividad física está reconocida como un importante factor que contribuye al incremento de los niveles de obesidad y de otros problemas de salud, la mayoría de niños y adolescentes de las sociedades occidentales no realizan suficiente actividad física, para llegar a generar beneficios para su salud. El centro escolar re...
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Resumen. A pesar de que la inactividad física está reconocida como un importante factor que contribuye al incremento de los niveles de obesidad y de otros problemas de salud, la mayoría de niños y adolescentes de las sociedades occidentales no realizan suficiente actividad física, para llegar a generar beneficios para su salud. El centro escolar re...
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Sequencing popular games in physical education with students diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder This project was carried out with six classes at a special education school with students aged 6 to 17. Half of the students had been diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder. The other half had other kinds of diagnoses: Down syndrome, cerebral p...
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Aim: This study investigated the stages of change in physical activity in relation to psychological variables: self-efficacy, physical self-concept and barriers to physical activity, as well as gender. Furthermore, cluster profiles were created based on psychological variables to be compared with stages of change groups. Methods: Data were obtai...
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Introduction: Physical Education (PE) is a way of promoting sports in adolescents, and teachers can encourage this sport adherence by generating motivation in students through their teaching intervention. The aim of the study was to develop and implement teaching intervention strategies to generate an optimal motivational climate and assess their i...
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Abstract: This study aims to evaluate the development of a teacher intervention in a didactic unit and to check their effect on different motivational situational variables, based on the achievement goal theory (Nicholls, 1989) and the self-determination theory (Ryan & Deci, 2002). We proposed a quasi-experimental study during a sequence of three d...
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The assessment of psychological factors in adolescents, such as perceived competence, is important to develop strategies at school to increase physical activity levels in physical education classes and adhere to physical activity. The main objective of the study was to measure gender-related physical activity levels and perceived competence, and th...
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Understanding the social and environmental factors that influence physical activity (PA) is important in the development of effective interventions to increase adolescents' PA behaviour. The aims of this study were to test if adolescents' PA was related to (a) their own perceived competence and values, (b) some behaviours of their mother, father, f...
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Self-report recall questionnaires are commonly used to measure physical activity in children and adolescents. However, they have been shown to have low to moderate validity, mainly due to inaccuracies in recall activity. The purpose of the present study was to determine the reliability and validity of an adapted version of the Assessment of Physica...
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This study aimed to assess the day-to-day variability of children's physical activity by accelerometer on week-days and week-end days, and to determine the proportion of children that comply with the established physical activity (PA) guidelines. Physical activity was recorded every minute by uniaxial accelerometer in 104 normal-weight adolescent s...
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Perceived barriers were the single most powerful predictors of a change in health behaviours and the most consistent negative correlate of children's actual physical activity (PA). The purpose of this study was to compare the perceived barriers of physical activity in 714 adolescent girls defined by physical activity levels. The final sample consis...
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p align="justify">El presente artículo describe un instrumento diseñado para la observación sistemática y que identifica las estrategias y variables que ayudarán a favorecer la creación de climas motivacionales orientados al aprendizaje (o de implicación en la tarea) por parte del profesorado de educación física. Asimismo, pretende verificar el cum...
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This study aims to relate the patterns of physical activity (PA) and fulfill the recommendations of healthy practice of PA with sedentary behaviors: screen media (TV viewer and computer use) and study time, and describe the data of variables by gender and type of day, weekday or weekend. PA was measured in time of moderate and vigorous activity (MV...
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Este estudio pretende conocer y relacionar los patrones de Actividad Física (AF) y el cumplimiento de la recomendaciones de práctica de AF saludable con algunos comportamientos sedentarios: ocio tecnológico (televisión y ordenador) y tiempo dedicado al estudio, en una muestra de adolescentes españoles y describir los registros que se producen por g...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate gender differences in children's physical activity levels during physical education (PE) classes. Specific attention was paid to differences between genders in the heart rate responses to different types of activities in PE classes. Activity levels were assessed by monitoring continuous heart rates, with...

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This study evaluates the Promoting Physical Activity and Sports Schools in the Valencian Community (PPASS) from different approaches. The aim is to make a diagnosis of the type of actions they carry out, as well as to identify the repercussions that these may have on the health of the students who are part of them, specifically in their levels of physical activity and sedentarism. Likewise, the role played by teachers and the Physical Education subject in the Educational Programs of Physical Activity, Sports and Health and the barriers identified by the teachers to coordinate or get involved in these projects are also studied. Carrying it out will allow knowing the current situation of PPAS and identify what improvements can be implemented to improve the coordination, design and sustainability of these programs.
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La función docente en educación física es una labor técnica y especializada, dado que el profesor actúa en un entorno cambiante, en donde cada situación de enseñanza es diferente, lo cual le lleva a tomar decisiones técnicas en cada momento de la clase; pero a la vez es una tarea educativa, formativa de seres humanos, y, por tanto, una tarea empática, interactiva con el alumnado. El docente de educación física conforma por sí solo un factor determinante en la práctica de la actividad física futura de su alumnado, y está condicionada a su forma de actuar en el aula y de si es capaz de encaminar a su alumnado hacia un determinado nivel de desarrollo de competencia motriz (Duda, 2001). Dependerá de éste que pueda disfrutar de la realización de práctica de actividad física (nivel óptimo de disfrute (Sánchez, 1996)), dotándole de herramientas que le permitan tener una percepción alta de control sobre las situaciones de aprendizaje y evidenciándoles que la actividad física es un comportamiento saludable a incorporar a su vida (Julián, 2009). En Julián, Abarca, Aibar, Peiró y Generelo (2010) se pone de manifiesto que de los debates actuales que continúan captando la atención de diversos investigaciones, uno es el que gira en torno a cómo el profesorado de educación física crea los climas de aprendizaje, para que influyan positivamente en la motivación del alumnado. En este sentido, diversos autores han lanzado el desafío al ámbito académico y profesional de la educación física para que se dedique tiempo, esfuerzos y recursos para indagar en esta serie de factores que influyen en la intervención docente y, consecuentemente, en la motivación del alumnado. Esto compromete, sin lugar a dudas, a los centros de formación de docentes de educación física y pone de relieve la necesidad de desarrollar, aplicar y evaluar programas formativos (a nivel inicial y de formación permanente) capaces de responder a toda esta serie de demandas educativas actuales (Hernández y Velázquez, 2010). Es variada la literatura científica en la didáctica específica de nuestra área, que pone de manifiesto un estilo docente que nos va a permitir optimizar el clima motivacional en las sesiones en la educación física.