Edward P Hebert

Edward P Hebert
Southeastern Louisiana University · Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies

PhD

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Introduction
My lines of scholarship have primarily focused on three areas: (1) Applied motor learning research examining “instructional variables;” (2) Career development issues among teachers and other professionals (e.g., burnout, efficacy, morale); and (3) Research examining the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically experiences, concerns, and behaviors of university students and faculty/staff; the impact of the pandemic on work and academic success; and COVID vaccine adoption/hesitancy.
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Purpose: The study examined the impact of minimalist running shoes on running gait in real-world conditions. Methods: Fourteen recreational runners, who previously ran in traditional running shoes, trained exclusively in minimalist shoes for 4 weeks following a prescribed program. Data were collected while wearing traditional running shoes at the...
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The COVID-19 pandemic brought about significant changes for college students, teacher education programs, and K-12 schools. During the Spring 2020 semester, universities and K-12 schools cancelled campus activities and moved all instruction online, followed by attempts to reopen with varied instructional modes and precautionary strategies. The expe...
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The purpose of this qualitative study is to describe the experience of university students completing a health coaching internship at a regional medical center in the Southeastern United States A total of 96 student health coaches completed five journals entries over the semester describing and reflecting on their experiences as a health coach, int...
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Objectives: During the COVID-19 pandemic, university faculty experienced an emergency pivot to online instruction in the Spring 2020 semester. Many had no prior online teaching experience and were given little time to adapt. This study examines pre-pandemic online teaching experience and training strategies used to learn how to teach online during...
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Pickle juice is widely used by athletes for muscle cramps and recovery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of pickle juice on core temperature (CT), heart rate (HR), movement economy, RPE, thermal sensation, and cognition during an exercise session simulating a soccer game in a hot and humid environment. 14 female soccer players...
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Context: Surgical procedures are common for bunion correction, but prevention interventions which could possibly lower the need for surgery need to be explored. Objective: To examine the effects of the Correct Toes® (CT) orthotic device in female athletes. Participants: 23 healthy female athletes, aged 18-25 volunteered to participate. Interv...
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, during the Spring 2020 semester, universities cancelled campus activities and moved all instruction online resulting in significant changes for college students. This study examined COVID-related concerns, engagement in preventive behaviors, barriers to academic success, and the impact of the pandemic on academ...
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic brought about significant life changes for college students and resulted in healthcare and economic crises. In the Spring 2020 semester, U.S. universities closed campuses and moved all instruction online, then reopened and resumed campus activities in the Fall 2020 semester with strategies to reduce the spread of t...
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The purpose of this study was to compare the relative effects of self-controlled knowledge of results (SCKR) to other KR schedules of varying relative frequency (25%, 50%, and 100% of acquisition trials) on motor skill learning. Participants received basic instructions on the soccer overhead throw and then performed 50 acquisition trials, during wh...
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Physical activity enhances physical health, reduces disease, and resists metabolic syndrome and obesity, while sitting for extended periods of time negatively effects long term health outcomes. Thus, reducing sitting time has been identified as a health-enhancing goal. The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions and responses of college st...
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Physical fitness testing is promoted as educational and motivational, yet research on student perceptions of fitness testing suggest these outcomes vary. This study examined fourth through eighth grade students' perceptions of aerobic fitness testing and compared perceptions of three tests: the 600-yard run (600YR), Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascul...
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The purpose of this study was to determine if the presence of social support and music affected exercise performance and enjoyment among school-aged children. Fifteen children ages 6-13 years participated in the study. Enjoyment and performance were measured while the children performed four different exercises including wall sits, planks, squats,...
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This study investigated relationships between academic success and aspects of health and illness in college students. College juniors and seniors completed a survey addressing ratings of health, measures of sleep, mental health, screen time, the frequency of illness-related absences and access of healthcare. Measures of academic performance (GPA an...
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Faculty morale plays an important role in academic life. Morale influences faculty behavior, productivity, and quality of teaching; ultimately affects student learning and program quality; and is predictive of faculty turnover. It is an often overlooked but worthy challenge for academic leaders. This article examines faculty morale, its meaning, an...
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Plasma volume shift (PV) is a major physiological process that occurs in response to △ different forms of exercise. Although much research has been conducted on exercise-induced PV shifts, further investigations are needed to determine the effects of high intensity interval training using resistance-based exercise on-PV. △ PURPOSE: The present stud...
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Introduction: The use of wearable activity monitors has seen rapid growth; however, the mode and intensity of exercise could affect validity of heart rate (HR) and caloric (energy) expenditure (EE) readings. There is a lack of data regarding the validity of wearable activity monitors during graded cycling regimen and a standard resistance exercise...
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Internship experiences are currently embedded in a multitude of academic programs to provide students a more seamless transition from university to the professional setting. Research in a variety of academic fields (e.g., business, sport marketing, public health) reveals that internships enhance students' professional knowledge and skills as well a...
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Successful campus-community partnerships provide universities enhanced visibility in the community, and offer university students opportunities to engage in real-world educational experiences through service learning and internships. In addition, the participating community agency/program benefits from an infusion of ambitious students that can hel...
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PURPOSE: Wearable technology is ACSM's number one 2016-2017 fitness trend. The accuracy of these devices has yet to be firmly established. The objective of the study was to determine the validity of wearable devices’ assessment of step count, heart rate (HR) and caloric expenditure (EE) during various physical activities. METHODS: Thirty college st...
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Modeling is an often-used means of conveying information to learners, and enhances skill acquisition. While models typically provide a demonstration of correct movements or successful performance, skill acquisition is also enhanced by observing a “learning model,” who practices, receives feedback, and improves. The effect is proposed to be due to t...
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Attention focusing cues have been shown to enhance learning and movement performance, and research supports an advantage of using instructions and cues to encourage an external over internal attentional focus. Absent from the internal versus external comparison research are other forms of attentional focus including neutral or kinesthetic cues, whi...
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Recently, researchers have concluded that motor skill performance is enhanced when learners adopt an external attentional focus, compared to adopting an internal focus. We extended the line of inquiry to children and examined if skill learning in children was differentially affected by providing instructions and feedback that direct attentional foc...
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Relationships have been found between teacher efficacy and many teaching and learning variables, but few researchers have examined teaching efficacy in physical education. The instrument reported here, the Physical Education Teaching Efficacy Scale, was developed based on the teaching efficacy literature, existing scales, and National Association f...
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INTRODUCTION While examining the culture of intercollegiate athletics, one could confuse the criticisms of the past with those today. Since the 1800s, individuals calling for the reform of intercollegiate athletics have described improper recruiting of student-athletes, disorderly conduct promoted by sport, and the expense of intercollegiate athlet...
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The motor learning literature is replete with studies investigating the contextual interference (CI) effect. However, CI research has focused on performance outcome measures, largely ignoring the influence varying levels of CI may have on performance production measures, particularly with tasks involving inter-limb coordination. It was the purpose...
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Although research has demonstrated that isokinetic eccentric (ECC) strength is 20-60% greater than isokinetic concentric (CON) strength, few data exist comparing these strength differences in standard dynamic resistance exercises. The purpose of the study was to determine the difference in maximal dynamic ECC and CON strength for 6 different resist...
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Conventional resistance exercise is performed using sequential concentric (CON) and eccentric (ECC) contractions, utilizing the same muscle load. Thus, relative to maximal CON and ECC resistance, the ECC contraction is loaded to a lesser degree. We have recently shown that at the same absolute load, CON contractions are associated with greater grow...
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Despite the many clear benefits of an active lifestyle, lack of physical activity is a significant health problem in the college population. A key issue in physical activity research is developing an understanding of motivation. Although physical activity takes many forms, most research designed to enhance motivation for and adherence to physical a...
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Heavy resistance exercise increases growth hormone (GH) and blood glucose levels. Ghrelin is an endogenous ligand for the GH secretagory receptor that stimulates growth hormone release. Circulating ghrelin levels are suppressed by insulin and glucose. The study was conducted to determine effects of concentric (CON) and eccentric (ECC) muscle action...
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It has been suggested that ghrelin may play a role in growth hormone (GH) responses to exercise. The present study was designed to determine whether ghrelin, GH, insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), and IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) were altered by a progressively intense running protocol. Six well-trained male volunteers completed a progressive...
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The concept of progression, or presenting content in a series of increasingly difficult tasks, is central to instruction, yet little physical education research has examined how specific types of progressions influence student engagement and achievement. In this study, university students enrolled in tennis classes were taught and practiced the ser...
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Adiponectin is a recently discovered adipocyte protein that is lower in patients with coronary artery disease and in Type II diabetics who have insulin resistance. Regular exercise is known to be a preventative factor in the development of atherosclerosis and Type II diabetes. Acute exercise increases insulin sensitivity; however, it also increases...
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The effects of concentric (CON) and eccentric (ECC) contractions on Delta plasma volume (PV), heart rate (HR), and lactate in responses to protocols in different body positions were investigated. CON or ECC contractions were performed in either a single-exercise (6 sets of 12 repetitions of leg extensions completed at 80% of 12 repetition maximum [...
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Intense resistance exercise can acutely increase testosterone (T), free testosterone (FT), and growth hormone (GH) concentrations, but there are few investigations concerning acute endocrine responses to concentric (CON) and eccentric (ECC) contractile actions. The purpose of the study was to compare acute anabolic hormonal responses to bouts of dy...
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The purpose of the study was to compare perceptual (RPE and pain), cardiac (heart rate), lactate, and endocrine (cortisol) responses with concentric (CON) and eccentric (ECC) resistance exercise protocols using the same absolute workload. Eight healthy men with resistance-training experience participated in the study. Subjects completed two experim...
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Despite extensive motor learning literature concerning practice schedules, clear guidelines for organising practice sessions in applied settings have yet to be formulated. It was the purpose of this study to explore the effects of three levels of contextual interference (CI) with adults naíve to a sport skill. Participants (N=36) were taught two th...
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While stress and burnout are well documented as significant issues for the teacher-coach, their levels of bunrout are relatively low when compared to other occupations. This suggests teacher-coaches successfully use strategies to reduce job stress and avoid burnout, yet little research has investigated such coping strategies in this population. In...
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The purpose of the study was to investigate the responses of leptin and steroid hormones to maximal exercise in adolescent female runners over a competitive season. Seven adolescent female distance runners completed three testing trials during weeks 1.4 and 7 of their high-school track season. Blood samples were collected before and after a discont...
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During the past two decades, researchers have shown considerable interest in teachers engaged in their first year of employment, a career phase believed to have long-term implications for teaching effectiveness, job satisfaction, and career length. One result of this line of inquiry is an extensive set of case studies describing failure in first-ye...
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A major focus of research on teaching and learning for the past decade has been directed toward developing an understanding of student behaviors and thought processes related to achievement. Using a mediational-processes approach, researchers have identified engagement variables that predict skill learning gains, most notably the quality and quanti...
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A growing body of knowledge indicates that too much stress can negatively influence psychological and physical health. A model proposed by Smith to explore personal and situational variables, stress appraisal, and burnout has led to significant understanding of burnout of individuals working in service professions. We examined the relationship of h...
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There is a paucity of research concerning energy expenditure during and after circuit weight training (CWT). There is evidence that duration of rest between sets affects metabolic responses to resistive exercise. The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of rest-interval duration upon the magnitude of 1 h of excess postexercise oxygen co...
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This paper reports on the development and implementation of a self-talk (ST) strategy designed to improve the volleying skill of collegiate tennis players (N = 5). A two-word ST strategy was developed, implemented, and evaluated using a single-case, multiple-baseline design. Dependent measures were movement patterns and outcome scores. After interv...
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It has been demonstrated that leptin concentrations in obese patients may be altered by weight loss. We examined the effects of a 9-week aerobic exercise program on serum leptin concentrations in overweight women (20-50% above ideal body mass) under conditions of weight stability. Sixteen overweight women, mean (SE) age 42.75 (1.64) years, comprise...
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The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of acute exercise and hormone replacement therapy on serum leptin concentrations in postmenopausal women. Subjects were 15 healthy, postmenopausal women, 8 on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and 7 not on hormone replacement therapy (NHRT). Group comparisons indicated no significant differences b...
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Teacher efficacy has emerged as an important variable in educational research related to many desirable outcomes. A number of factors have been advanced as influences of efficacy beliefs, the exploration of which is essential to understanding the construct. Bandura (1977, 1986) viewed personal experience as the most important determinant, and preli...
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This study examined the effects of practice schedule manipulations implemented in an instructional setting on the performance and learning of low- and high-skilled students. College undergraduates (N = 83) enrolled in 5 tennis classes completed a pretest on the forehand and backhand ground strokes, practiced these skills under a blocked or alternat...
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This experiment investigated the effects of observing a learning model and receiving augmented verbal feedback on the acquisition and retention of the tennis volley. Female undergraduate students were randomly assigned to four groups: (a) AFB--received augmented verbal feedback from an instructor, (b) LMFB--monitored a learning model's trials and f...

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