Jody Langdon

Jody Langdon
Georgia Southern University | GSU · Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology

PhD

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Introduction
My research mainly focuses on self-determination theory and the application of need support in sport and education contexts. Current projects include investigations of motivation in youth sport. Other projects include examining relationships between motivation and metacognition.
Additional affiliations
August 2010 - July 2020
Georgia Southern University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
August 2005 - May 2007
Pasco County Schools
Position
  • Physical Education Teacher
Description
  • Taught pre-K through 8th grade physical education.
Education
August 2007 - May 2010
University of South Carolina
Field of study
  • Physical Education Teacher Education
August 2003 - May 2005
University of Florida
Field of study
  • Physical Education Pedagogy
August 1999 - August 2013
University of Florida
Field of study
  • Exercise and Sport Science

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Publications (95)
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Objectives: There is a common trend to train physical education teachers and coaches in need supportive teaching behaviors, however, little research has been done with graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) in college and university physical activity programs. The purpose of this study was to test the effects of a need supportive teaching training pro...
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Objective To identify the influence of parental autonomy support, basic need satisfaction and motivation on emerging adults’ physical activity level and exercise behaviours. Design Cross-sectional survey. Setting This study convenience-sampled approximately 435 college students identified as emerging adults – aged 18–25 years, who did not have a...
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The purpose of the present study was to investigate particular psychosocial predictors of obesity bias in prehealth professionals, which include the internalization of athletic and general body ideals, perceived media pressure and information, and achievement goal orientations. Exercise science undergraduate students (n = 242) filled out a survey c...
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Teachers’ behaviour is a key factor that influences students’ motivation. Many theoretical models have tried to explain this influence, with one of the most thoroughly researched being self-determination theory (SDT). We used a Delphi method to create a classification of teacher behaviours consistent with SDT. This is useful because SDT-based inter...
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This qualitative study explores the impact of the emergency transition to remote education (ETRE) during the COVID-19 pandemic on instructors and students through the lens of self-determination theory (SDT). A modified thematic analysis of narratives from a cross-sectional survey revealed eight themes: Sense of loss/grief, Role conflict, Helplessne...
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Background: Novice coaches receive little attention in the literature as many studies choose to focus on experienced and elite level coaches. Those involved in the development of coaches have a responsibility to understand how novice coaches are navigating their initial coaching experiences within higher education programs. Purpose: The purpose of...
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Grounded in self-determination theory, the purpose of this study was to determine the existence of autonomy-supportive coaching characteristics within the CoachDISC Profile evaluation system. Expert researchers in autonomy support with a familiarity with sport coaching were recruited for this study (N = 11 participants; 4 males, 7 females; Mage = 4...
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Context The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared concussions as an epidemic in sport participation. To provide a safer environment, state legislation and athletic governing bodies have mandated concussion education as a part of concussion management strategies throughout secondary and postsecondary levels. However, governing enti...
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Within self-determination theory, a considerable amount of previous research has shown that autonomous motivation is associated with higher levels of academic achievement and wellness among students. However, it is notable that few studies have included large samples of undergraduates who are enrolled in science courses. Moreover, to our knowledge...
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About 70% of youth athletes drop out of sport by age 13. Self-determination theory has been utilised to investigate athletes’ motivations for behaviours including sport persistence (i.e. continuation) and suggests that the coach can be an influence on such motivations. Basic need fulfillment via interpersonal coaching behaviours, the coach-athlete...
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Purpose: This article examines the relations between the teachers’ subjective feeling and their motivating teaching style during physical education lessons. Doing so, it aimed at better understanding the emotional antecedents of the teaching behaviours. Method: Twelve volunteer physical education teachers were filmed with their respective classes t...
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As part of a coach's informal learning process, previous athletic experience is a foundational element of an athlete's future coaching career, determining the perspectives, beliefs, and behaviors the coach will use in their interactions with athletes. Although it is investigated more generally, previous athletic experience is rarely considered in u...
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Background: Emerging evidence suggests neurophysiological deficits, such as visual motor coordination (VMC), may persist beyond clinical concussion recovery. Instrumented measurement of upper-limb VMC is critical for neurological evaluation post-concussion and may identify persistent deficits further elucidating persistent neurophysiological impai...
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Solving the issues brought forward in previous Hanna lectures and current discussion requires serious amounts of energy. This energy comes from individuals, working together, while also simultaneously working through internal struggles and challenges. Although small group and individual discussion can focus on mental health and burnout, these discu...
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Objectives: This study examined how goal orientation, motivational climate, and exercise could be used to predict college students’ eating disorder symptomology. Participants: Recruited in February 2017, the participants included 275 college-aged students from a university in the southeastern United States. Methods: Using achievement goal theory as...
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of different metacognitive interventions on knowledge and regulation of cognition, as well as academic performance (i.e., exam and final grades) in three sections of an undergraduate human anatomy and physiology course. All targeted classes were randomly assigned to one of three groups (reflectio...
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The purpose was to determine differences in pre-season baseline performance between student-athletes who suffered a future sport-related concussion (fSRC) and those who did not. Collegiate student-athletes (82 fSRC, 82 matched control, age = 18.4 ± 0.8years, height = 172.7 ± 10.3 cm, mass = 80.1 ± 20.9 kg) completed baseline Immediate Post-Concussi...
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We extended the research on autonomy-supportive teaching to universities and examined the relationships between autonomous motivation to teach and autonomy-supportive teaching. Autonomously motivated university instructors were more autonomy-supportive instructors. The freedom to make pedagogical decisions was negatively correlated with external mo...
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Previous reviews of literature have confirmed the influence of autonomy supportive teaching on student self-determined motivation and enhancement of skill in various educational contexts influencing students to be more engaged in their learning in addition to having higher levels of perceived skill improvement (Cheon & Reeve, 2013; 2015). Unfortuna...
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The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether weight-related attitudes mediate the effect of goal orientation on cultural pluralism and diversity attitudes among pre-service physical educators. Results from 235 (Mage = 20.91 years, SD = 7.75) participants confirm the positive relationship between task orientation and attitudes toward...
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Background: In the U.S. college/university setting, physical activity courses are often offered as part of the general education program, where students earn college credits towards the completion of their degree program. These courses are typically taught by graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), who face several challenges in instructing undergradu...
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The goal of the study was to determine the effects of the Flipped Classroom Model (FCM) on students’ course experience, basic need satisfaction, motivation, and academic performance in an undergraduate Research Methods course for exercise science majors. One section received instruction in a Traditional Lecture Model (TLM), while the other section...
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Context: An estimated 15.3 million adolescent students are enrolled in U.S. high schools, with approximately 7.8 million participating in athletics. Researchers have examined various demographics in high school athletes; however, athletic participation may play a larger role in test performance than previously thought. Currently, investigations of...
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The psychological response to musculoskeletal injuries has been well documented; however, research on the psychological response to concussion is limited. The Profile of Mood States (POMS) and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) have recently been used to assess the psychological recovery of concussions (CONC). Although some studies indicate t...
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Background Implementing concussion assessment programs for youth athletes are necessary to manage clinical care in sports. However, confounding factors such as cognitive maturity and socioeconomic status may complicate clinical interpretation of testing following concussion. Objective Determine the stability of test scores between low socioeconomi...
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify potential differences between males and females using different components of a common computerized neuropsychological test. Methods: 662 high school age adolescent athletes (male: n=451 female: n=262) were administered a computerized neuropsychological test battery (ImPACT ®). Differences betwe...
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Aim: There has been considerable increase in concussion awareness and risks; however, extreme sports such as motocross have received scant attention. The purpose of this study was to assess concussion knowledge among motocross riders and determine differences based on demographic factors. Methodology & results: 782 motocross riders responded to an...
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More females are classified as insufficiently active and may have little time for physical activity than males (28). Sufficient activity for adults includes a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise, five days per week or 20 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise three days per week, or a combination of these, in addition to th...
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There is limited research that includes democratic practices to evaluate the PETE program in its ability to prepare preservice teachers (PTs). In other areas such as community health, methodologies have been used to provide a voice to individuals living the experience. The purpose of this study was to examine PTs' perceptions of a teacher education...
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Healthy young adults with a history of multiple concussions appear to adopt conservative postural control strategies during instrumented balance assessments. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a practical assessment of balance readily available to sports medicine clinicians. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between...
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Studying perceived autonomy support, a basic tenet of self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 2000), provides some understanding as to how coaches can more positively influence youth athletes to enjoy and persist in youth sport. Borrowing insights from success in physical education and coaching-oriented interventions, the purpose of this paper was...
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Background: Young adults have the highest participation in physical activity but also have the highest incidence rates of binge drinking, cigarette smoking, and smokeless tobacco use. We examined these factors to determine whether there are relationships among physical activity and health risk behaviors. Methods: We conducted correlation and χ2...
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Research since the late 1990's suggested that diagnosis rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) increased to about 60 in 10,000 (Wing & Potter, 2002). With further evaluation, revised criteria, and advanced diagnostics, the prevalence of ASD is now approximately 1 in 68 children (Baio, 2012). Individuals with ASD suffer from a wide range of deficit...
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Background: Concussions are a common pathology in football and multiple misconceptions exist amongst the players and managers. To address these misconceptions, and potentially reduce concussion associated sequela, effective educational interventions need to be developed. However, the current knowledge and attitude status must be ascertained to appr...
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Opportunities for athletes with an intellectual disability (ID) to participate in sport are limited by physical and psychosocial barriers. Sport psychology interventions may be able to address these barriers, namely the lack of sport competence that athletes with an ID experience. This study sought to enhance sport competence among athletes with an...
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Background: Many factors influence young children’s eating habits, including family, peers, media, and environment. However, research supports that the most influential factors on a young child’s eating habits are parents and the food environment at home. Providing accurate and appropriate education to parents who have young children may help impro...
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General education programs are often constructed to ensure that they can address Core Requirement 2.7.3 (General Education) and Comprehensive Standard 3.5.1 (General education competencies). Such efforts may lead to documenting only how general education is a substantial part of the undergraduate curriculum and the extent to which students reach co...
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Physical Education (PE) research has shown that students’ in-class performance on a range of tasks can be explained using self-determination theory (SDT). However, little attention has been given to students’ applied motor skill performance from an SDT perspective. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine relationships between students’...
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Physical Education (PE) research has shown that students’ in-class performance on a range of tasks can be explained using self-determination theory (SDT). However, little attention has been given to students’ applied motor skill performance from an SDT perspective. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine relationships between students’...
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The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between perceived autonomy support and actual autonomy supportive behaviors used by collegiate physical activity program instructors. Results indicate a weak and non-significant relationship between the two variables. Although there was a lack of significant association, a compa...
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Objective: A physical activity passport (PAP) was developed to increase student’s physical activity through the collaboration of student life and academics. The purpose was to measure the effectiveness of the PAP. Design: The research design used was a quantitative, descriptive, quasi-experimental design with experimental and control groups. Settin...
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Physical Education (PE) research has shown that students’ in-class performance on a range of tasks can be explained using self-determination theory (SDT). However, little attention has been given to students’ applied motor skill performance from an SDT perspective. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine relationships between students’...
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7(1) : 62-74, 2014. The clinical presentation and recovery from a sports-related concussion has been well-documented in the sports medicine literature; however, the post-injury experience of the injured individual has been largely unexplored. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine collegiate student-athletes' lived experiences of an in...
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This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and implementation of a training emphasizing the use of autonomy supportive coaching behaviors among youth soccer coaches in game-play situations as well as evaluating its effects on motivational processes among athletes. Participants included youth sport soccer coaches and their intact teams. Coaches rec...
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One of the major goals of any physical education teacher education (PETE) program is to adequately prepare preservice teachers to provide quality physical education instruction. Assessment is vital for the success of any program and should be completed on a regular basis. Borrowing from a successful tool in community health practice, the use of com...
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The article discusses autonomy-supportive teaching and its use in a physical education setting. Particular focus is given to the behaviors exhibited by autonomy-supportive teachers. Topics discussed include strategies for facilitating student motivation, appropriate practices in classroom management, and language recommendation for teachers. Also m...