Marta Castañer

Marta Castañer
National Institute of Physical Education (INEFC) · University of Lleida

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Introduction
Full Professor Marta Castañer, Researcher ID: I-5438-2012 is Professor at INEFC—University of Lleida (Catalonia, Spain). Research group (www.lom.observesport.com) on Observation and Mixed Methods in Motricity and sports. Editor-In-Chief of Apunts Educación Física y Deportes (www.revista-apunts.com) She received her PhD in 1992 from the University of Barcelona, a work which also earned her the Outstanding Doctoral Award for that year and a Pedagogical Essay Award (1994). She has accredited 3 research six-year period and Professor cathegory from AQU (Catalonian Universitary Quality Agency).
Additional affiliations
October 1985 - July 2016
National Institute of Physical Education (INEFC)
Position
  • Professor (Full)
October 1985 - July 2016
National Institute of Physical Education (INEFC)
Position
  • Principal Investigator
Education
May 1996
University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • Pedagogy
November 1992
Universitat de Barcelona. Spain.
Field of study
  • Pedagogycs
June 1985
University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • Physical Education and Sport Sciences

Publications

Publications (171)
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The study sought to analyse the paraverbal communicative fluency of the teaching style used by expert and novice PE teachers. Twenty-four lessons were studied using the Observational System of Paraverbal Communication (SOCOP; Castañer et al., 2007; Castañer, 2009), an instrument that provides a clear analysis of how essential elements related to ki...
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Exergames are videogames based on full-body interaction that foster physical exercise during gameplay. Much research has focused on whether exergames foster sufficient physical activity and with which intensity they do so. This is usually measured through energy expenditure and compared to traditional physical activities such as sports or physical...
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https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00916/full Laterality is a key aspect of the analysis of basic and specific motor skills. It is relevant to sports because it involves motor laterality profiles beyond left-right preference and spatial orientation of the body. The aim of this study was to obtain the laterality profiles of you...
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For many years the free LINCE software has been used by many researchers needing a tool to tag behaviors using video recordings, coding behaviors and data register. However, as a research group we envisage new challenges with regards to technology novelties, designing a new tool for the future that can be used in any type of device and closely work...
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The relation between impulsivity and physical activity has been scantly investigated. Actually, during physical activity, several goals are achieved on the basis of a certain dose of impulsiveness. This study detects motor and interactive behavior profiles from athletes with traits of impulsiveness, moderate impulsiveness and non-impulsiveness, per...
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Educators who integrate physical activity (PA) into the classroom stimulate their students and create an engaging environment. The objective of this study was to verify the result of an active methodology programme based on activity breaks to demonstrate: a) the effect of the strategies proposed by the teacher, b) the characteristics of the physica...
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Los educadores que integran la actividad física (AF) dentro del aula estimulan a sus alumnos y crean un ambiente sugerente. El objetivo de este estudio fue constatar el resultado de un programa de metodología activa basado en los descansos activos (DDAA) (activity breaks) para evidenciar: a) el efecto de las estrategias planteadas por el docente, b...
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This article aims to study the coordination of the defenders’ tactical and technical behaviour of successful teams to recover the ball according to contextual variables. A total of 15,369 (480.28 ± 112.37) events and 49 to 12,398 different patterns in 32 games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup’s play-offs were detected and analysed. Results evidenced a T-...
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Objective To analyze the effect in the blood metabolome of trail running, a demanding sport that takes place in the natural environment, places considerable strain on both muscles and joints. While metabolic responses to aerobic exercise have been analyzed in-depth, few studies have focused on trail running. Design Observational study to analyze c...
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This paper aims to offer a free software program, LINCE PLUS, suitable for systematic observational studies in sports and health, conducted in natural contexts such as training, education or psychology. Using one or several videos simultaneously, different parameters such as behaviors, decision-making or strategies can be analyzed. The software inc...
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The present study investigates the effect of an educational program hybridized between the Model of Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) and the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) in physical education classes on the health and psychosocial variables of students, as well as knowing the advantages and disadvantages of its implementation by...
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La eclosión de las carreras por montaña y el incremento de deportistas es un hecho constatable en la última década. La gran variedad de modalidades de competición de esta especialidad, permite a los participantes seleccionar el grado de exigencia acorde a sus posibilidades; por ello la estrategia es un factor determinante para el éxito del deportis...
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Resumen. La eclosión de las carreras por montaña y el incremento de deportistas es un hecho constatable en la última década. La gran variedad de modalidades de competición de esta especialidad, permite a los participantes seleccionar el grado de exigencia acorde a sus posibilidades; por ello la estrategia es un factor determinante para el éxito de...
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Protected natural areas (PNAs) can be a source of health and well-being, but little research has been carried out regarding outcomes in terms of satisfaction (the difference between motivations and benefits). Inspired by previous research that examines the motivations and benefits perceived by visitors to various PNAs in Canada, and based on import...
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: The aim of this study was to analyze how motivation and classroom social climate was enhanced in the teaching–learning context throughout a Pedagogical Model of Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) implementation using a mixed method approach. An educational program was applied during an academic year in a student sample of primary and secon...
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Los recursos digitales y la incorporación de las tecnologías de la información y comunicación (TIC) facilitan el aprendizaje autónomo del alumnado en el aula y el aumento de su motivación provocando una mejora en el aprendizaje. Los profesionales de la docencia de la educación física no están al margen de la incorporación de las TIC en su práctica...
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The human body is a powerful advertising tool that portrays changing messages according to social trends and expectations. Sport advertisements in particular offer many opportunities to study these changes. The aim of this study was to analyze changes in body image portrayal in printed sports magazine advertisements over the last two decades. We us...
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The purpose of the present chapter is to describe how a systemic approach can be combined with the empirical detection of behaviour patterns by means of a systematic methodology and its utility of observing pedagogic communication. Of course, each teacher has his or her own paraverbal communicative style. However, the objective of this chapter is n...
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This methodological article provides a Mixed Method approach to analyze how the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) Model is feasible to enhance student’s autonomy. The objective is to detect how teachers’ behavior-oriented patterns shift in response to continuing professional development to reinforce TPSR strategies. We compared the...
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Teaching is now experiencing a new centrality due to the fast socio-cultural transformations, the vertical growth of digital media and, therefore, the new ways children and young people learn. New paradigms and teaching methodologies are emerging to meet the new educational needs; among them, the "Episodes of Situated Learning" approach (EAS in Ita...
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Impulsiveness in adolescents and young adults is an important aspect of psychological research. However, there still is lack of research that relates impulsiveness and motor performance in those. Thus, we aim to detect the levels of impulsiveness related to motor skills, motor laterality, spatial orientation, and individual interaction on the decis...
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Se analiza el desarrollo de una intervención en educación física (EF) basada en el Modelo pedagógico de responsabili­dad personal y social (MRPS) y su efecto sobre el alumnado. Mediante un análisis metodológico mixto (mixed methods research) –registros observacionales de la actuación del docente con su autovaloración y resultados de los cuestionari...
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Background: The behaviour of all living beings consists of hidden patterns in time; consequently, its nature and its underlying dynamics are intrinsically difficult to be perceived and detected by the unaided observer. Method: Such a scientific challenge calls for improved means of detection, data handling and analysis. By using a powerful and v...
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Mixed methods studies are been increasingly applied to a diversity of fields. In this paper, we discuss the growing use—and enormous potential—of mixed methods research in the field of sport and physical activity. A second aim is to contribute to strengthening the characteristics ofmixedmethods research by showing how systematic observation offers...
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This study aimed to compare the perceptions and opinions of sedentary adults regarding two physical exercise programs, one in which an instructor applied motivational strategies based on self-determination theory with the aim of encouraging healthy habits, and another in which no guidance of this kind was offered. We examined the influence that the...
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The aim of this study was to analyse trainers' appraisal of body posture adjustment-specifically joint alignment and flexion/extension of the legs-in athletes performing a leg press exercise. Ten strength trainers observed 15 video records of 15 athletes with no musculoskeletal problems. Kinematic analysis was based on motion capture data from athl...
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p>The present study analyzes individual and group heart rate responses in exercising adult women. The specific aim was to compare responses during routine workout sessions within a community exercise program with responses during a purpose-designed workout session targeting diverse motor skills. Sixty-seven adult women with a mean ± SD age of 65.1...
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Research in soccer has traditionally given more weight to players' technical and tactical skills, but few studies have analyzed the motor skills that underpin specific motor actions. The objective of this study was to investigate the style of play of the world's top soccer players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and how they use their motor sk...
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Soccer research has traditionally focused on technical and tactical aspects of team play, but few studies have analyzed motor skills in individual actions, such as goal scoring. Besides, the study of skills in elite players is still largely based on subjective judgements. Versatility is closely linked to motor skills, as players with a mastery of t...
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Soccer research has traditionally focused on technical and tactical aspects of team play, but few studies have analyzed motor skills in individual actions, such as goal scoring. The objective of this study was to investigate how Lionel Messi, one of the world’s top soccer players, uses his motor skills and laterality in individual attacking actions...
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La gestión del grupo-clase resulta clave para que el alumnado de educación física (EF) aprenda a convivir. El sociograma actualizado permite conocer la estructura relacional, el estatus y los focos de interacción, aspectos necesarios en la creación de un clima de clase positivo. Presentamos en cuatro fases un ejemplo de su utilidad en el trabajo gr...
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The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between perceived benefits and motor patterns observed in an exercise program for the elderly. We performed an embedded mixed methods design in which we analyzed data from 90 elderly adults who participated in 19 physical activity sessions. The data were obtained by systematically observing moto...
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O presente estudo centra-se na análise da comunicação não-verbal dos instrutores de fitness com recurso à metodologia observacional e objetiva a análise das configurações e padrões temporais (T-patterns) de comportamento cinésico e proxémico de instrutores com diferentes níveis de experiência profissional. Participaram neste estudo 12 instrutores d...
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Los juegos cooperativos en la educación física son un excelente recurso pedagógico para incentivar el trabajo y la cohesión grupal, si van acompañados de una intervención del educador que gestione las agrupaciones del alumnado en la sesión. Situación En fases progresivas, proponemos secuencias de juegos cooperativos que favorecen las relaciones int...
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The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between perceived benefits and motor patterns observed in an exercise program for the elderly. We performed an embedded mixed methods design in which we analyzed data from 90 elderly adults who participated in 19 physical activity sessions. The data were obtained by systematically observing moto...
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This chapter focuses on how to analyze the paraverbal communicative fl uency of teaching style. Essential paraverbal criteria related to kinesics and proxemics were studied in lecturers offering courses. Some lessons were analyzed using the Observational Systems of Paraverbal Communication SOCIN and SOPROX, both observational instruments that enable...
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Some experiments have shown that certain kinematic parameters can influence the subjective aesthetic perception of a nonexpert dance audience. In addition, it has been found that dance experience shapes dance perception, but it has not yet been described how this experience affects the aesthetic perception of dance movements. This paper aims to ide...
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Elderly people often show impairment in several motor skills, such as balance and coordination, and their laterality may also be affected. This study sought to analyse the relationship between fall risk and laterality in an elderly population. Thirty-three elders who were participating in exercise programs were studied using two instruments: the Ti...
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El objetivo de este estudio es el análisis de la comunicación paraverbal y los perfiles comunicativos de los instructores de programas de Fi tness: step, tonificación, Fitness acuático y cycling. Aplicamos la metodología observacional para grabar videográ$camente doce instructoras expertas (n = 12 mujeres, edad de 31 ± 6.14 años), a razón de tres s...
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Este estudio aborda un doble objetivo: a) conocer si existe progresión significativa entre tres valores correspondientes al índice de Borg elicitados por jóvenes deportistas con relación a tres actividades de intensidad creciente; b) analizar la relación existente entre el índice de masa corporal (IMC) de los participantes con los valores de frecue...
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La imagen corporal es un aspecto del conocimiento de nuestro cuerpo que cambia continuamente. Se construye a lo largo de las edades evolutivas y se sigue reconstruyendo en las edades involutivas de la tercera edad a pesar de que existen pocos estudios orientados a la percepción corporal en la tercera edad. El presente artículo aporta una experienci...
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Los programas de Actividad física de titularidad municipal promueven el ejercicio físico en la tercera edad. En este artículo se aporta un procedimiento para valorar el equilibrio en la tercera edad mediante la escala estandarizada Tinetti específica del ámbito de la geriatría que aún no siendo muy común en las Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el...
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Teachers usually have different conceptions of the meaning of creativity. The aim of this study was to compare the subjective performing arts teachers’ conception of creativity with an objective evaluation based on Observational Methodology. Seven students of Sports Science and 7 dancers in an amateur creative dance company were recorded while impr...
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The current study had two aims: a) to determine whether the three Borg scale values assigned by young athletes to three activities of increasing intensity showed a significant progression; and b) to analyse the relationship between the body mass index (BMI) of these athletes and their heart rate (HR) and rating of perceived exertion (RPE). Method:...
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The aim of this study was to analyze paraverbal communication and communication patterns in fitness instructors in four disciplines: body step, toning, aqua fitness, and indoor cycling. Using observational methodology, we filmed 12 workout sessions (3 for each discipline) led by twelve expert instructors (all women, with a mean age of 31±6.14 years...
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Teachers usually have different conceptions of the meaning of creativity. The aim of this study was to compare the subjective performing arts teachers' conception of creativity with an objective evaluation based on Observational Methodology. Seven students of Sports Science and 7 dancers in an amateur creative dance company were recorded while impr...
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¿Cómo se puede incrementar la motivación del alumnado en educación física? ¿Cuáles son las principales estrategias que pueden ayudarle a mantener su interés en las sesiones prácticas? ¿Qué características definen la intervención motivante del profesorado en un determinado momento? La maestría profesional es dar respuesta pedagógica continua a estos...
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Exercise programmes for the elderly have become one of the main ways through which physical and psychological health can be maintained during the aging process. This study identifies motor behaviour patterns that emerge during such programmes and it examines the elderly participants’ perceptions of the associated health benefits. Seventeen exercise...
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The study sought to analyse the fluency of motor patterns that physical activity programs promote in elderly people. Nineteen physical activity sessions were studied using an ad hoc system (OSMOS_in context) of the Observational System of Motor Skills (OSMOS), an instrument that provides a clear analysis of how essential elements related to motor s...
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Scientific methods have traditionally been based on dichotomous approaches, one of the most influential being radical opposition between quantitative and qualitative paradigms. However, the end of the twentieth century saw the emergence of mixed research methods; an approach that has since become well established and which continues to gain ground....
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The aim of this study was to develop and validate an observational system for the kinesics communica-tion of the fitness instructor, as well as conduct a pilot study. The development and validation process of the observation system was done in five sequential phases. At the end of this process, it was ob-tained the validity and reliability of 5 cod...
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La comunicación es un factor pedagógico decisivo en las actividades físicas para la tercera edad. La comunicación proxémica que vehicula l´uso comunicativo del espacio, es clave para facilitar estrategias de participación y fomentar la interacción interpersonal en estos programas. Con una nueva versión del sistema de observación SOPROX estudiamos l...
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Scientific methods have traditionally been based on dichotomous approaches, one of the most influential being radical opposition between quantitative and qualitative paradigms. However, the end of the twentieth century saw the emergence of mixed research methods; an approach that has since become well established and which continues to gain ground....
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Exercise programmes for the elderly have become one of the main ways through which physical and psychological health can be maintained during the aging process. This study identifies motor behaviour patterns that emerge during such programmes and it examines the elderly participants' perceptions of the associated health benefits. Seventeen exercise...
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Mixed methods research techniques, combining both quantitative and qualitative elements, have become well established throughout the social, behavioural and natural sciences. This is the first book to focus on the application of mixed meth- ods research in the movement sciences, specifically in sport, physical education and dance. Researchers and p...
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This study analyzed what kind of teacher instructions (descriptive, metaphoric, or with model) can help generate more divergent motor actions in order to stimulate motor creativity in dance education. Participants were 120 physical education undergraduates (35 women and 85 men; 20 +/- 1, eight years old) without experience in dance and who were obs...