Theodore Coladarci

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Accurate measures of muscular strength can yield insights about children's growth and development. The purpose of this study was to examine grip strength performances by boys and girls ages 5 to 19 years. A Jamar dynamometer was used to measure grip strength by 736 boys and girls ages 5 to 19 years. Multiple regression equations were applied to analyze the(More)
This study examined growth rates in running speed and vertical jump among middle school children. 45 boys and 31 girls ages 11-13 years were tested on running speed and vertical jump three times (September, February, and May) during the school year. Hierarchical linear modeling was used to estimate initial status and growth rates for the entire sample (base(More)
Using the NELS:88 database, we examined (a) the relation betweenschool size and extracurricular participation (EP) in high school, (b) the effect ofEP on 12th-grade academic achievement and self-esteem, and (c) the indirect effect of school size on achievement and self-esteem through its effect on EP. Consistent with the seminal study by Barker and Gump et(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the contributions of 3 predictor variables (age, sex, and body mass index) to performance of 7 fundamental movement skills (locomotor; run, gallop, hop, leap, jump, skip, and slide) and 4 fitness tasks (grip strength, step test, sit and reach, and timed sit-ups) by 65 children in Grades K-2 (M=6 yr.). A multiple(More)
The Gibson and Dembo Teacher Efficacy Scale was modified for use in the special education resource room context. A factor analysis of the modified instrument resulted in a factor structure comparable to one based on reg ular-education teachers, as reported in prior research. The relation between instructional supervision and teacher effica cy among these(More)
The dropout problem has recently been the focus of considerable concern and the subject of much re search. Nevertheless, the lack of a careful and systematic assess ment of the consequences of dropping out still exists. The pur pose of the present study was to examine the personal, social, and economic consequences of dropping out of school. The High School(More)