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Ua Scholar Poster Final.Ppt, Mary Jo Maccracken Dec 2013

Ua Scholar Poster Final.Ppt, Mary Jo Maccracken

Dr. Mary J. MacCracken

P.A.C.E. (Physical Activity/Tennis and Character/Health/Nutrition Education) is a service-learning project funded by Tennis Serves.  This poster details how PACE has excelled at “growing the game of tennis” since 2009 by teaching over 3,409 minority, disadvantaged youth in Akron, Ohio. Quantitative and qualitative evidence gives support to the view that PACE is one of the best of its kind in the nation. 


Comprehensive Psychology-2014-Stadulis-07.13.Cp.3.12.Pdf, Robert E. Stadulis, Angela Neal-Barnett, Mary Jo Maccracken, Lisa Fender-Scarr Dec 2013

Comprehensive Psychology-2014-Stadulis-07.13.Cp.3.12.Pdf, Robert E. Stadulis, Angela Neal-Barnett, Mary Jo Maccracken, Lisa Fender-Scarr

Dr. Mary J. MacCracken

An adapted version of the 9-item Social Physique Anxiety Scale (SPAS) was administered
to Black females ( N = 179) ages 11 to 14 years. Comparison between
body composition (BMI) and social physique anxiety (SPA) indicated greatest
SPA in overweight/obese participants. No change over age was observed. In
comparison to previous data for a White sample, these Black early adolescent
females evidenced somewhat lower social physique anxiety than the White females.
The lower SPA supports the hypothesis that Black females are more accepting
of a larger physique in early adolescence. Factor analysis supported a
substantitive/non-substantitive two-factor model for the SPAS-C.