Description of Task Force
This research area seeks to understand the predictors of physical activity and inactivity, and explain the cardiovascular fitness and metabolic status in young people, physical activity, physical inactivity, physical fitness and academic performance in Singaporean adolescents. It seeks to inform policy and practice so that relevant and appropriate targeted intervention may be considered, as well as how school time can be organised for the holistic development of adolescents.
List of team members:
List of team members' publications related to the research theme:
- Govindasamy Balasekaran
J. L., Robertson, R. J., Dube, J. J., Aaron, D. J.,Balasekaran, G., &
Arslanian, S. A. (2004). Comparison of maximal oxygen consumption between black
and white prepubertal and pubertal children. Pediatric Research, 56(6), 706–713.
G., Loh M. K., Govindaswamy, V. V., & Cai, S. J. (2014). OMNI scale
perceived exertion responses in obese and normal weight male adolescents during
cycle exercise. Journal of Sports
Medicine and Physical Fitness, 54(2), 186–196.
G., Loh, M. K., Govindaswamy, V. V., & Robertson, R. J. (2012). OMNI scale
of perceived exertion: Mixed gender and race validation for Singapore children
during cycle exercise. European Journal
of Applied Physiology, 1, 35–38.
G., Robertson, R.J., Goss,F. L., Suprasongsin, C., Danadian, K., Govindaswamy,
V. V.,& Arslanian, S. (2005). Short-term pharmacological induced growth
study of ontogenetic allometry of oxygen uptake in children. Annals of Human Biology, 32(6), 746–759.
M., Wong, P., Balasekaran, G., Tan, S. K., Canagasabai, K., & Chiang, J.
(2009). Motion sensor outputs of children and adolescents walking and running
to three treadmill speeds. Sports
Science, 2, 27–35.
K., Balasekaran, G., Lewy, V., Meza, M. P., Roberston, R. J.,& Arslanian, S.
A. (1999). Insulin sensitivity in african-american children with and without
family history of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes
Care, 22(8), 1325–1329.
N., Balasekaran, G., Chia Y. H., Lim M. S., & Govindaswamy, V. V. (2011).
Comparison of skinfold measurement and bioelectric impedance with dual energy
x-ray absorptiometry among Singaporean chinese. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14(1), 33–35.
N., Chin, M. K., Yang, J., Balasekaran, G., Chia, M., Girandola, R. N.,
Edginton, C. R., & Mo Ching, M. M. (2010) Obesity prevention in Singapore:
Collaborative efforts among government, health professionals and the community. Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports
Science, 1(7), 61–70.
M. J., Grantham, J. R., & Balasekaran, G. (2003). Exercise-induced weight
loss preferentially reduces abdominal fat. Medicine
and Science in Sport and Exercise, 2(35), 207–213.
E.,Balasekaran,G., Roth, S. M., & Ferrell, R. E. (2004). Association of interleukin-15
protein and interleukin-15 receptor genetic variation with resistance exercise
training responses. Journal of Applied
Physiology, 97(6), 2214–2219.
R. J., Goss, F. L., Boer, N., Gallagher, J. D., Thompkins,T., Bufalino, K.,
Balasekaran, G., MeCkes, C., Pintar, J., & Williams, A. (2001). Omni scale
perceived exertion at ventilatory breakpoint in children: Response normalized. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise,
R. J, Goss,F. L., Boer, N. F., Peoples, J. A., Foreman, A. J., Dabayebeh, I.
M., Millich, N. B., Balasekaran, G., Riechman, S. E., Gallagher, J. D., &
Thomkins, T. (2000). Validation of the omni perceived exertion scale for
children using a mixed gender/race cohort. Medicine
and Science in Sport and Exercise, 32(3), 452–458.
- Chow Jia Yi
J. Y. (2013). Nonlinear learning underpinning pedagogy: Evidence, challenges
and implications. Quest, 65, 469–484.
J. Y., Davids, K., Button, C., Rein, R., Hristovski, R., & Koh, M. (2009).
Dynamics of multi-articular coordination in neurobiological systems. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology and Life
Sciences, 13(1), 27–52.
J. Y., Davids, K., Button, C., Shuttleworth, R., Renshaw, I., & Araújo, D.
(2007). The role of nonlinear pedagogy in physical education. Review of Educational Research, 77, 251–278.
J. Y., Davids, K., Hristovski, R., Araújo, D., & Passos, P. (2011).
Nonlinear Pedagogy: Learning design for self-organizing neurobiological
systems. New Ideas in Psychology, 29,
J., Chow, J. Y., Chollet, D., & Seifert, L. (2014). Effect of analogy
instructions with an internal focus on learning a complex motor skill. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 26,
C. W. K., Chow, J. Y., & Davids, K. (2012). “How does TGfU work?”:
Examining the relationship between learning design in TGfU and a nonlinear
pedagogy. Physical Education and Sport
Pedagogy, 17(4), 331–348.
- Koh Koon Teck
- Koh, K. T., Foo, K., Sakamoto, G., & Low, A. (2014). The profile of
coaching and coach education in Singapore: Past, present and future. International
Sport Coaching Journal, 1(2).
- Koh, K. T., Gordon, A. B., Katherine, F., Dominique, P., & Kee, Y. H.
(in press). An investigation of a formalized mentoring program for novice
basketball coaches. International Journal of Sport Psychology.
- Koh, K. T., Kawabata, M., & Mallett, C. J. (2014). The coaching
behavior scale for sport: Factor structure examination for Singaporean youth
athletes. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching.
- Koh, K. T., Kee, Y. H., Bloom, G. A., Wang, C. K., & Sun, Y. L
(2013). Perceptions of mentors on a structured mentoring programme for novice
coaches: A case study using self-determination theory. Journal of Tianjin
University of Sport, 28(5), 431–435.
- Koh, K. T., Wang, C. K. J., Erickson, K., & Cote, J. (2012).
Experience in competitive youth sport and needs satisfaction: The Singapore story.
International Journal of Sport Psychology, 43, 15–32.
- Koh, K. T., Wang, C. K. J., & Mallett, C. J. (2011). Discriminating
factors between successful and unsuccessful teams: A case study in elite Youth
Olympic basketball games. Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, 7(3),
C. K. J., Koh, K. T., Biddle, S. J. H., Liu, W. C., & Chye, S. (2011).
Physical activity patterns and psychological correlates of physical activity
among Singaporean primary, secondary, and junior college students. ICHPER-SD
Journal of Research, 6(2), 6–12.
List of projects from
this research group:
Transition and Structured Mentoring: A Programme for Effective Coaching in the
of Accumulating Short Bouts of Exercise on Glucose Tolerance and Insulin Action
2/06 JW-R49210003: Teaching and Learning in Physical Education: Promoting
Pupils’ Participation in Lifelong Physical Activity
Development of a Novel, Evidence-based Backpack for Primary School Children
- OER 15/09 CJY: An Investigation of Nonlinear Pedagogy and its Application in Singapore Schools
- OER 34/12 KYH: Motivational Aspects of Differential Learning
Visualization and Optimization in Sport Biomechanics
- RI 6/08 CJY: Effects of Focus of Attention on Learning New Motor Skills
- RI 6/11 GB: The Running Energy Reserve Index: Mapping, Assessment and Prediction
- RI 9/13 GB: Comparison of Cross-Modal OMNI Scale of Perceived Exertion at Ventilatory Breakpoint and Self-Regulated Exercises in Male Adolescents in Singapore
- RP 2/13 KKT: Development Outcomes Associated with Students’ Participation in Physical Education and Sport in Singapore Schools
- RS 13/10 GB: The Running Energy Reserve Index: Mapping, Assessment and Prediction
Science in Sporting Success Interactive Web-based Software Registered Trademark
Number (Singapore) T03/15772Z in Class 4
on External Counterpulsation in Exercising Middle Aged Population
- SUG 20/12 CJY: The Effect of Task Constraints on Skill Acquisition from a Nonlinear Pedagogical Perspective
Learning in PE: Promoting Pupils’ Participation in Lifelong Physical Activity
(Exercise Physiology & Physical Activity Team)
Asia-Fit Study: Cross-cultural Comparison on Physical Fitness, Physical
Activity and Obesity of Youth among Major Cities in Southeast Asia
Perceived Coaching Behaviours and Motivation of Athletes for the 1st Youth
Olympic Games (YOG) Project
Developmental Profile of Performance Coaches for Young Adolescents in Singapore