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Teacher rating checklists as assessment tools for the detection of Developmental Coordination Disorder: Their suitability for use by educators

Dimitropoulou, D.1*, Evaggelinou, C.1, Kourtesis, T.2, Ellinoudis, T.1

1School of Physical Education & Sport Sciences – Serres, Laboratory of
Adaptive Physical Education, 62110 Agios Ioannis, Serres, Greece
2Department of Physical Education & Sport Science, School of Physical Education & Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini 69100, Greece

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Abstract

Movement difficulties which impact motor activities of daily living as well as school activities, like handwriting are a basic/main characteristic in children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD).… Read the rest

A longitudinal study of the success factors in high-level male Volleyball

Drikos, S.*

National & Kapodistiran University of Athens, School of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, 41 Ethnikis Antistasis Avenue, Athens, 17237, Greece

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Abstract

In Volleyball a team’s performance in skills is connected to the game result and to the team’s success in a championship.… Read the rest

Pass level and the outcome of attack for age categories in male Volleyball

Drikos, S.*

National & Kapodistiran University of Athens, School of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, 41 Ethnikis Antistasis Avenue, Athens, 17237, Greece

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Abstract

In Volleyball, complex 1 consists of pass-set-attack skills in this specified order. This sequence is a stable pattern to win a point.… Read the rest

Comparative study of Greek athletes in terms of their satisfaction and coaching behavior in individual and team sports

Sakellarides, I.*, Zetou, E., Bebetsos, E., Kourtessis, T.

Department of Physical Education & Sport Science, School of Physical Education & Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini 69100, Greece

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Abstract

The purpose of this research was to examine the satisfaction of athletes’ participation in individual and team sports and to relate it to their attitudes towards coaching behavior.… Read the rest

From the Pan-Balkan to the Balkan Games: A chronicle of transition and an overview of the political aspect of the Games

Panou, E.*, Anastasiou, A.

Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thermi 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study is to explore the pivotal role sport has played in the political and diplomatic goings-on in the Aemos Peninsula, in a period during which Balkan countries sought to bring about a rapprochement among them.… Read the rest

Differentiated Teaching of Traditional Dances for Motivation, Indifferent to Dance, Elementary School Students

Filippou, S.*, Koupani, A., Rokka, S., Bebetsos, V.

School of Physical Education & Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace, Campus Komotini, 69132, Greece

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an interventional traditional dance program using different types of dance, on the motivation of -initially indifferent- primary school students, to learn Greece traditional dance.… Read the rest

The war dances and their role in the youth’s military education in ancient Greece

Douka, S.*

Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thermi 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Abstract

War dances had a significant role in ancient Greeks’ life before, during and after the classical period. The aim of the current research is to study the significance of military preparation in ancient Greeks’ life and to make a reference to war dances, especially dance pyrrhichios; the most prominent dance of this category.… Read the rest

The presence of dancing in the three most significant genres of the ancient Greek theatre

Douka, S.*

Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thermi 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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Abstract

For the ancient Greeks, one of the most meaningful pleasures was undoubtedly theater. Therefore, the object of the current research is, on the one hand, to scrutinize how much important was for the ancient Greeks to dabble at theater and, on the other hand, the record of those dances that were presented at theater, as well.… Read the rest

Body dissatisfaction, drive for thinness, eating attitudes in overweight adolescent boys and girls: the role of mother’s body dissatisfaction

Karaoglanidis, A.1*, Tsartsapakis, I.1, Koidou, I.1, Grouios, G.2, Evaggelinou, C.1

1Department of Physical Education & Sport Science at Serres, Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Ag Ioannis, Serres 62100, Greece.Read the rest

Olympic games: determinants of final ranking factors in men’s and women’s beach volley teams

Angelonidis, Y.*

National & Kapodistiran University of Athens, School of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, 41 Ethnikis Antistasis Avenue, Athens, 17237, Greece.

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Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to find which performance indicators are more consequential in determining the final ranking of beach volleyball teams participating in the Olympics and to establish their appropriate cutoff values that can be considered as criteria that differentiate high-rank from low-rank teams.… Read the rest