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Gao publishes two papers in Research Quarterly

Dr. Zan GaoDr. Zan Gao, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology, recently had two research articles accepted for publication in the September issue of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

Gao served as lead author in an article titled, "The impact of achievement goals on cardiorespiratory fitness: Does self-efficacy make a difference?" This research tested a model of the mediating role of self-efficacy on children's achievement goals in relationship to cardiorespiratory fitness. In addition, he was co-author in, "Associations among motor skill competence and health-related fitness: Evidence for Seefeldt's proficiency barrier in young adults?" The lead author David Stodden is a collaborator from University of South Carolina.

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