Faculty Profile

Tao Zhang

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
College
College of Education

    

Education

PhD, Louisiana State University, 2009.
Major: Kinesiology
MEd, Shanghai University of Sport, 2002.
Major: Kinesiology
BEd, Shanghai University of Sport, 1999.
Major: Kinesiology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Summer 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

KINE 3500.800, Motor Development., Spring 3W1 2021 Syllabus
KINE 3550.001, Pedagogical Skills, Strategies, and Management in Physical Education and Movement for Children, Spring 2021 Syllabus
EPSY 6950.717, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
KINE 3560.001, Pedagogical Skills, Strategies, and Management in Secondary Physical Education, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
EPSY 6950.717, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2020
KINE 4050.001, Quantitative Analysis in Kinesiology, Summer 5W2 2020 Syllabus SPOT
EPSY 6950.717, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Spring 2020 Syllabus
KINE 3550.001, Pedagogical Skills, Strategies, and Management in Physical Education and Movement for Children, Spring 2020 Syllabus
EPSY 6950.717, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
KINE 3560.001, Pedagogical Skills, Strategies, and Management in Secondary Physical Education, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
KINE 4050.001, Quantitative Analysis in Kinesiology, Summer 5W2 2019 Syllabus SPOT
KINE 5910.701, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2019
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
EPSY 6030.717, Practicum, Field Problem or Internship, Spring 2019
EPSY 6900.717, Special Problems, Spring 2019
KINE 5900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2019
KINE 5030.001, Life span Motor Development, Fall 2018 SPOT
KINE 6030.001, Lifespan Motor Development Research and Theory, Fall 2018 SPOT
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
KINE 3560.001, Pedagogical Skills, Strategies, and Management in Secondary Physical Education, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
KINE 4050.001, Quantitative Analysis in Kinesiology, Summer 5W2 2018 Syllabus SPOT
EPSY 6950.717, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
KINE 4050.002, Quantitative Analysis in Kinesiology, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
EPSY 6950.717, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
KINE 4050.001, Quantitative Analysis in Kinesiology, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
EPSY 6950.717, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2017
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Summer 3W1 2017 Syllabus
EPSY 6950.717, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
KINE 5700.001, Curriculum and Methods in Kinesiology and Health Promotion, Fall 2016 SPOT
KINE 6700.001, Curriculum and Methods in Sport Pedagogy, Fall 2016 SPOT
EPSY 6950.717, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
EPSY 6900.700, Special Problems, Fall 2016
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Summer 3W1 2016 Syllabus SPOT
KINE 6171.001, Social Psychology of Sport, Spring 2016 SPOT
PSYC 5171.001, Social Psychology of Sport, Spring 2016 SPOT
KINE 5000.001, Supervision in Kinesiology, Spring 2016 SPOT
KINE 6000.001, Supervision in Sport Pedagogy, Spring 2016 SPOT
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
KINE 3500.003, Motor Development., Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
EPSY 6900.700, Special Problems, Fall 2015
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Summer 5W2 2015 Syllabus SPOT
KINE 6131.001, Exercise and Health Psychology, Spring 2015
PSYC 6131.001, Exercise and Health Psychology, Spring 2015
KINE 3500.002, Motor Development., Spring 2015 Syllabus
EPSY 6030.700, Practicum, Field Problem or Internship, Spring 2015
KINE 4104.006, Student Teaching Grades 6 12, Spring 2015
KINE 4102.006, Student Teaching in Physical Education, Grades EC 5, Spring 2015
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Fall 2014 Syllabus
KINE 6171.001, Social Psychology of Sport, Fall 2014
PSYC 5171.001, Social Psychology of Sport, Fall 2014
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Summer 5W2 2014 Syllabus
KINE 4050.001, Quantitative Analysis in Kinesiology, Summer 5W2 2014 Syllabus
KINE 6131.001, Exercise and Health Psychology, Spring 2014
KINE 3500.002, Motor Development., Spring 2014 Syllabus
KINE 4900.711, Special Problems, Spring 2014
KINE 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Fall 2013
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Fall 2013 Syllabus
KINE 3500.002, Motor Development., Fall 2013 Syllabus
KINE 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2013
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Summer 3W1 2013 Syllabus
KINE 3500.002, Motor Development., Spring 2013 Syllabus
KINE 3560.002, Pedagogical Skills, Strategies, and Management in Secondary Physical Education, Spring 2013 Syllabus
KINE 5910.711, Special Problems, Spring 2013
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Fall 2012 Syllabus
KINE 5171.001, Social Psychology of Sport, Fall 2012
KINE 5900.713, Special Problems, Fall 2012
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Summer 5W2 2012 Syllabus
KINE 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Spring 2012
KINE 3500.002, Motor Development., Spring 2012 Syllabus
KINE 3560.002, Pedagogical Skills, Strategies, and Management in Secondary Physical Education, Spring 2012 Syllabus
KINE 5900.713, Special Problems, Spring 2012
KINE 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Fall 2011
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Fall 2011 Syllabus
KINE 3560.001, Pedagogical Skills, Strategies, and Management in Secondary Physical Education, Fall 2011 Syllabus
KINE 5900.713, Special Problems, Fall 2011
KINE 5950.702, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2011
KINE 3500.001, Motor Development., Summer 5W2 2011 Syllabus
KINE 4500.001, Movement Tasks in Games, Sports and Rhythmic Activities., Summer 5W2 2011 Syllabus
KINE 5900.700, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2011
KINE 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Spring 2011
KINE 3500.002, Motor Development., Spring 2011 Syllabus
KINE 4500.001, Movement Tasks in Games, Sports and Rhythmic Activities., Spring 2011 Syllabus
KINE 5900.713, Special Problems, Spring 2011
KINE 5910.713, Special Problems, Spring 2011
KINE 5950.702, Master's Thesis, Fall 2010
KINE 4500.002, Movement Tasks in Games, Sports and Rhythmic Activities., Fall 2010 Syllabus
KINE 5171.001, Social Psychology of Sport, Fall 2010
PSYC 5171.001, Social Psychology of Sport, Fall 2010
KINE 4500.001, Movement Tasks in Games, Sports and Rhythmic Activities., Summer 5W2 2010
KINE 5900.700, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
KINE 4500.001, Movement Tasks in Games, Sports and Rhythmic Activities., Spring 2010
KINE 4500.002, Movement Tasks in Games, Sports and Rhythmic Activities., Spring 2010
KINE 4500.002, Movement Tasks in Games, Sports and Rhythmic Activities., Fall 2009

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
Gu, X., Zhang, T., Cacola, P., Zhang, X., Wang, J. (2019). Association of school day segmented physical activity with children’s physical and cognitive health.. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 50 (5 Suppl 1), 549-550..
Chu, A., Zhang, X., Lee, J., Zhang, T. (2019). Does high school sport provide enough physical health benefits? Sport type and level matter.. 2019 Symposium Proceedings of the International Chinese Society for Physical Activities and Health (ICSPAH) Conference, 71, Tampa, FL..
Chu, A., Zhang, X., Lee, J., Zhang, T. (2019). Effects of coach-created motivational climates on athletes’ physical activity behavior. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 89, A -10..
Lee, J., Zhu, P., Zhang, T., Chu, A., Li, H. (2019). Effects of eight-week fundamental motor skill intervention on children’s physical and cognitive health outcomes. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 50 (5 Suppl 1), 529..
Lee, J., Weiller, K., Zhang, T., Chu, A., Zhang, X. (2019). Examining preservice classroom teachers’ perspectives on the comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP). Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 89, A -61..
Chen, C., Wang, H., Zhang, T., Ren, S. (2019). Promoting school students’ concentration, effort, and confidence in physical education: A basic psychology needs perspective.. 2019 Symposium Proceedings of the International Chinese Society for Physical Activities and Health (ICSPAH) Conference, 78, Tampa, FL..
Zhang, T., Gu, X., Martin, S. (2019). Psychosocial mechanism of adolescents’ physical and mental health: A self-determination health behavior perspective.. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 50 (5 Suppl 1), 111..
Xiang, M., Gu, X., Nelson, L., Zhang, T., Zhang, X. (2019). Psychosocial pathway of adolescents’ depression: A dose-response relation with physical activity.. 2019 Symposium Proceedings of the International Chinese Society for Physical Activities and Health (ICSPAH) Conference, 58, Tampa, FL.
Lee, J., Doherty, B., Chu, A., Zhang, T. (2019). The relationship between comprehensive school physical activity program and physical literary: Preservice classroom teachers’ perspectives. 2019 Symposium Proceedings of the International Chinese Society for Physical Activities and Health (ICSPAH) Conference, 56, Tampa, FL..
Zhang, X., Gu, X., Zhang, T., Lee, J., Chu, A. (2019). Unfolding young children’s physical activity participation during school hours.. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 89, A -102..
Shen, L., Lee, J., Zhang, X., Gu, X., Zhang, T. (2018). High school adolescents’ physical activity and physical fitness: A 3 × 2 achievement goal approach.. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 49 (5 Suppl 1), 238..
Li, H., Zhang, T., Chu, T., Farren, G. (2018). Life stress and basic psychological needs among international college students.. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 88, A -26..
Zhang, T., Gu, X. (2018). Motor competence and children’s physical activity: Does physical fitness matter?. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 88, A -26..
Yang, X., Zhang, T., Gu, X. (2018). The effects of physical activity interventions on health-related physical fitness among school-aged children.. 2018 Forum Proceedings of the International Chinese Society for Physical Activities and Health (ICSPAH) Conference, 25, Nashville, TN..
Zhang, T., Gu, X., Shen, L., Lee, J., Zhang, X. (2018). Understanding high school adolescents' physical activity and depressive symptoms from a psychosocial perspective.. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 49 (5 Suppl 1), 238..
Zhang, X., Lee, J., Vint, G., Gu, X., Zhang, T. (2018). Understanding the relation between physical fitness and executive function among adolescents: An expectancy-value approach.. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 49 (5 Suppl 1), 238..
Wang, H., Zhang, X., Ren, S., Gu, X., Zhang, T. (2018). Using self-determination health behavior model to examine adolescents’ need support, need satisfaction, and health-related outcomes.. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 49 (5 Suppl 1), 238..
Chu, A., Zhang, T., Lee, J. (2017). 3 × 2 achievement goal profiles in Table Tennis players. Proceedings & Program of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) 14th World Congress, 366, Seville, Spain, 2017.
Zhang, T., Gu, X., Jackson, A. W. (2017). Competence beliefs mediate the relation between physical activity and motor competence in elementary school children. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 48 (5 Suppl 1), 238..
Chu, A., Zhang, T. (2017). Development of a relatedness-supportive coaching intervention in youth sport. Proceedings & Program of 32rd annual conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, 28. Orlando, Florida, 2017..
Gu, X., Zhang, T., Thomas, K. (2017). Do physically literate adolescents have better academic performance?. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 87, A -26..
Zhang, T., Thomas, K., Gu, X. (2017). Ecological analysis of Hispanic children’s physical activity and health-related well-being. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 87, A -26..
Gu, X., Zhang, T., Lin, L., Cockerham, D. (2017). Gender and race differences among children’s anthropometrics and mental health. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 87, A -26..
Chu, A., Zhang, T., Lee, L. (2017). Performance anxiety profiles in table tennis players: Differences across training and competition levels.. Proceedings & Program of 32rd annual conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, 36. Orlando, Florida, 2017..
Li, H., Zhang, T., Chu, A., Farren, G., Zhang, Z. (2017). Using theory of planned behavior to examine Chinese adolescents’ moderate and vigorous physical activities. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 48 (5 Suppl 1), 238..
Farren, G., Yeatts, P., Chu, A., Zhang, T., Martin, S. B. (2017). Validity of the multidimensional outcome expectations for exercise scale in youth adults.. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, 48 (5 Suppl 1), 238..
Young, B. K., Gu, X., Chen, Y., Zhang, T. (2016). Children’s motivation in physical education, physical activity and psychomotor skills.. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 87, A-22.
Li, H., Zhang, T., Feng, M. (2016). Examining self-efficacy, expectancy-value variables, and Chinese students’ task challenge and concentration in physical education. 22.
Zhang, T., Thomas, K., Gu, X., Chu, T. (2016). Hispanic children’s motor skill competence, perceived competence, and health outcomes. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 87(A), 56.
Farren, G., Gu, X., Zhang, T., Thomas, K. (2016). How frequencies of different physical activity intensities relate to health-related physical fitness in adolescents. 48, 238.
Chu, A., Zhang, T., Thomas, K., Gu, X. (2016). Roles of basic psychological needs in physical education among Hispanic children: A gender-based perspective..
Chu, T., Zhang, T., Thomas, K., Gu, X. (2016). School physical activity environment impacts Hispanic children’s motivational outcomes. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 87(A), 26.
Gu, X., Zhang, T., Thomas, K., Farren, G. (2016). Understanding adolescents’ health-related well-being: A motor skill perspective. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 87(A), 67.
Zhang, T., Thomas, K. T., Martin, S. B., Gu, X., Farren, G. L. (2016). Neighborhood environment, physical activity and health outcomes in underserved Hispanic children.. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 48(5), S122. Boston, MA: American College of Sports Medicine/LWW.
Zhang, T., Gu, X. (2015). Examining Hispanic children’s body composition and health-related quality of life. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 86(A), 92.
Gu, X., Weiller, K., Zhang, T. (2015). Examining motor skills, body weight, and physical activity in kindergarteners.. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Guo, Q., Gu, X., Zhang, T., Thomas, K., Wang, X. (2015). Examining physical fitness, depression and academic performance among Chinese adolescents.. 47, 483.
Chu, T., Zhang, T. (2015). Integration of relatedness need satisfaction and 2×2 achievement goal orientations in predicting sport motivational outcomes.. 114-115.
Chu, T., Zhang, T., Thomas, K. (2014). Association of psychosocial predictors with effort and intention in physical education among elementary school students. 117.
Farren, G., Zhang, T., Martin, S., Thomas, K. (2014). Examining college students’ psychosocial variables, sedentary behavior, and health-related quality of life. 76.
Gu, X., Zhang, T., Xiang, X. (2014). Motivational predictors of Chinese students’ intention and physical education knowledge. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 85(A), 29.
Gu, X., Zhang, T., Xiang, X. (2014). Motivational predictors of Chinese students’ intention and physical education knowledge.. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 85, A-29.
Zhang, T., Thomas, K. (2014). Psychosocial variables to predict students’ achievement outcomes in physical activity. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 85(A), 40.
Farren, G., Zhang, T., Martin, S., Thomas, K., Jackson, A. (2014). Social cognitive factors related to meeting physical activity guidelines in young adults. 46, 483.
Farren, G. L., Zhang, T., Martin, S. B., Thomas, K. T., Jackson, A. W. (2014). Social Cognitive Factors Related to Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines in Young Adults. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE. 46(5), 859–859.
Zhang, T., Thomas, K. (2014). Social ecological analysis of children’s physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 85(A), 93.
Farren, G. L., Zhang, T., Jackson, A. W., Martin, S. B., Thomas, K. T. (2014). Examining college students’ psychosocial factors, sedentary behavior, and health-related quality.. Las Vegas, NV.: Association for Applied Sport Psychology.
Zhang, T., Collins, J., Thomas, K., Gu, X. (2013). Examining children's physical activity motives, physical activity, and general well-being. 84, A-78. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Feng, M., Zhang, T., Xiang, P. (2013). Examining Chinese students' achievement goals, social goals and motivated behaviors. 84, a-40. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Gao, Z., Stodden, D., Zhang, T. (2013). Examining the mediating role of perceived competence in exergaming activities. 84, A-5. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Thomas, K., Gao, Z. (2013). Fitness mediates motor skills and physical activity in Hispanic children. 84, A-5. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Gu, X. (2013). Motivational predictors of students' health-related quality of life. 84, A-78. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Gu, X. (2012). College students' self-determined motivation, exercise behavior, and quality of life. 82, A-82. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Dunn, J., Zhang, T., Morrow, J. R., Greenleaf, C. (2012). Ecological analysis of students' physical activity and quality of life. 82, A-16. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Busse, S., Zhang, T., Thomas, K., Weiller, K. (2012). Elementary school students' motor skill competence: Grade and gender differences. 82, A-32. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Melanie, R., Zhang, T., Weiller, K. (2012). Expectancy-value model, physical activity, and aerobic fitness in school children.. 82, A-79. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Thomas, K., Weiller, K. (2012). Motor competence, cardiorespiratory fitness, and physical activity in elementary students. 82, A-68. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Gu, X., Solmon, M. A., Zhang, T. (2011). Examining students' motivation, physical activity, and health-related quality of life.. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Gu, X., Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A. (2011). Expectancy-value model, situational motivation, and motivational outcomes in physical education. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A., Gu, X. (2011). Promoting students' physical activity: The role of social cognitive variables.. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A., Gu, X. (2011). Teachers' support, students' self-efficacy, and achievement outcomes in physical education.. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A. (2010). Promoting school students' physically active lifestyles: A social ecological perspective.. 81, A-109. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A. (2010). Social ecological correlates of physical activity in middle school students.. 81, A-29. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Driver, S., Gu, X. (2010). Social-cognitive correlates of physical activity in middle school students.. 41(5), 438-439. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
Gu, X., Solmon, M. A., Zhang, T. (2010). Teachers' support, students' motivation, and motivational outcomes in physical education.. 81, A-50. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Gu, X., Solmon, M. A., Zhang, T. (2010). Using the Expectancy-value model to examine motivation and achievement outcomes.. 81, A-82. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A., Garn, A. (2009). Achievement goals, social goals, and motivational outcomes in physical education.. 80, A-86. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A., Gao, Z., Kosma, M. (2009). Examining school students' participation in leisure-time physical activity behaviors.. 80, A-36. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Gu, X., Solmon, M. A. (2009). Group cohesion, self-determined motivation and motivational responses in college students. 80, A-91. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Huang, C., Gao, Z. (2009). School children's physical activity levels: Activity and gender differences.. 80, A-60. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T. (2009). Self-determination in physical education: Linking psychological need satisfaction to middle school students' affective response.. 105, . Proceedings of 2009 annual meeting of the National Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education.
Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A., Gu, X., Ware, D. R. (2009). Supportive social environments, psychological need satisfaction, and self-determined motivation in college physical activity classes: A prospective study.. 80, . Sarasota, Florida: Proceedings of 2009 annual meeting of the National Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education.
Zhang, T., Gu, X., Solmon, M. A. (2009). The effects of group cohesion on female students' exercise adherence.. 80, A-95. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Gao, Z., Hannon, J. C., Newton, M. (2008). Middle school students' self-efficacy and achievement motivation in predicting physical activity levels in physical education.. 79, A-49. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A., Domangue, E., Gao, Z., Gu, X. (2008). School children's physical activity: individual, social and physical environmental correlates.. 79, A-30. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A., Lee, A. M., Gao, Z. (2008). Students' situational motivation, perceived effort, and physical activity levels in physical education.. 40(5), 323. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise.
Zhang, T., Gao, Z., Liu, Y., Kosma, M. (2008). Temporal stability of outcome expectancy in middle school physical education.. 79, A-32. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Xiang, X., Gu, X. (2008). The relative influence of coaches, parents, and peers on college athletes' self-determined motivation and perceived effort in sport.. 69-70. Proceedings of 2008 International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport Guangzhou, China.
Zhang, T., Gao, Z., Lee, A. M., Solmon, M. A., Kosma, M., Carson, R., Domangue, E., Moore, D. (2007). Comparison of objective measures of children's in-class activity levels in middle school physical education.. 39(5), 185. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise.
Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A., Johnson, G. L., Gao, Z. (2007). Examining environmental influences on college students' participation in physical activity. 78, A-38. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Gao, Z., Lee, A. M. (2007). Examining middle school students' motivation in physical education from social cognitive paradigm.. 78, A-57. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Briscoe, J., Tuuri, G., Zanovec, M., Damann, S., Johnson, L., Solmon, M. A., Loftin, J. M. (2007). Examining the relationship between bone quality, restrained eating, and physical activity in female Caucasian students.. 39(5), 438-439. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A., Johnson, G. L., Gao, Z. (2007). Relative contributions of psychosocial factors in predicting college students' physical activity.. 78, A-87. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Zhang, T., Gu, X., Meng, Z., Yan, X. (2004). Chinese administration system of sport under the market economy.. 215. Proceedings of 7th Sport Science Conference and the annual meeting of China Sport Science Society, Beijing, China.
Zhang, T., Jin, Y., Wu, Y., Zhang, Z. (2003). Effects of rehabilitative training on ankle joint strength, functional mobility: A case study.. 26, A-55. Journal of Beijing University of Physical Education.
Zhang, T., Zeng, Q. (2003). Quantitative study of sports fatigue of continual vertical jump. 26, A-136. Journal of Beijing University of Physical Education.
Zhang, T., Jin, Y. (2002). Evaluation of rehabilitative effect of knee extensors and flexors strength using Isokinetic dynamometer.. 151. Proceedings of 10th National Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports, Shi-jiazhuang, China.
Book Chapter
Zhang, T., Li, H. (2018). Digital video and self modelling in the physical education classroom. 19-31. Digital Technology in Physical Education: Global Perspectives.
Solmon, M., Zhang, T. (2016). Student cognition and motivation. Learning for a lifetime: Effective secondary physical education programs. 45-56. Beijing: Educational Science Publishing House.
Lee, J., Stodden, D., Zhang, T., Yan, A., Gao, Z. (2015). Mediating role of perceived competence on children’s perceived exergaming skills, physical activity and fitness. Physical activity behaviors and determinants in children and adolescents. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Conference Proceeding
Farren, G. L., Zhang, T., Martin, S. B., Thomas, K. T., Jackson, A. W. (2014). Social Cognitive Factors Related to Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines in Young Adults. MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE. 46(5), 859–859.
Zhang, T., Lin, L. (2011). Benefits and challenges of using Dance Dance Revolution in classrooms: Pre-service physical education teachers' perspectives.. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011. 2287-2291. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
Lin, L., Zhang, T. (2011). Using exergames in teaching: Pre-service teachers' experience, beliefs, and comfort level.. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011. 2147-2152. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
Journal Article
Gu, X., Fu, Y., Chen, W., Tamplain, P., Zhang, T., Wang, J. (2020). A causal pathway of physical activity to motor competence in childhood: Evidence from a school-based intervention. Journal of Sports Sciences. 39, 460-468.
Zhang, T., Lee, J., Chu, T., Chen, C., Gu, X. (2020). Accessing physical activity and health disparity among underserved Hispanic children: The role of actual and perceived motor competence.. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17, 104.
Zhang, X., Gu, X., Zhang, T., Cacola, P., Wang, J. (2020). Are movement behaviors and fundamental motor skills associated with fitness and fatness in early childhood?: Findings from the 2012 NHANES National Youth Fitness Survey.. Pediatric Exercise Science. 32, 9-15.
Shen, L., Yang, Y., Zhang, T. (2020). College students’ physical activity and health-related quality of life: A social ecological perspective. Sports Science Research,. 24, 45-55.
Zhang, T., Lee, J. (2020). Developing a motivationally-supportive environment to promote children’ physical activity and health in youth sports during COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Teaching, Research, and Media in Kinesiology. 6, 22-24.
Lee, J., Zhang, T., Chu, T., Gu, X., Zhu, P. (2020). Effects of a fundamental motor skill-based afterschool program on children’s physical and cognitive health outcomes. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17, 733.
Lee, J., Zhang, T., Chu, T., Gu, X. (2020). Effects of a need-supportive motor skill intervention on children’s motor skill competence and physical activity. Children,. 7, 21.
Shen, L., Lee, J., Chen, C., Zhang, T. (2020). High school adolescents’ physical activity and physical fitness: A 3 × 2 achievement goal approach. Sustainability. 12, 6005.
Yang, X., Lee, J., Gu, X., Zhang, X., Zhang, T. (2020). Physical fitness promotion among adolescents: Effects of a jump-rope-based physical activity afterschool program. Children,. 7, 95.
Lee, J., Zhang, T., Zhang, X., Chu, T., Weiller-Abels, K. H. (2020). Preservice classroom teachers’ perspectives toward a comprehensive school physical activity programme. Health Education Journal..
Xiang, M., Gu, X., Zhang, X., Moss, S., Huang, C., Nelson, L., Zhang, T. (2020). Psychosocial pathway of adolescents’ depression: A dose-response relation with physical activity. Children. 7, 37.
Chu, T., Zhang, T., Zhang, X., Thomas, K., Gu, X. (2020). School environments predict Hispanic children’s physical education related outcomes through basic psychological need satisfaction. Learning and Individual Differences. 80, .
Chu, T., Zhang, X., Lee, J., Zhang, T. (2020). The coach-created environment influences high school athletes’ accelerometer-measured physical activity during sport. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching.
Zhang, P., Zhang, T., Lee, J. (2020). The role of psychosocial factors in predicting students’ achievement outcomes in physical education. Journal of Teaching, Research, and Media in Kinesiology. 6, 7-14.
Xiao, Y., Zhang, T., Gu, X., Lee, J., Wang, H. (2020). The roles of individual and psychosocial factors in predicting quality of life among working women in Shanghai.. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17, 1751.
Chen, C., Zhang, T., Gu, X., Lee, J., Ren, S., Wang, H. (2020). Understanding adolescents’ need support, need satisfaction, and health-related outcomes: A self-determination health behavior perspective.. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17, 104.
Brooke, B., Zhang, T., Lee, J., Gu, X., West, A. (2020). Virtual reality and its effectiveness on motor development and rehabilitation in children with disorders. American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research. 7, 269-273.
Zhang, X., Gu, X., Zhang, T., Keller, M. (2020). The mediating roles of sleep quality and sedentary behavior between physical fitness and depression among female college freshman. Journal of American College Health. September, 1-8. Taylor & Francis. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32877625/
Gu, X., Keller, M., Zhang, T., Zhang, X. (2020). Toward healthy living: Enabling physical activity among adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Health Science & Education. 4(2), 1-5. eSciRes. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340280323
Gu, X., Zhang, T., Senlin, C., Keller, M., Zhang, X. (2020). School-based sedentary behavior, physical activity, and health-related outcomes among Hispanic children in the United States: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17(1197), 1-9. MDPI. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7068440/
Zhang, X., Gu, X., Zhang, T., Priscila, C., Wang, J. (2019). Are movement behaviors and fundamental motor skills associated with fitness and fatness in early childhood?: Findings from the 2012 NHANES National Youth Fitness Survey.. Pediatric Exercise Science.
Lee, J., Zhang, T., Chu, A., Zhang, X., Weiller-Abels, K., Keller, J. (2019). Comprehensive school physical activity program and physical literacy: Exploring preservice classroom teachers’ perspectives. Advances in Physical Education. 9, 314-330.
Gu, X., Zhang, T., Chu, A., Zhang, X., Thomas, K. (2019). Do physically literate adolescents have better academic performance?. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 126, 585-602.
Gu, X., Zhang, T., Chu, A., Keller, J., Zhang, X., Nelson, L., Brown, K. (2019). Exploring racial disparities in physical activity and quality of life through an expectancy-value perspective. 6, 973-980.
Chu, A., Zhang, T., Thomas, K., Zhang, X., Gu, X. (2019). Predictive strengths of basic psychological needs in physical education among Hispanic children: A gender-based approach.. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 38, 233-240.
Xiao, Y., Wang, H., Zhang, T., Ren, X. (2019). Psychosocial predictors of physical activity and health-related quality of life among Shanghai working adults. 17, 72.
Chu, A., Zhang, T., Li, H. (2019). Roles of physical activity type in exercise motivational profiles and behavioral frequencies among college freshmen. American Journal of Health Studies. 34, 57-68.
Lee, J., Zhang, T. (2019). The impact of adventure education on students’ learning outcomes in physical education: A systematic review. Journal of Teaching, Research, and Media in Kinesiology. 5, 23-32.
Chu, A., Zhang, T. (2019). The roles of coaches, peers, and parents in athletes’ basic psychological needs: A mixed-studies review.. 14, 569-588.
Chu, A., Zhang, T., Cheung, H. (2019). The roles of need-supportive social environments in university physical education courses.. 17, 212-231.
Doherty, B., Keller, J., Keller, J., Zhang, T. (2019). Promoting school-aged children's physical literacy in schools; A brief review. Journal of Teaching, Research, and Media in Kinesiology. 10, 45-49. http://www.sports-media.org/index.php/jtrm-in-kinesiology/43-promoting-school-aged-children-s-physical-literacy-in-schools-a-brief-review
Gu, X., Zhang, T., Chu, T., Keller, J., Zhang, X. (2019). The direct and indirect effects of motor competence on adolescent' mental health through health-related physical fitness. Research Journal of Sport Sciences. 37(17), 1927-1933. DENTON:. https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/YzwhY5h7fZ3IVbdQchsm/full?target=10.1080/02640414.2019.1605652
Zhang, X., Gu, X., Zhang, T., Keller, J. M., Chen, S. (2018). Comprehensive school physical activity programs: Recommendations for physical education teacher education.. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. 89, 11-18.
Zhang, T., Dunn, J., Morrow, J., Greenleaf, C. (2018). Ecological analysis of female college women’s physical activity and health-related quality of life. Women & Health. 58, 260-277.
Gu, X., Chen, Y., Jackson, A. W., Zhang, T. (2018). Impact of a Pedometer-Based Goal Setting Intervention on Children's Motivation, Motor Competence, and Physical Activity in Physical Education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. 23(1), 54-65.
Chu, A., Zhang, T. (2018). Motivational processes in sport education curriculum model among high school students: A systematic review. 24, 372-394.
Chu, A., Zhang, T., Hung, T. (2018). Motivational profiles in Table Tennis players: Relations with performance anxiety and subjective vitality. Journal of Sports Sciences. 36, 2738-2750.
Farren, G., Zhang, T., Gu, X., Thomas, K. (2018). Sedentary behavior and physical activity predicting depressive symptoms in adolescents beyond attributes of health-related physical fitness. Journal of Sport and Health Science. 7, 489-496.
Zhang, T., Gu, X., Chu, A. (2018). Social networks, sedentary behavior and physical activity. 3, 376-377.
Chu, A., Zhang, T. (2018). Sport club participation and health-related outcomes in college students: Comparisons by sex and academic classification. 42, 33-47.
Gu, X., Keller, M., Weiller-Abels, K. H., Zhang, T. (2018). The roles of physical activity and sedentary behavior on Hispanic children's mental health: A motor skill perspective. Quality of Life Research. 27(1), 185-193. Springer International Publishing. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28815374
Farren, G., Zhang, T. (2017). Sedentary behavior and health-related quality of life across meeting physical activity guidelines.. 5, 10-18.
Farren, G., Zhang, T., Gu, X., Thomas, K. (2017). Sedentary behavior and physical activity predicting depresive symptoms in adolescents beyond attributes of health-related physical fitness.. Journal of Sport and Health Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2017.03.008.
Xiang, M., Gu, X., Jackson, A. W., Zhang, T., Wang, X., Guo, Q. (2017). Understanding Adolescents Mental Health and Academic Performance: Does Physical Fitness Matter?. School Psychology International. 38(6), 647-663.
Zhang, T., Gu, X., Keller, M., Zhang, X., Burgett, J. (2017). The role of built environments on children's sedentary behavior: A social ecological perspective. World Journal of Preventive Medicine. 5(1), 33-42. Science and Education Publishing. http://pubs.sciepub.com/jpm/5/1/5/index.html
Farren, G. L., Zhang, T., Martin, S. B., Thomas, K. T. (2017). Factors related to meeting physical activity guidelines in active college students: A social cognitive perspective. Journal of American College Health. 65(1), 10-21. Routledge. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07448481.2016.1229320
Gu, X., Zhang, T. (2016). Changes of children’s motivation in physical education and physical activity: A longitudinal perspective. 6, 205-212.
Zhang, T., Xiang, P., Gu, X., Rose, M. (2016). College students’ physical activity and health-related quality of life: An achievement goal perspective. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 87, 132-142.
Zhang, T., Moore, W., Gu, X., Chu, A., Gao, Z. (2016). Promoting children’s physical activity in physical education: The role of active video gaming. 1-13.
Zhang, T., Thomas, K., Weiller, K. (2015). Predicting physical activity in 10-12 year old children: A social ecological approach. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 34, 517-536.
Gu, X., Zhang, T., Smith, K. (2015). Psychosocial predictors of college students’ motivational responses: A prospective analysis. Perceptual and Motor Skills. (120), 700-713.
Gu, X., Solmon, M., Zhang, T. (2014). Understanding middle school students' physical activity and health-related quality of life: An expectancy-value perspective. Applied Research in Quality of Life. 9, 1041-1054.
Gao, Z., Zhang, T., Stodden, D. (2013). ChincChildren's physical activity levels and psychological correlates in interactive dance versus aerobic dance. Journal of Sport and Health Science. 2, 146-151.
Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A. (2013). Integrating self-determination theory with the social ecological model to understand students' physical activity behaviors. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 6, 54-76.
Zhang, T. (2013). Zhan Relationships among self-determined motivation, achievement outcomes and related social and individual factors in middle school physical education. The Global Journal of Health and Physical Education Pedagogy. 2, 250-261.
Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A., Gao, Z., Kosma, M. (2012). Promoting school students' physical activity: A social ecological perspective. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 24, 92-105.
Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A., Gu, X. (2012). The role of teachers' support in predicting students' motivation and achievement outcomes in physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 31, 329-343.
Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A., Gu, X. (2012). The role of teachers' support in predicting students' motivation and achievement outcomes in physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 31, 329-343.
Gu, X., Solmon, M. A., Zhang, T. (2012). Using expectancy-value model to examine students' physical activity engagement and cardiovascular fitness in physical education. International Journal of Sport Psychology. 43, 385-402.
Gu, X., Solmon, M. A., Zhang, T., Xiang, P. (2011). Group cohesion, achievement motivation, and motivational outcomes among female college students. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. 23, 175-188.
Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A., Kosma, M., Carson, R. L., Gu, X. (2011). Need support, need satisfaction, intrinsic motivation, and physical activity participation among middle school students.. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 30, 51-68.
Lin, L., Zhang, T. (2011). Playing exergames in the classroom: Pre-service teachers' motivation, passion, effort, and perspectives. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. 19, 243-260.
Gao, Z., Liu, Y., Lodewyk, K., Zhang, T., Kosma, M. (2011). Temporal stability and validation of outcome expectancy scale in physical education.. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. 15, 155-167.
Gao, Z., Lee, A. M., Solmon, M. A., Kosma, M., Carson, R. L., Zhang, T., Domangue, E., Moore, D. (2010). Validating pedometer-based physical activity time against accelerometer in middle school physical education.. International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance Journal of Research. 5(1), .
Zhang, T., Gao, Z., Lee, A. M., Solmon, M. A. (2009). Changes of middle school students' motivation toward physical education over one school year.. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 28, 378-399.
Zhang, T. (2009). Relations among school students' self-determined motivation, perceived enjoyment, effort, and physical activity behavior.. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 109, 783-790.
Zhang, T., Gao, Z., Lodewyk, K. (2009). The role of ability beliefs and incentives in middle school students' intentions, cardiovascular fitness, and effort.. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 28, 1-20.
Zhang, T., Ding, S., Jin, Y. (2006). Diagnosis research on continuous jumping ability of elite male volleyball players in China.. Journal of Physical Education. 25(3), 75-77.
Zhang, T., Gu, X. (2004). Application of Markov Chain method to the evaluation of physical education teaching quality.. Other. 25(4), 74-76.
Zhang, T., Jin, Y. (2004). Isokinetic evaluation on extremity jump muscle groups in Volleyball players.. Other. 25(2), 29-32.
Zhang, T., Mi, W., Yang, X. (2003). A review on the research of run-up speed and take-off technique of long jump.. Other. 24(4), 53-55.
Zhang, T., Gu, X. (2003). Quality education and the teaching reform of physical education in colleges and universities in the 21st century.. Other. 24(5), 67-69.
Zhang, T., Xu, L. (2003). Thinking on physical education and health courses offered in colleges.. Journal of Harbin Physical Education Institute. 21(3), 66-68.
Zhang, T., Meng, F., Zeng, Q., Zhang, Z. (2002). Diagnosis and evaluation on level of offensive tactics in Volleyball.. Journal of Shanghai Physical Education Institute. 26(2), 58-62.
Zhang, T., Zhang, Z., Huang, Y., Zhou, Z. (2002). Examining Chinese administration system in sport. Journal of Guangzhou Physical Education Institute. 22(5), 7-11.
Zhang, T., Meng, F. (2002). Exploration of development outlet for China Volleyball. Journal of Chengdu Physical Education Institute. 28(4), 67-69.
Zhang, T., Zeng, Q., Xiang, X. (2001). Disparity between the Chinese Volleyball team and powerful teams in the world.. Journal of Shanghai Physical Education Institute. 25(4), 44-47.
Zhang, T., Meng, F., Zhang, Z. (2001). Exploration on service rules under Volleyball competition system of scoring at each service.. Journal of Shanghai Physical Education Institute. 25(3), 61-63.
Zhang, T., Zhou, Z., Zhang, Z. (2001). Looking forward to the future of Chinese universities' Volleyball tournament from NBA and CUBA.. Other. 22(3), 16-18.
Zhang, T., Du, Y., Ren, J. (2001). Quality , function and development of extracurricular sport clubs in colleges and universities.. Journal of Physical Education Institute of Shanxi Teachers University. 16(2), 9-10.
Zhang, T., Wu, S. (2001). Teaching research on long-distance running in middle school female students.. Journal of Shanghai Physical Education Institute. 25, 216-217.
Zhang, T., Zhang, F., Jin, Y. (2000). Diagnosis and assessment on training levels of Volleyball tactics.. Fujian Sport Science and Technology. 19(6), 21-24.
Zhang, T., Cui, B. (2000). Examining the relationship between modern training theories and sport practices.. Other. 22, 125-127.
Zhang, T. (2000). Teaching and coaching methods of continual jump in Volleyball players.. China Sports Coaches. 28(1), 26-28.
Popular Press Article
Zhang, T., Gu, X., Solmon, M. A., Garn, A. (2009). Achievement goals, self-determined motivation, and motivational outcomes in college physical activity classes: An integrated perspective.. 76, . Sarasota, Florida: Proceedings of 2009 annual meeting of the National Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education.
Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A., Gu, X. (2008). The role of individual, social and physical environmental factors in predicting school students' participation in physical activity and team sport.. 125-126. Proceedings of 2008 International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport, Guangzhou, China.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Zhang, T., "Research Collaboration and International Student Teacher Exchange Program," International, $39000.00 Funded. (20192020).
Zhang, T. (Principal), Gu, X. (Principal), "Research Collaboration and International Student Teacher Exchange Program between UNT and East China Normal University," International, $28000.00 Funded. (August 31, 2018December 31, 2018).
Zhang, T. (Principal), Gu, X. (Principal), "Research Collaboration and International Student Teacher Exchange Program between UNT and East China Normal University," International, $18000.00 Funded. (August 31, 2017December 31, 2017).
Zhang, T. (Principal), Gu, X. (Principal), "Research Collaboration and International Student Teacher Exchange Program between UNT and East China Normal University," International, $16000.00 Funded. (August 31, 2016December 31, 2016).
Grant - Research
Zhang, T., Keller, M. (Co-Principal), "Minority Obesity Vanquished with Education (MOVE) in Head Start," Sponsored by Department of Health & Human Services, National, $250000 Funded. (2020).
Lee, J. (Principal), Zhang, T. (Co-Principal), "Effects of Different Doses of Virtual Reality-based Physical Activity Intervention on Mental Health among Asian International College Students.," Sponsored by Applied Association of Sport Psychology (AASP) Foundation Gualberto Cremades International Research Grant., International, $1000.00 Funded. (20192020).
Lee, J. (Co-Principal), Zhang, T., "Effects of Fundamental Motor Skills Intervention on Preschoolers’ Health-related Outcomes.," Sponsored by UNT, University of North Texas, $1000.00 Funded. (20192020).
Zhang, T. (Principal), Castro, D. C. (Co-Principal), Keller, J. (Co-Principal), "Supportive Environments to Promote Physical Activity and Health among Head Start Centers' Underserved Preschoolers," Sponsored by College of Education, University of North Texas, $10000 Funded. (May 1, 2019June 30, 2020).
Lee, J. (Principal), Colombo-Dougovito, A. (Co-Principal), Zhang, T. (Co-Principal), "Examining Service Providers’ Perspective toward Physical Activity in Children with the Autism Spectrum," Sponsored by Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Private, $500.00 Funded. (20182019).
Gu, X. (Principal), Keller, J. (Co-Principal), Zhang, T. (Co-Principal), "Developing Health Campuses through University-School Partnerships: The Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program Intervention," Sponsored by The Zhejiang Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, International, $54050 Funded. (December 15, 2017December 31, 2019).
Chu, A. (Principal), Zhang, T. (Co-Principal), "Can Empowering and Disempowering Climates Predict Student Athletes’ Health-Related Outcomes?," Sponsored by Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America), Private, $2400.00 Funded. (June 02, 2017December 31, 2018).
Zhang, T. (Principal), "Enhancing Research Collaboration and Graduate Students Recruitment with Universities in China.," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $13500.00 Funded. (December 1, 2017August 31, 2018).
Zhang, T., "Micro Grant, Research Mentoring Program," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $1500.00 Funded. (September 1, 2017August 31, 2018).
Chu, A. (Principal), Zhang, T. (Co-Principal), "Reducing Amotivation and Improving Motivational Outcomes in High School Athletes: The Roles of Coaches, Teammates, and Parents.," Sponsored by Applied Association of Sport Psychology (AASP), Private, $4027.00 Funded. (June 30, 2017August 31, 2018).
Farren, G. (Principal), Zhang, T. (Co-Principal), "Factors related to future participation in interscholastic sports in sixth grade physical education students: A mixed-methods approach.," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $1000.00 Funded. (October 1, 2016October 31, 2017).
Zhang, T. (Principal), Gu, X. (Supporting), Nauright, J. (Supporting), "Charn Uswachoke International Development Fund," University of North Texas, $3000.00 Funded. (September 1, 2016August 31, 2017).
Jain, P. (Principal), Tam, N. (Supporting), Mohanty, S. (Supporting), Zhang, T. (Supporting), Liu, I. (Supporting), "Research Mentoring Program," University of North Texas, $2000 Funded. (September 1, 2015August 31, 2016).
Gu, X. (Principal), Zhang, T. (Co-Principal), "Charn Uswachoke International Development Fund," University of North Texas, $3000 Funded. (September 1, 2014August 31, 2015).
Gu, X. (Principal), Zhang, T. (Supporting), Thomas, K. (Supporting), "Do Physically Literate Adolescents Have Better Academic Performance?," Sponsored by Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) Early Career Investigator Research Grant, Private, $4800 Funded. (September 1, 2014August 31, 2015).
Gu, X. (Principal), Thomas, K. (Co-Principal), Zhang, T. (Co-Principal), "UNT Provost’s Venture Fund for China," University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (September 1, 2014August 31, 2015).
(National level) Gu, X. (Principal), Zhang, T. (Co-Principal), Thomas, K. (Co-Principal), "Do Physically Literate Adolescents Have Better Academic Performance?," Sponsored by Early Career Research Grant, Other, $4800 Funded. (June 01, 2014August 31, 2015).
Zhang, T. (Principal), Thomas, K. (Co-Principal), "Social Ecological Analysis of Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Low-Income Hispanic Children.," Sponsored by Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America), Private, $4500.00 Funded. (August 01, 2013July 31, 2015).
Zhang, T. (Principal), "Charn Uswachoke International Development Fund," Sponsored by UNT, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (September 1, 2013August 31, 2014).
Zhang, T. (Principal), Thomas, K. (Supporting), Martin, S. (Supporting), Gu, X. (Supporting), "Impact of Neighborhood Environments on Low-income Hispanic Children's Physical Activity and Health.," Sponsored by UNT, University of North Texas, $7500 Funded. (September 1, 2013August 31, 2014).
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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