Grao Cruces, Alberto

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Grao Cruces
Universidad Pablo de Olavide
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    Estudio comparativo entre una metodología de aprendizaje tradicional respecto a una metodología de aprendizaje basada en el Learning by doing para la consecución de competencias específicas
    (2012) Fernández Martínez, Antonio; Porcel Gálvez, Ana María; Nuviala Nuviala, Alberto; Pérez Ordás, Raquel; Tamayo Fajardo, Javier; Grao Cruces, Alberto; González Badillo, Juan José
    En un momento de fuertes cambios legales y pedagógicos en el ámbito universitario de la educación en Europa, las Universidades han de introducir variaciones profundas en el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje de las materias que ofertan, para lograr las competencias profesionales objeto de las mismas. El objetivo del presente estudio es conocer el efecto de una metodología basada en el "Learning by Doing", en comparativa con una tradicional, en la adquisición de las competencias específicas de la materia de Atletismo. Estudio longitudinal con un grupo experimental (n=78) y otro control (n=78) donde se utilizaron metodología basada en el "Learning by Doing" y metodología tradicional respectivamente. Se encontraron mejores calificaciones y menor número de suspensos para el grupo experimental, diferencias significativas en el segundo caso. Así como una percepción positiva del cambio metodológico tanto en el alumnado como en el profesorado. Nuevas metodologías han de sustituir a las tradicionales para la adquisición de competencias específicas.
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    Female users of unisex fitness centres and of fitness centres exclusive for women: satisfaction
    (Emerald, 2018-10-12) Nuviala Nuviala, Alberto; Nuviala Nuviala, Román; Haro González, Mónica; Grao Cruces, Alberto; Pérez Ordás, Raquel
    Purpose The purpose of this paper is to determine how an instrument – designed to assess quality, value, and satisfaction – works, and compare results obtained in female users of unisex sports services and fitness centres and female users of exclusively female sports services and fitness centres. Design/methodology/approach A total of 745 women belonging to 62 sports services and fitness centres took part in this study; 36.60 per cent were members of female-exclusive centres. The average age was 32.97±14.11 years. In total, 38.70 per cent of the women surveyed used the sports services and fitness centres twice a week for 66.37±32.87 minutes on average. The EPOD2 questionnaire was used. This instrument is made up of 25 items and measures quality, value, and satisfaction. The invariance of the factorial structure in the two groups was verified and regression coefficients were calculated for the relationships in the model. Findings The model is stable in both of the groups. Quality is a predecessor of value and satisfaction. Value is related to a large extent to Satisfaction. The dimensions of quality (activity, sports instructors, service personnel, and space) are directly related to value and/or satisfaction. There are significant differences in the standardised values that relate quality and its dimensions with the value and satisfaction between women users of female-exclusive centres and women users of unisex centres. Originality/value This paper is important because the findings of this study can be applicable to help sports services and fitness centres, whether unisex centres or female-exclusive centres, obtain better assessments from female users.
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    Association of fitness with life satisfaction, health risk behaviors, and adherence to the Mediterranean diet in Spanish adolescents
    (Wolters Klumer, 2014-08-01) Grao Cruces, Alberto; Fernández Martínez, Antonio; Nuviala Nuviala, Alberto
    The aim of this study was to examine the association between aerobic, musculoskeletal, and motor capacity and life satisfaction, risk behavior, and adherence to the Mediterranean diet in adolescents. A total of 1,988 Spanish adolescents (12–16 years old) participated in this cross-sectional study. Life satisfaction, risk behavior, and adherence to the Mediterranean diet were measured by validated questionnaires for these ages. Aerobic, musculoskeletal muscle, and motor capacity were evaluated objectively with the ALPHA battery tests. Adolescents with low aerobic capacity had a higher risk of showing less (vs. very happy) life satisfaction (odds ratio [OR] = 1.303, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1,054–1,611). These adolescents were also more likely to report risk behaviors such as sometimes (vs. never) of smoking tobacco (OR = 1.752, 95% CI = 1,218–2,520), besides having a low adherence to the Mediterranean diet (vs. high) (OR = 1.410, 95% CI = 1,113–1,786). Adolescents with low upper-body musculoskeletal capacity showed a lower risk of reporting risk behaviors such as alcohol consumption or getting drunk occasionally (vs. never) (OR = 0.662, 95% CI = 520–843; OR = 0.561, 95% CI = 419–753, respectively). The results suggest that the aerobic capacity contributes significantly to greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet, greater life satisfaction, and lower tobacco consumption, whereas musculoskeletal capacity seems to be related to alcohol consumption.
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    Association of physical self-concept with physical activity, life satisfaction and mediterranean diet in adolescents
    (Hrčak, 2014-05-19) Grao Cruces, Alberto; Nuviala Nuviala, Alberto; Fernández Martínez, Antonio; Pérez-Turpin, J.A.
    The aim of this study was to examine the association between physical self-concept and physical activity, the intention to be physically active, life satisfaction, and adherence to the Mediterranean diet in adolescents. A total of 1,808 Spanish adolescents (12-16 years of age) participated in this cross-sectional study. Physical Self Questionnaire, Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity Screening Measure, Intention to be Physically Active Scale, Satisfaction with Life Scale, and Mediterranean Diet Quality Index were administered. The boys with a lower physical self-concept showed higher odd ratios of being inactive, having low intentions of being physically active, poor life satisfaction and low adherence to the Mediterranean diet. Similarly, most of the associations were also statistically significant in girls as well. In conclusion, the study reveals that having a low level of physical self-concept increases the risk of being inactive and of having a low level of intention to be physically active, life satisfaction and adherence to the Mediterranean diet in adolescents.