Directory » PING XIANG
315 GGB
845-1668
Department
HEALTH & KINESIOLOGY
Kinesiology
Afilliations
Kinesiology
Education
Ph.D., Kinesiology, Louisiana State University (1996)
M.Ed., Physical Education, Shanghai Institute of Physical Education, China (1987)
B.Ed., Physical Education, Hunan Teachers University, China (1981)
PING XIANG
Professor
Research Interests
Achievement -Related Cognitions and Behaviors in Physical Education
Cross-Cultural Comparisons
Physical Activity and Health Promotion
Physical Education Teacher Education
BIOGRAPHY
Graduate Assistant and Instructor, Louisiana State University (Aug. 1991-Aug. 1996). Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A & M University (Sept. 1996-Aug. 1999). Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Kinesilogy, Texas A & M University (Sept. 1999-Aug.2005). Associate Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A & M University (Sept. 2005-Aug.2011). Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University (Sept. 2011-current).
COURSES TAUGHT
HLTH214. HLTH PHY ACTIVITY CHILD
2020A
KINE214. HLTH PHY ACTIVITY CHILD
2020A
KINE404. COACHING PSYC
2019C,2018C
KINE425. Tests And Measurements
2009A,2008C,2008A
KINE425. TESTS & MEASUREMENTS
2020C,2020A,2019C,2019A,2018C
KINE489. Special Topics In Tch And Sch In Mod Soc
2005C
KINE489. Special Topics In Msmnt And Eval Tch
2007C,2007A
KINE681. SEMINAR
2015A,2013A
KINE681.
2005A
KINE685. DIRECTED STUDIES
2017B,2015B,2014B,2013B,2013A
KINE685. Directed Studies
2008C,2008B,2008A,2004C
KINE685.
2005A
KNFB315. ELEM SCHOOL PHYS ACTIV
2020C,2019A,2018A,2017A,2016C
KNFB315. Elem School Phys Activ
2009A,2008C,2008A,2007C,2007A
KNFB450. SUPERVISED STD TCHNG
2019A,2018C,2018A
KNFB450. Supervised Student Thcng
2006A
KNFB450. Sprv Std Tch:in Absentia
2006A
TEFB315.
2005A
TEFB315. Elem School Phys Activ
2004C
TEFB426. Supervised Student Teaching
2006A
TEFB426.
2005A
TEFB429.
2005A

FORMER DOCTORAL STUDENTS
Jihye Lee (Spring 2019)
Jiling Liu (Fall 2016)
Xiaoxia Su (Fall 2014)
Jae Young Yang (Summer 2014)
Buluent Agbuga (Spring 2007)
Jianmin Guan (Summer 2004)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Journal Articles
Gao, Z., Hannan, P., Xiang, P., Stodden, D., & Valdez, V. (2013). Video game[48]13based exercise, Latino children[48]19s physical health, and academic achievement. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44(3S3), S240[48]13S246
Liu, J., Xiang, P., McBride, R. E., & Chen, H. (2019). Psychometric properties of the Cognitive and Metacognitive Learning Strategies Scales among preservice physical education teachers: A bifactor analysis. European Physical Education Review, 25, 616-639
Liu, J., Xiang, P., McBride, R. E., & Juzaily, N. (2019). Perceived coach supports and at-risk boys[48]19 motivation at a summer sports camp: A commonality analysis. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1747954119897521
Gao, Z., Chen, S., Sun, H., Wen, X., & Xiang, P. (2018). Physical activity in children's health and cognition. BioMed Research International. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/8542403
Liu, J., McBride, R. E., Xiang, P., & Scarmardo-Rhodes, M. (2018). Physical education pre-service teachers' understanding, application, and development of critical thinking. Quest, 70, 12-27.
Liu, J., Xiang, P., & McBride, R. E. (2018). The mediating role of mastery-approach goals between coach supports and intrinsic motivation among underserved adolescents. The ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 9, 3-8.
Xiang, P., McBride, R. E., Lin, S. Q., Gao, Z. & Francis, X. C. (2018). Students' gender stereotypes about running in schools. The Journal of Experimental Education, 86, 233-246.
Gao, Z., Chen, S., Huang, C., Stodden, D., & Xiang, P. (2017). Investigating elementary school children[48]19s daily physical activity and sedentary behaviors during weekdays. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35, 99-104.
Lee, J. E., Xiang, P., & Gao, Z. (2017). Acute effect of active video games on older children[48]19s mood change. Computers in Human Behavior, 70, 97-103
Liu, J., Xiang, P., Lee, J., & Li, W. (2017). Developing physically literacy in K-12 physical education through achievement goal theory. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 36, 292-302. doi:10.1123/jtpe.2017-0030
Li, W., Xiang, P., Chen, R., Xie, X., & Li, Y. (2017). Unit of analysis: Impact of Silverman and Solmon[48]19s article on field-based intervention research in physical education in the U.S.A. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 36, 131-142
McBride, R., & Xiang, P. (2017). Motivational regulations among at-risk students in an after school activity program. International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance Journal, 9 (1), 38-46
Wang, J., Xiang, P., Zhang, D., Liu, W., & Gao, X. (2017). Evolution of physical education undergraduate majors in higher education in China. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 36, 373-387
Xiang, P., Agbuga, B., Liu, J., & McBride, R. E. (2017). Relatedness need satisfaction, intrinsic motivation, and engagement in secondary school physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 36, 340-352
Zeng, N., Ayyub, M., Sun, H., Wen, X., Xiang, P., & Gao, Z. (2017). Effects of physical activity on motor skills and cognitive development in early childhood: A systematic review. BioMed Research International, vol. 2017, Article ID 2760716, 13 pages, 2017.
Agbuga, B., Xiang, P., McBride, R. E., & Su, X. (2016). Student perceptions of instructional choices in physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 35, 138-148
Li, W., Xiang, P., Gao, Z., Shen, B., Yin, Z., & Kong, Q. (2016). Impact of national physical activity and health guidelines and documents on research in teaching k-12 physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 35, 85-96
McBride, R., H[252]rmeri[231] Altuns[246]z, I., Su, X., Xiang, P., & G[305]yasettin Demirhan (2016). Self-regulated learning and perceived health among university students participating in physical activity classes. The Physical Educator, 73, 352-372. doi:10.18666/TPE-2016-V73-I2-6281
Su, X., Xiang, P., McBride, R. E., & Liu, J, & Thornton, M. A. (2016). At-risk boy's physical activity self-efficacy and social self-efficacy in a summer sports camp. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 35,159-168
Zhang, T., Xiang, P., Gu, X., & Rose, M. (2016). College student's physical activity and health-related quality of life: An achievement goal perspective. Research Quarterly for Sport & Exercise, 87, 182-190
Agbuga, B., Xiang, P., & McBride, R. E. (2015). Achievement goals and students' self-reported personal and social responsible behaviors in high school physical education. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 18, e22, 1-9. doi:10.1017/sjp.2015.26
Liu, J., Xiang, P., McBride, R. E., Su, X., & Juzaily, N. (2015). At-risk boys intrinsic motivation toward physical activity: A three-year longitudinal study. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 19, 200-207.
Su, X., McBride, R. E., & Xiang, P. (2015). College students' achievement goal orientation and motivational regulations in physical activity classes: A test of gender invariance. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 34, 2-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jtpe.2013-0151
Zhang, P., Xiang, P., Lodewyk, K., Sheng, H., & Gao, Z. (2015). Examining psychosocial correlates of adolescent girls[48]19 physical activity levels. Obesity and Control: Open Access, 1:105. http://dx.doi.org/10.14437/OCOA-1-105
Gao, Z., & Xiang, P. (2014). Effects of exergaming based exercise on urban children[48]19s physical activity participation and body composition. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 11, 992-998.
Gao, Z., Hannan, P., Xiang, P., Stodden, D., & Valdez, V. (2013). Video game[8211]based exercise, Latino children[8217]s physical health, and academic achievement. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44(3S3), S240[8211]S246
Gao, Z., Xiang, P., Chen, S. L., & McBride, R. E. (2013). The influence of student teaching on physical education student teachers[48]19 self-efficacy and outcome expectancy beliefs. Journal of Teaching, Research, Media in Kinesiology, 2, 1-15
Gao, Z., Xiang, P., Lochbaum, M., & Guan, J. (2013). The impact of achievement goals on cardiorespiratory fitness: Does self-efficacy make a difference? Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 84,313-322
Guan, J., Xiang, P., McBride, R., & Keating, X.D. (2013). Achievement goals, social goals, and students' reported persistence and effort in high school athletic settings. Journal of Sport Behavior, 36, 149-170
McBride, R. E., & Xiang, P. (2013). Self-regulated learning and perceived health among students participating in university physical activity classes. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 32, 220-236
Xiang, P., Chen, S. H., & Gao, Z. (2013). Instructional choices and student engagement in physical education. Asian Journal of Exercise & Sports Science, 10 (1), 90-97
Zhang, T., Solmon, M. A., Xiang, P., Gu, X., & Chen, Q. (2013). 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
Misra, R., McBride, R. , Xiang, P., Lambert, L., Sen, C., & Kahar, P. (2012). Learning preference and motivation to learn by age and gender in patients with chronic wound. Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education, 2:127
Gao, Z., Xiang, P., Lee, A. M., & Kosma, M. (2011). Effect of learning activity on students' motivation, physical activity participation and effort/persistence. International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance Journal, 6 (1), 27-33
Gu, X. L., Solmon, M., Zhang, T., & Xiang, P. (2011). Group cohesion, achievement motivation, and motivational outcomes among female college students. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 23, 1-14
Liew, J., Xiang, P., Johnson, A. Y.*, & Kwok, O. (2011). Effortful persistence and body mass as predictors of running achievement in children and youth: A longitudinal study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 8, 234-243
Xiang, P., Gao, Z., & McBride, R. (2011). Student teachers' use of instructional choice in physical education. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 82, 482-900
Xiang, P., Liu, Y. L., McBride, R., & Bruene, A. (2011). Longitudinal goal patterns and their effects on students' motivation in running programs. Journal of Experimental Education,79, 295-317
Agbuga, B., Xiang, P., & McBride, R. (2010). Achievement goals and their relations to children's disruptive behaviors in an after-school physical activity program. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 28
Keating, X.D., Harrison, L., Chen, L., Xiang, P., Lambdin, D., Dauenhauer, B., Rotich, W., & Castro, J. (2009). An analysis of research on student health-related fitness knowledge in K-16 physical education programs. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 28, 333-349.
Agbuga, B., & Xiang, P. (2008). Achievement goals and their relations to self-reported persistence/effort in secondary physical education: A trichotomous achievement goal framework. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 27, 179-191.
Cunningham, G. B., & Xiang, P. (2008). Testing the mediating role of motivational climate in the relationship between achievement goals and satisfaction: Are the relationships invariant across sex? Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 27, 192-204.
Gao, Z., & Xiang, P. (2008). College students' motivation toward weight training: An application of expectancy-value model. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 27, 399-415.
Gao, Z., Xiang, P., Harrison, L. Jr., Guan, J., & Rao, Y. (2008). A cross-cultural analysis of self-efficacy and achievement goals between American and Chinese college students in physical education.International Journal of Sport Psychology, 39, 312-328.
Gao, Z., Xiang, P., Lee, A., & Harrison, L. (2008). Self-efficacy and outcome expectancy in beginning weight training class: Their relations to students' behavioral intentions and actual behavior. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 79, 92-100.
Guan, J., McBride, R., & Xiang, P. (2007) A comparison of the trichotomous and 2*2 achievement goal models in high school physical education settings. Measurement in Physical Education, and Exercise Science, 11, 109-129.
Li, W., & Xiang, P. (2007). Ability conceptions in physical education: Some measurement considerations. Quest, 59,358-372.
Xiang, P., McBride, R., Bruene, A., & Liu, Y. (2007). Achievement goal patterns and their impact on fifth graders' motivation in physical education running programs. Pediatric Exercise Science, 19, 179-191
Chen, L., Xiang, P., Keating, X., Olrich, T. W., & Chandler, J. P. (2006). Status and gender differences of coaches perceiving membership incentives of their respective associations. In W.K. Simpson, D. Crider, A. Gillentine and D. Funk (Eds.), Applied Research in Coaching and Althletics Annual (pp. 108-129; Vol. 21), Boston, MA: American Press.
Guan, J., McBride, R., & Xiang, P. (2006). Reliability and validity evidence for the Social Goal Scale-Physical Education (SGS-PE) in high school settings. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 24, 58-74.
Guan, J. M., Xiang, P., & McBride, R. & Bruene, A. (2006). Achievement goals, social goals, and students' persistence and effort. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 25, 58-74
Xiang, P., McBride, R., & Bruene, A. (2006). Fourth graders motivational changes in an elementary physical education running program. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 77, 195-207
Xiang, P., Solmon, M., & McBride, R. (2006). Teachers' and students' conceptions of ability in elementary physical education. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 77, 185-194
Guan, J., McBride, R., & Xiang, P. (2005). Chinese teachers' attitudes toward teaching physical activity and fitness. Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 33, 147-157.
Xiang, P, Chen, A. & Bruene, A. (2005). Interactive impact of intristic motivators and extrinsic rewards on behavior and motivation outcomes. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 24:179-197.
Guan, J.M., Xiang, P., & Keating, X.D. (2004). Evaluating the replicability of sample results: A tutorial of double cross-validation methods. Measurements in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 8: 227-241.
McBride, R. & Xiang, P. (2004). Thoughtful decision making in physical education: A modest proposal. Quest, 56, 337-354.
Xiang, P., Bruene, A., & McBride, R. (2004). Fourth graders in an elementary physical education running program: An achievement goal theory approach. The Elementary School Journal, 104, 71-91.
Xiang, P., McBride, R., & Bruene, A. (2004). Fourth graders' motivation in an elementary physical education running program. The Elementary School Journal, 104, 253-266.
Xiang, P., McBride, R., & Guan, J.M. (2004). Children's motivation in elementary physical education: A longitudinal study. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 75, 71-80.
Xiang, P., McBride, R., & Bruene, A. (2003). Relations of parents' beliefs to children's motivation in an elementary physical education running program. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 22, 410-425.
Xiang, P., McBride, R., Guan, J.M., & Solmon, M. (2003). Children's motivation in elementary physical education: An expectancy-value model of achievement choice. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 74, 25-35.
Guan, J.M., McBride, R., & Xiang, P. (2002). Validity and reliability of a Teacher's Attitudes Toward Teaching Physical Activity and Fitness instrument. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 73, Supplement A67.
McBride, R.E., Xiang P., Wittenburg, D., Shen, J. (2002). An analysis of preservice teachers' dispositions toward critical thinking: A cross-cultural perspective. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 30, 131-140.
McBride, R., Xiang, P., & Wittenburg, D. (2002) Dispositions toward critical thinking: The preservice teacher's perspective. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and practice, 29-40.
Xiang, P. (2002). Chinese children's self-perceptions of ability in physical educaiton. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 17: 97-105.
Xiang, P., & Lee, A. (2002). Achievement goals, perceived motivational climate and students' self-reported mastery behaviors. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 73, 58-65.
Xiang, P., Lowy, S., McBride, R. (2002). The impact of a field-based elementary physical education methods course on preservice classroom teachers' beliefs. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 21, 145-161.
Xiang, P., Lee, A., & Shen, J. (2001). Conceptions of ability and achievement goals in physical education: Comparisons of American and Chinese students. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 26, 348-365.
Xiang, P., Lee, A., & Williamson, L. (2001). Conceptions of ability in physical education: Children and adolescence. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 20, 282-294.
McBride, R., & Xiang, P. (2000). Learning style perspectives: Impact in the classroom. Media Review, Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 20, 105-107.
Xiang, P., and Lee, A. The development of self-perceptions of ability and achievement goals and their relations in physical education. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 69: 231-241, 1998.
Book Chapters
Xiang, P. (2017). Expectancy-value based motivation for learning. In C. D. Ennis (Ed.), Routledge handbook of physical education pedagogies (pp. 581-593). New York, NY: Routledge
McBride, R. E., & Xiang, P. (2015). Critical thinking: What is it? How do we do it? In A. M. Lee, P. Xiang, S. Pan, & S. Chen. (Eds.), Moving and learning: Elementary physical education for the future (pp. 174 [48]13 189). Beijing, China: Educational Science Publishing House. (in Chinese)
Gao, Z., Xiang, P., & Lochbaum, M. (2013). Relations of children's hierarchical ability beliefs to their cardiovascular fitness, physical activity levels and persistence/effort. In J.E. Saunders, M. Holzweg, W. Ho & L. Housner (Eds.) Current issues in contemporary comparative physical education and sport (pp. 119-127). Berlin, Germany: Logos Verlag Berlin GmBH
Xiang, P. (2009). Competence and motivation as key constructs in student cognition. In L.D. Housner, M. W. Metzler, P. G. Schempp, & T. J. Templin (Eds.), Historic traditions and future directions of research on teaching and teacher education in physical education (pp. 127-134). Pittsburgh, PA: Fitness Information Technology
Xiang, P., McBride, R., Guan, J., & Bruene, A. (2008). Changes in childrens motivation in physical education running programs: A three-year study. In N. P. Beauliu (Ed.), Physical activity and children: New research (pp. 177-193). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

RESEARCH PROJECTS
Indicators and application of self-regulated learning among preservice physical educators
Co-I (). Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) (Private)
2015-09-01 — 2016-08-31
The Development of Pre-Service Physical Education Teachers' Self-Efficacy Beliefs: Impact of Teacher Preparation Programs
PI. International Chinese Society for Physical Activities and Health (Private)
2010-03-19 — 2011-08-31

AWARDS
Curriculum and Insturction Honor Award. SHAPE America. (2019)
Exemplary Paper Award. AERA Research on Learning and Instruction. (2004)
Fellow. Research Consortium of AAHPERD. (1999)
International Chinese Society. 2017 outstanding service award from the International Chinese Society for Physical Activities and Health. (2017)
Nomination for Scholar Lecture. American Educational Research Association. (2007)
Outstanding Graduate Poster Presentation award. TX Assn for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2002)
Outstanding Service Award. International Chinese Society for Physicial Activities and Health. (2011)
President. International Chinese Society for Physical Activities and Health. (2009)
EDITORSHIPS
Associate Editor. Journal of Sport and Health Science (2015 - 2019)
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
2011 Committee Chair. Bush Excellence Awards for Faculty in International Teaching Committee. (2011)
Chair. Departmental Undergraduate Student Teacher Preparation Portfolio Committee. (2010)
Chair. Departmental Undergraduate Student Teacher Preparation Portfolio Committee. (2012)
Chair. Metzler-Freedman Outstanding Paper Award Committee. (2009)
Co-Chair. Research Consortium Pedagogy Review Panel. (2013)
Ethics Committee. AAHPERD Research Consortium. (2005)
International Chinese Society for Physical Act.. The membership committee. (2015)
Program Chair. American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group on Research on Learning and Instruction in P.E.. (2005)
Scholar Award. Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (TAHPERD). (2009)
Scholar Committee. American Educational Research Association Special Interst Group on Research on Learning and Instruction in P.E.. (2005)
Treasurer. International Chinese Soceity for Physical Activities and Health. (2012)
Vision 2020. Diversity and Globalization Committee. (2011)