Indigenous Austalians and physical activity: Using a social-ecological model to review the literature

Nelson, Alison, Abbott, Rebecca and Macdonald, Doune (2010) Indigenous Austalians and physical activity: Using a social-ecological model to review the literature. Health Education Research, 25 3: 498-509. doi:10.1093/her/cyq025

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Author Nelson, Alison
Abbott, Rebecca
Macdonald, Doune
Title Indigenous Austalians and physical activity: Using a social-ecological model to review the literature
Journal name Health Education Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0268-1153
1465-3648
Publication date 2010-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/her/cyq025
Volume 25
Issue 3
Start page 498
End page 509
Total pages 12
Place of publication Cary, NC, United States
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract This paper aims to present what is currently known about Indigenous Australians and their engagement in physical activity and to then challenge some of the 'taken-for-granted' ways of thinking about promoting or researching physical activity with Indigenous Australians. Major health, education and sport databases, as well as government websites were searched using the key terms of physical activity, sport, leisure, recreation, Indigenous and Aboriginal/Aborigine. A social-ecological model of health was adapted and used as an organizing framework to synthesize the literature. It is concluded that socioecological models can be valuable tools for understanding and promoting issues related to physical activity engagement for a range of populations but they may require complementary critical insights, including those from Indigenous perspectives. Productive theoretical spaces where Western and Indigenous knowledges come together can assist health educators to consider the complexity and diversity of Indigenous people's lived experiences when planning and implementing programs.
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Keyword Urban Aboriginal community
Torres Strait
Public health
New Zealand
Prevention
Context
Associations
Adolescents
Behaviors
Education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Author title: "Indigenous Australians and physical activity: using a social-ecological model to review the literature".

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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