Physical activity barriers for mothers of preschool children

Cody, R. and Lee, C. (1999) Physical activity barriers for mothers of preschool children. ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal, 46 18-22.

Author Cody, R.
Lee, C.
Title Physical activity barriers for mothers of preschool children
Journal name ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1837-7122
Publication date 1999
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 46
Start page 18
End page 22
Total pages 5
Place of publication Hindmarsh, SA, Australia
Publisher Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Abstract This study used a focus group to explore whether mothers of preschoolers perceived exercise as desirable and the extent to which issues derived from quantitative research were relevant to their circumstances. Six women from two playgroups [location, date not specified], each with at least one child between 3 months and 5 years of age, participated in the focus group. Descriptive analysis of emergent themes showed that participants perceived that exercise would help them cope better as mothers and improve their sense of themselves as autonomous individuals. However, childcare and a sense of having total responsibility for children at all times, limited their ability to access leisure time. The study identified issues which are not addressed in existing quantitative research and suggested modifications of standard assessment instruments to address the needs of mothers more effectively.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
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