Physical activity as a dimension of family life for lower primary school children

Macdonald, Doune, Rodger, Sylvia, Ziviani, Jenny, Jenkins, David, Batch, Jenny and Jones, Judy (2004) Physical activity as a dimension of family life for lower primary school children. Sport Education And Society, 9 3: 307-325. doi:10.1080/13573320412331302412

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Author Macdonald, Doune
Rodger, Sylvia
Ziviani, Jenny
Jenkins, David
Batch, Jenny
Jones, Judy
Title Physical activity as a dimension of family life for lower primary school children
Journal name Sport Education And Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-3322
Publication date 2004-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13573320412331302412
Volume 9
Issue 3
Start page 307
End page 325
Total pages 19
Editor J. Evans
Place of publication Abingdon, UK
Publisher Carfax
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
330199 Education Studies not elsewhere classified
321216 Health Promotion
730301 Health education and promotion
Abstract While questions of children's engagement in physical activity are being widely debated, little is known about how physical activity is valued and managed within families. This paper reports on qualitative data from a multi-method study on lower primary aged children. The focus of the broader study was to determine the relationships between young children's physical activity patterns, skills, and recreational interests, and their families' location, income, commitment to physical activity, and other responsibilities. Drawing on interviews with 12 purposively selected families, it was found that physical activity was highly valued across different family contexts, that children's engagement was shaped by their interests, friendships, and safety, and that issues such as income, family configuration, parental work commitments, and transport were potential barriers to further engagement.
Keyword Education & Educational Research
Young Adolescents
Sport Sciences
Q-Index Code C1

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