'I could do with a pair of wings': Perspectives on physical activity, bodies and health from young Australian children

Macdonald, D, Rodger, S, Abbott, R, Ziviani, J and Jones, J (2005) 'I could do with a pair of wings': Perspectives on physical activity, bodies and health from young Australian children. Sport Education And Society, 10 2: 195-209. doi:10.1080/13573320500111762

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Author Macdonald, D
Rodger, S
Abbott, R
Ziviani, J
Jones, J
Title 'I could do with a pair of wings': Perspectives on physical activity, bodies and health from young Australian children
Journal name Sport Education And Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-3322
1470-1243
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13573320500111762
Volume 10
Issue 2
Start page 195
End page 209
Total pages 15
Editor J. Evans
Place of publication Abingdon, U.K.
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
321024 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Occupational and Physical
730303 Occupational, speech and physiotherapy
321499 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
321216 Health Promotion
730204 Child health
Abstract There is little research that reports children's perspectives on physical activity, bodies and health. This paper, drawn from a larger multi-method study on physical activity in the lives of seven- and eight-year-old Australian children, attempts to 'give a voice' to 13 children's views. Interviews focused on children's activity preferences and related decision making and motivations pertaining to these activities, as well as how they thought about the relationships between physical activity, health and their bodies. Data suggest some tensions surrounding the importance of fun for children alongside their awareness of 'healthist' discourses that require self-monitoring and improvement.
Keyword Sport sciences
Education & educational research
Participation motivation
Secular trends
Gender
Youth
Adolescents
Sport
Attraction
Adults
Family
Risk
Q-Index Code C1

 
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