Are parental concerns about children's inactivity warranted, and are they associated with a supportive home environment?

Jackson, Michelle, Crawford, David, Campbell, Karen and Salmon, Jo 2008, Are parental concerns about children's inactivity warranted, and are they associated with a supportive home environment?, Research quarterly for exercise and sport, vol. 79, no. 3, pp. 274-282.

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Title Are parental concerns about children's inactivity warranted, and are they associated with a supportive home environment?
Author(s) Jackson, Michelle
Crawford, David
Campbell, Karen
Salmon, Jo
Journal name Research quarterly for exercise and sport
Volume number 79
Issue number 3
Start page 274
End page 282
Publisher American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
Place of publication Washington D.C.
Publication date 2008-09
ISSN 0270-1367
2168-3824
Keyword(s) parent
physical activity
sedentary behavior
support
Summary This paper explores parental concern about children's activity levels and whether parents who are concerned about their child's activity provide a supportive environment, a sample of 615 parents of 5-6-year-old children and 947 parents of 10-12-year-old children completed a questionnaire. Just over 50% of parents reported they were concerned their child was not getting enough activity. Children of concerned parents were less active than those whose parents were not concerned. These findings suggest that parents who are concerned about their child's physical activity levels provided a less supportive environment for physical activity than parents who are not concerned. The challenge for public health will be to harness parental concerns and translate them into action.
Language eng
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
Socio Economic Objective 920205 Health Education and Promotion
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017794

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