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Influences on preschool children's physical activity

Hinkley, Trina, Salmon, Jo, Okely, Anthony D., Crawford, David and Hesketh, Kylie 2011, Influences on preschool children's physical activity, Family and community health, vol. 34, no. 1, January/March 2011, pp. 39-50.

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Title Influences on preschool children's physical activity
Author(s) Hinkley, TrinaORCID iD for Hinkley, Trina
Salmon, JoORCID iD for Salmon, Jo
Okely, Anthony D.
Crawford, DavidORCID iD for Crawford, David
Hesketh, KylieORCID iD for Hesketh, Kylie
Journal name Family and community health
Volume number 34
Issue number 1
Season January/March 2011
Start page 39
End page 50
Total pages 12
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 0160-6379
Keyword(s) Children
Ecological model
Focus groups
Health behavior
Physical activity
Summary This study explored mothers' perceptions of influences on preschoolers' physical activity. Six semistructured focus groups with 23 mothers were conducted across a range of socioeconomic position locations. Mothers identified 4 key areas of influence: child fundamentals (eg, sex, personality), parent power (eg, rules, support), people to share with (eg, peers, adults), and places and things (eg, physical environments, toys). No substantial differences in themes were identified among socioeconomic position groups. Influences on preschoolers' physical activity are multidimensional, multifactorial, and support the use of ecological models to conceptualize and understand the influencing factors. Associations among factors influencing preschoolers' physical activity should be further investigated through quantitative research.

Language eng
Field of Research 111716 Preventive Medicine
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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