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Influences on preschool children's physical activity

journal contribution
posted on 01.01.2011, 00:00 authored by Trina Hinkley, Jo SalmonJo Salmon, A Okely, David CrawfordDavid Crawford, Kylie HeskethKylie Hesketh
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.

History

Journal

Family and community health

Volume

34

Issue

1

Season

January/March 2011

Pagination

39 - 50

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Location

Philadelphia, Pa.

ISSN

0160-6379

eISSN

1550-5057

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2011, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins