A qualitative examination of factors related to the decrease in physical activity behavior in adolescent girls during the transition from primary to secondary school

Knowles, Anne-Marie, Niven, Ailsa G. and Fawkner, Samantha G. (2011) A qualitative examination of factors related to the decrease in physical activity behavior in adolescent girls during the transition from primary to secondary school. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 8(8), pp. 1084-1091. ISSN (print) 1543-3080

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Abstract

During secondary school, a positive environment can be created by ensuring a choice of activities in Physical Education lessons; allowing a girls-only environment, to reduce the focus on competence and competition, and recognizing the importance of social support. These could enhance self-perceptions, reduce self-presentational concerns, increase enjoyment, and subsequently reduce the decrease in physical activity behavior during this key transitional period.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: physical education, social support, self-presentational issues, children, health, perceptions, enjoyment, education, sample, middle
Research Area: Biological sciences
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing > School of Life Sciences
Depositing User: Automatic Import Agent
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2011 14:14
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2012 11:57
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/21389

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