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Title Youth physical activity and sedentary behavior : challenges and solutions / Alan L. Smith, Stuart J.H. Biddle, editors
Published Champaign, IL Human Kinetics, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 491 pages) : illustrations
Contents Definitions and measurement / Simon J. Marshall, Gregory J. Welk -- Youth health outcomes / David J. Stensel, Trish Gorely, Stuart J.H. Biddle -- A sociohistorical analysis of U.S. youth physical activity and sedentary behavior / Mary McElroy -- Conceptual perspectives / Claudio R. Nigg, Raheem J. Paxton
"Couch potatoes" and "wind-up dolls"? : a critical assessment of the ethics of youth physical activity research / Michael Gard -- Biocultural factors in developing physical activity levels / Robert M. Malina -- Youth attitudes / Martin S. Hagger, Nikos L.D. Chatzisarantis -- Motivational characteristics / Stuart J.H. Biddle, Darren C. Treasure, C.K. John Wang
The role of the self / Peter R.E. Crocker, Kent C. Kowalski, Valerie Hadd -- Youth with movement difficulties / Janice Causgrove Dunn, Donna L. Goodwin -- The family / Brian E. Saelens, Jacqueline Kerr -- Peers / Alan L. Smith, Meghan H. McDonough -- Physical activity levels during the school day / Gareth Stratton, Stuart J. Fairclough, Nicola D. Ridgers
Organized sport and physical activity promotion / Robert J. Brustad, Runar Vilhjalmsson, Antonio Manuel Fonseca -- Community out-of-school physical activity promotion / David A. Dzewaltowski -- Living environments / Jo Salmon ... [et al.] -- Economic principles / Chad D. Meyerhoefer -- Culturally appropriate research and interventions / Suzanna M. Martinez ... [et al.]
Summary This work takes a contemporary approach by considering activity and inactivity as potentially two different behaviours with different determinants rather than placing them on a single continuum. The chapters covered in the book include definitions and measurement, youth attitudes, and living environments
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Obesity in adolescence -- Prevention.
Health behavior in adolescence.
Exercise -- Psychological aspects.
Obesity -- prevention & control.
Attitude to Health.
Form Electronic book
Author Smith, Alan L., 1968-
Biddle, Stuart.
ISBN 9781492540922
9781450489867 (electronic bk.)
1450489869 (electronic bk.)
9781450419673 (e-book)
1450419674 (e-book)
0736087702 (Adobe PDF)
9780736087704 (Adobe PDF)