Children’s Physical Activity – Barriers and Promoters
A social science, (PhD), study based on empirical data from a group of Danish children and a group of New Zealand children.
This project aims to increase the existing knowledge and understanding of the physical activities of children and to enable recommendations to be made about how to increase activity levels in children.
The Project consists of three parts:
- A theoretical analysis of the social practice of physical activity in children and the factors that can be hypothesized to be involved in the forming of this.
- A quantitative study of children’s physical activities (amount, contexts and types) and its predictors. This research is based on 4 datasets of accelerometer measures and questioner data which are analyzed using both descriptive statistics and multiple regression modeling.
- A qualitative study of children’s different physical activities with focus on creating insight into some of the questions left open by the quantitative part of the research.
Head of project: Glen Nielsen
Supervisor: Gertrud Pfister