Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior: Challenges and Solutions / Edition 1

Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior: Challenges and Solutions / Edition 1

by Alan Smith, Stuart Biddle
     
 

Drawing on the contributions of a diverse group of international experts and a multidisciplinary approach, this reference challenges professionals, researchers, and students to implement new solutions and further their research in youth inactivity.

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Drawing on the contributions of a diverse group of international experts and a multidisciplinary approach, this reference challenges professionals, researchers, and students to implement new solutions and further their research in youth inactivity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736065092
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
07/24/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
1,073,557
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I. Conceptualization of Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior

Chapter 1. Definitions and Measurement
Simon J. Marshall and Gregory J. Welk
Understanding Physical Activity and Inactivity
Understanding Active and Sedentary Behavior in Youth
Recommended Levels of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior
Measuring Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior
References

Chapter 2. Youth Health Outcomes
David J. Stensel, Trish Gorely, and Stuart J.H. Biddle
Overweight and Obesity
Type 2 Diabetes
Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Skeletal Health
Mental Health
Conclusion
References

Chapter 3. A Sociohistorical Analysis of U.S. Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior
Mary McElroy
Early 20th Century Views of Children's Health
The First Weight Crisis and American Youth
The Intractability of Youth Obesity
The Growth of the Media Generation
Challenges Facing Contemporary Families
Lessons Learned From the Past for the Future
References

Chapter 4. Conceptual Perspectives
Claudio R. Nigg and Raheem J. Paxton
Necessity and Status of Theory
A Review of Theory-Based Interventions
Critical Evaluation of Applied Theory
Improving Our Theoretical Understanding
References

Chapter 5. “Couch Potatoes” and “Wind-Up Dolls”? A Critical Assessment of the Ethics of Youth Physical Activity Research
Michael Gard
Couch Potatoes?
Wind-Up Dolls?
Some Alternatives
Ethics
References

Part II. Developmental and Psychological Factors in Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior

Chapter 6. Biocultural Factors in Developing Physical Activity Levels
Robert M. Malina
A Biocultural Perspective
Factors Related to Physical Activity Levels
Activity Levels, Fitness, and Sport
Implications
References

Chapter 7. Youth Attitudes
Martin S. Hagger and Nikos L.D. Chatzisarantis
Attitudes in Social Science Research
Modifications of the Theory of Planned Behavior
Individual Differences in the Theory of Planned Behavior
Recommended Interventions Derived From the TPB
Conclusion
References

Chapter 8. Motivational Characteristics
Stuart J.H. Biddle, Darren C. Treasure, and C.K. John Wang
Descriptive Approaches
Framework for Theoretical Perspectives
Suggestions for Action
Conclusion
References

Chapter 9. The Role of the Self
Peter R.E. Crocker, Kent C. Kowalski, and Valerie Hadd
General Conceptions of the Self
The Physical Self
The Self and Physical Activity
Conclusion
References

Chapter 10. Youth With Movement Difficulties
Janice Causgrove Dunn and Donna L. Goodwin
Importance of Physical Activity for This Population
Theoretically Based Predictions and Research Findings
Environmental Issues
Intervention Research
Recommendations for Future Research
References

Part III. Social and Contextual Factors in Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior

Chapter 11. The Family
Brian E. Saelens and Jacqueline Kerr
Types of Familial Influence
Correlational Studies of Familial Influences
Studies of Other Family Factors
Intervention Studies
Conclusions and Recommendations for Research
References

Chapter 12. Peers
Alan L. Smith and Meghan H. McDonough
Basic Concepts in Peer-Related Research
Peer Research
Promising Future Research Directions
Conclusion
References

Chapter 13. Physical Activity Levels During the School Day
Gareth Stratton, Stuart J. Fairclough, and Nicola D. Ridgers
Active Transportation
Recess
Physical Education
Summary
References

Chapter 14. Organized Sport and Physical Activity Promotion
Robert J. Brustad, Runar Vilhjalmsson, and Antonio Manuel Fonseca
Organized Sport Participation and Children's Well-Being
Youth Sport Value Structures
Theoretical Perspectives
Developmental and Motivational Considerations
Gender and Socioeconomic Influences
Programming to Facilitate Lifelong Physical Activity
References

Chapter 15. Community Out-of-School Physical Activity Promotion
David A. Dzewaltowski
After-School Programs in the United States
The Organized Community Opportunities Model
Research Based on the Organized Community Model
Conclusions and Future Directions
References

Chapter 16. Living Environments
Jo Salmon, John C. Spence, Anna Timperio, and Nicoleta Cutumisu
Conceptual and Theoretical Perspectives
The Home Environment
The Neighborhood Environment
Implications for Research and Practice
References

Chapter 17. Economic Principles
Chad D. Meyerhoefer
Individual Choices and the Market Economy
Market Failures
Policy Solutions
The Field in Perspective
References

Chapter 18. Culturally Appropriate Research and Interventions
Suzanna M. Martinez, Elva M. Arredondo, Guadalupe X. Ayala, and John P. Elder
Physical Inactivity in Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Populations
Adapting Models and Theories
Unique Contextual Factors
Culturally Appropriate Interventions
Conclusion
References

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