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ERIC Number: EJ1059844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0031-8981
PETE Students' Perceptions of a Healthy and Active Lifestyle
Wilkinson, Carol; Pennington, Todd; Barney, David; Lockhart, Barbara; Hager, Ron; Prusak, Keven
Physical Educator, v71 n4 2014
Participants were male and female students (n = 12) in a physical education teacher education (PETE) program with a healthy and active lifestyle management (HALM) focus, at a university in the Intermountain West. The purpose of the study was to examine PETE students' perceptions of a healthy and active lifestyle (HAL). Following inductive content analysis of interview data and field notes, a model including several themes and categories emerged. Knowledge of HALM led to students developing views of a HAL, which influenced their HAL behaviors. Other social influences had a positive or negative effect on students' HAL behavior. Students were mostly autonomously motivated to exercise, but many were extrinsically motivated in their diets. Recommendations include a holistic focus in PETE programs, with time allocated to teach students how to teach HALM skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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