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ERIC Number: EJ776156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0273-5024
Chapter 3: The Relationship of Physical Fitness and Motor Competence to Physical Activity
Castelli, Darla M.; Valley, Julia A.
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v26 n4 p358-374 Oct 2007
According to social cognitive theory, self-efficacy influences individual behaviors, such as physical activity engagement patterns, and as a result influences the physical and cognitive benefits that are outcomes from engagement. Children with higher self-efficacy are more likely to participate in physical activity than those with lower self-efficacy. The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of physical fitness, motor competence, gender, age, and ethnicity on physical activity engagement during the summer months with children enrolled in a community-based physical activity program. Specifically, this chapter examines the effects of physical fitness and motor competency on levels of physical activity in children from 16 school districts in the Midwest. Application of social cognitive theory enables researchers to investigate the link between psychomotor achievement and physical activity participation patterns in children. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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