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ERIC Number: EJ834372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
"I Could Do with a Pair of Wings": Perspectives on Physical Activity, Bodies and Health from Young Australian Children
Macdonald, Doune; Rodger, Sylvia; Abbott, Rebecca; Ziviani, Jenny; Jones, Judy
Sport, Education and Society, v10 n2 p195-209 Jul 2005
There is little research that reports children's perspectives on physical activity, bodies and health. This paper, drawn from a larger multi-method study on physical activity in the lives of seven- and eight-year-old Australian children, attempts to "give a voice" to 13 children's views. Interviews focused on children's activity preferences and related decision making and motivations pertaining to these activities, as well as how they thought about the relationships between physical activity, health and their bodies. Data suggest some tensions surrounding the importance of fun for children alongside their awareness of "healthist" discourses that require self-monitoring and improvement. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia