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ERIC Number: EJ924443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Stop Staring! Proposed Strategies to Reduce Students' Body-Related Concerns in Physical Education
Crombie, Patricia-Ann; Brunet, Jennifer; Sabiston, Catherine M.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v82 n2 p39-43 Feb 2011
Although physical activity may provide a means for adolescents to improve their physical appearance and subsequently lessen body-related concerns, the fear of being negatively evaluated by others can act as a barrier to physical activity. Moreover, environments where people are constantly looked at and evaluated--such as physical education class--may intensify the likelihood of experiencing body-related concerns. The purpose of this article is to provide physical educators with goals and specific strategies to decrease the potential for body-related concerns among students as a way to promote participation in physical education. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A