Project

Testing of the ecological model to explain physical activity and overweight in 9- to 12-year-old children

Duration
01 October 2012 → 31 August 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Education curriculum
Keywords
physical activity determinants children environment
 
Project description

According to ecological models, behavior is influenced by individual as well as environmental correlates. In this study, concerning as well objective as well subjective environmental determinants of physical activity in children; the school-, home- and neighborhood environment will be studied and the influence of parents on their children’s physical activity levels will be examined.