Testing of the ecological model to explain physical activity and overweight in children and adolescents

01 January 2008 → 30 September 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Education curriculum
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Nursing
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
overweight children physical activity adolescents environment
Project description

The present research project evaluates in which degree the variance in physical activity and overweight status can be explained by environmental factors in children and adolescents. The perceived as well as the objective environment are studied (home and school environment). The study also tests the cumulative model by taking individual factors into account.