Date of Award
Master of Science (Sport Psychology)
School Of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Science
Computing, Health And Science
Dr. Elizabeth Rose
According to motivational theory physical self-perceptions are crucial to the intrinsic desire to engage in physical activity through play, games, and sport. While there has been prolific research with middle primary and older children little is known of the importance of young children's physical self-concept and their motivation to engage in physical activity. This study had three major purposes. Firstly it aimed to examine the relationship between children's self-concept, their attraction to physical activity, and level of physical activity. The second purpose of the study was to examine differences between boys' and girls' self-concept, attraction to physical activity and level of physical activity. The third purpose was to examine the effectiveness of an intervention programme designed to enhance children's level of physical activity.
Howard, Barbara M., "Self-concept and attraction to physical activity: The effectiveness of an intervention programme to enhance children's level of physical activity." (2007). Theses: Doctorates and Masters. Paper 38.