Parents’ View of Physical Activity in Elementary Schools

Show simple item record Gates, Nicole Surkan, Randi 2011-04-21T21:14:34Z 2011-04-21T21:14:34Z 2011-04-02
dc.description.abstract According to Canada’s Report Card on Physical Activity (2010), only 12% of children and youth are meeting the national guidelines of 90 minutes of physical activity a day. There are many strategies for improving this percentage. One such strategy is raise parents’ awareness of the amount of physical activity occurring at school. Canada’s Report Card on Physical Activity (2010, p. 34) states “[h]elping parents understand their role as the regulators of family physical activity levels may be the most effective way of increasing the physical activity levels of entire families.” The purpose of this study is to explore parents’ views of physical activity taking place in elementary schools. Eight parents (male and /or female) of children in kindergarten to grade four will be recruited from two elementary schools is Regina. They will participate in a 30-minute interview to discuss physical activity throughout their child’s school day. Data will be coded and categorized and findings will be presented. In doing this research we hope to raise parents’ awareness of their child’s physical activity needs and what is offered in the school system. Furthermore, we hope parents recognize and take responsibility for the lack of physical activity occurring in their child’s day. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Regina Graduate Students' Association en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Session 5.1 en_US
dc.subject Physical activity en_US
dc.subject Parents' views en_US
dc.subject School en_US
dc.title Parents’ View of Physical Activity in Elementary Schools en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.description.authorstatus Student en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US

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