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Effects of an instructional resource on preschool children's physical activity levels / Nadine van Wyk

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dc.contributor.advisor Balderson, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Van Wyk, Nadine
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-15T18:46:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-15T18:46:20Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/2607
dc.description x, 92 leaves ; 28 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Children are not obtaining adequate amounts of physical activity (PA) and it is important to determine how we can increase PA. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of a physical activity curriculum resource, Busy Bodies©, on preschool children’s physical activity levels. A total of five preschools from the NW quadrant of Calgary, Alberta were included in this study. The 48 participants involved in the study were all 4 years old. The preschools were divided into three groups: Control Group (no intervention), Intervention Group (school received the resource), and Intervention and Teacher Training Group (schools received the resource and teacher training). The researcher placed pedometers on all participants and observed selected participants using the System of Observing Fitness Instruction Time (SOFIT). The results of this study did not confirm that teacher training impacted physical activity levels. The effects of the resource on the Intervention and Intervention and Teacher Training groups were similar as derived from pedometer and direct observation. Alternative forms of teacher intervention may further increase physical activity. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, c2011 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en_US
dc.subject Physical education for children -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Physical fitness for children -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Preschool children -- Health and hygiene -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Effects of an instructional resource on preschool children's physical activity levels / Nadine van Wyk en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Education en_US


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