A qualitative exploration of parent perceptions and involvement within school-based physical activity and health and well being activities

Samantha Donnelly, Rosie Arthur, Ann-Marie Gibson, Duncan Buchan

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Abstract

Physical activity and health interventions involving both schools and parents have potential to be effective. However, little is known about the most effective methods to encourage parent involvement in such interventions. Therefore, this study was undertaken to obtain parent perceptions of current school-based physical activity and health practices, informing the design of future school-based interventions in Scotland involving parents. The findings from this study indicate that altering school practices and improving parent-school communication could be effective ways to increase parent involvement in school-based health and physical activity interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2017
EventAnnual Conference of the British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology - UK, Glasgow
Duration: 11 Dec 201712 Dec 2017

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology
CityGlasgow
Period11/12/1712/12/17

Keywords

  • parent perceptions
  • physical activity
  • health and well being

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Donnelly, S., Arthur, R., Gibson, A-M., & Buchan, D. (2017). A qualitative exploration of parent perceptions and involvement within school-based physical activity and health and well being activities. Poster session presented at Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology , Glasgow, .