Social Support and Modelling in Relation to Physical Activity Participation and Outdoor Play in Preschool Children

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  • Physical activity during early childhood is a prerequisite for healthy development in many cases. The aim of this study was to assess the relationships of social modelling and support from parents, peers, and siblings and domain-specific physical activity participation in a nationwide sample of preschool boys and girls from Germany. 519 preschool children aged 4–6 and one of their parents participated in the ‘MoMo’ Wave 1 Study between 2009 and 2012. Participants and their parents provided self-reported data on social support modelling, and domain-specific physical activity participation (physical activity in sports clubs, physical activity outside of sports clubs, and outdoor play).Physical activity during early childhood is a prerequisite for healthy development in many cases. The aim of this study was to assess the relationships of social modelling and support from parents, peers, and siblings and domain-specific physical activity participation in a nationwide sample of preschool boys and girls from Germany. 519 preschool children aged 4–6 and one of their parents participated in the ‘MoMo’ Wave 1 Study between 2009 and 2012. Participants and their parents provided self-reported data on social support modelling, and domain-specific physical activity participation (physical activity in sports clubs, physical activity outside of sports clubs, and outdoor play). Parental, peer, and sibling support and modelling were related to domain-specific physical activity: Parental support was particularly relevant for physical activity in sports clubs, and peer support for outdoor play. Parental modelling was only related to physical activity outside of sports clubs: Maternal modelling was a positive correlate in girls and paternal modelling in boys, respectively. Sibling and peer modelling were especially relevant for physical activity in sports clubs. The results were heterogeneous regarding types and providers of support and modelling. Thus, different providers and types of support should be targeted in physical activity promotion programs for preschool children.show moreshow less

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Author:Anne Kerstin Reimers, Karolina Boxberger, Steffen C. E. Schmidt, Claudia Niessner, Yolanda Demetriou, Isabel Marzi, Alexander Woll
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:29-opus4-127106
DOI:https://doi.org/10.3390/children6100115
ISSN:2227-9067
Title of the journal / compilation (English):Children
Publisher:MDPI
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2019
Date of first Publication:2019/10/17
Publishing Institution:Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Release Date:2020/01/16
Tag:Germany; child; child care; exercise; parents; social environment
Volume:6
Issue:10
Original publication:Children 6.10. (2019): 115. <https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9067/6/10/115>
Institutes:Philosophische Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie / Department Sportwissenschaft und Sport
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 37 Bildung und Erziehung / 370 Bildung und Erziehung
open_access (DINI-Set):open_access
Collections:Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg / Von der FAU geförderte Open Access Artikel / Von der FAU geförderte Open Access Artikel 2019
Licence (German):Creative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International