Perceptions of Youth Obesity Among Physical Educators

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This article discusses perceptions of youth obesity among physical educators.

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Creation Date: 2005  
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UNT College of Education
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Greenleaf, Christy

University of North Texas

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Abels, Karen Weiller

University of North Texas

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Publisher Name: Springer
Place of Publication: [New York, New York]
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  • Creation: 2005
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This article discusses perceptions of youth obesity among physical educators.

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Abstract: The purposes of this study were to examine (a) antifat attitudes among physical education teachers (b) performance and ability expectations for normal and overweight youth, and (c) perceptions of the problem of youth obesity and the role of schools and physical education. Participants, 105 physical educators, completed a demographic and background questionnaire, the Antifat Attitudes Scale (AFAS: Morrison & O'Connor), an expectations questionnaire, and Perceptions of Youth Obesity and Physical Education Questionnaire (Price, Desmond, & Ruppert). Participants reported higher expectations for youth they considered normal weight, versus overweight, across a variety of performance and ability areas. Participants overwhelming agreed that youth obesity is a concern and that schools are not doing enough to help overweight youth.

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17 p.

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Keyword(s): physical educators | youth obesity | overweight
Source: Social Psychology of Education, 2005. New York: Springer, pp. 407-423.
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UNT College of Education
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UNT Scholarly Works
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  • DOI: 10.1007/s11218-005-0662-9
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc31087
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Publication Title: Social Psychology of Education
Volume: 8
Issue: 4
Page Start: 407
Page End: 423