Perceptions of Youth Obesity Among Physical Educators Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Perceptions of Youth Obesity Among Physical Educators

Creator

  • Author: Greenleaf, Christy
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Abels, Karen Weiller
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas

Publisher

  • Name: Springer
    Place of Publication: [New York, New York]

Date

  • Creation: 2005

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This article discusses perceptions of youth obesity among physical educators.
  • Physical Description: 17 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: physical educators
  • Keyword: youth obesity
  • Keyword: overweight

Source

  • Journal: Social Psychology of Education, 2005. New York: Springer, pp. 407-423.

Citation

  • Publication Title: Social Psychology of Education
  • Volume: 8
  • Issue: 4
  • Page Start: 407
  • Page End: 423

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT College of Education
    Code: UNTCED

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Article

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • DOI: 10.1007/s11218-005-0662-9
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc31087

Degree

  • Academic Department: Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation

Note

  • Display Note: 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.