Physical activity participation levels and dietary habits of post primary school students.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/337524
Title:
Physical activity participation levels and dietary habits of post primary school students.
Authors:
Burke, Eleanor
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health. Western Health Board.
Citation:
Burke, Eleanor. 2004. Physical activity participation levels and dietary habits of post primary school students. Dublin: Western Health Board. Department of Public Health.
Publisher:
Western Health Board. Department of Public Health.
Issue Date:
Aug-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/337524
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
In their review on young people and physical activity, the Health Education Authority suggested that establishing active lifestyles from a young age was important, as " the modification of behaviours known to be related to physiological risk is best achieved before behavioural patterns are more fully established and resistant to change" (Health Education Authority, 1997, p.13). The study aimed to establish baseline information on physical activity levels and dietary habits of post-primary schools students as they progress through post primary school and the factors and barriers, which influence students lack of participation in sport and physical activity. A self completion questionnaire was distributed to 451 post primary school students, second and fourth year students (aged 13-19 years), from the eight post primary schools in Galway city and county. A questionnaire was also distributed to the physical education teachers of the schools to determine the level of sport and physical activity provision in post primary schools both during and after school hours.
Keywords:
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY; QUESTIONNAIRE; YOUNG PEOPLE; SCHOOL

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Eleanoren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-22T20:47:48Z-
dc.date.available2014-12-22T20:47:48Z-
dc.date.issued2004-08-
dc.identifier.citationBurke, Eleanor. 2004. Physical activity participation levels and dietary habits of post primary school students. Dublin: Western Health Board. Department of Public Health.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/337524-
dc.descriptionIn their review on young people and physical activity, the Health Education Authority suggested that establishing active lifestyles from a young age was important, as " the modification of behaviours known to be related to physiological risk is best achieved before behavioural patterns are more fully established and resistant to change" (Health Education Authority, 1997, p.13). The study aimed to establish baseline information on physical activity levels and dietary habits of post-primary schools students as they progress through post primary school and the factors and barriers, which influence students lack of participation in sport and physical activity. A self completion questionnaire was distributed to 451 post primary school students, second and fourth year students (aged 13-19 years), from the eight post primary schools in Galway city and county. A questionnaire was also distributed to the physical education teachers of the schools to determine the level of sport and physical activity provision in post primary schools both during and after school hours.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWestern Health Board. Department of Public Health.en_GB
dc.subjectPHYSICAL ACTIVITYen_GB
dc.subjectQUESTIONNAIREen_GB
dc.subjectYOUNG PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectSCHOOLen_GB
dc.titlePhysical activity participation levels and dietary habits of post primary school students.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Public Health. Western Health Board.en_GB
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