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PALUX: Physical Activity Behavior of Children and Youth in Luxembourg: The Role of Physical Education

Andreas Bund & Georges Steffgen

Phd Candidates: Melanie Eckelt, Djenna Hutmacher

Duration: 2018-2021

Background 

Due to its importance in providing and promoting sports activities, physical education is seen as a key resource to counteract the continuing reduction of children’s physical activity.

Objectives

Based on self-determination theory, the objectives are …

  • to measure children’s physical activity during physical education and leisure time,
  • to analyse how motivation is transferred from physical education to leisure time.

Method

Accelerometers and questionnaires are used to measure physical activity and motivation of students during physical education and leisure time.

Expected outcomes

Results will give insights into the role of physical education for children’s physi-cal activity behavior and motivation. Substantial impact on political debates is expected.