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Physical activity: a family affair
Physical activity: a family affair

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This free course was written by Jessica Pinchbeck.

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Activity 3, adapted from: Partridge, J.A., Brustad, R.J. and Stellino, M.B. (2008) ‘Social influence in sport’ in Horn, T.S. (ed) Advances in Sport Psychology, 3rd edn, Champaign, Human Kinetics, pp. 269–292. © 2008 Human Kinetics Publishers Inc.

Activity 5 ‘Parental correlates of physical activity in children and early adolescents’ Sabrina L. Gustafson and Ryan E. Rhodes, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.Sports Med (2006), vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 79–97. © 2006 Adis DataInformation BV.

Activity 7 Brustad, R.J., Who will go out and play? Parental and psychological influences on children’s attraction to physical activity’ in Pediatric Exercise Science (1993) Human Kinetics Vol 5 pp 210-223 © 1993 Human Kinetics Publishers Inc.


Figure 1: Horn, T. and Horn, J. (2007) ‘Chapter 31: Attachment and well-being: The mediating effects of psychological needs satisfaction within the coach-athlete and parent-athlete relational contexts’ in Tenenbaum, G. and Eklund, R. (eds) Handbook of Sport Psychology, 3rd edn, Canada, Wiley & Sons.


Activity 1: Matthew Pinsent video and transcript © The Open University

Activity 4: The Great Irish Dance Off video and transcript © Bankside Films

Activity 6: An Evening with the Murrays –BBC radio 5 programme © BBC

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