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

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • summarise the main research evidence of family influence on a child’s level of physical activity participation

  • relate expectancy-value theory (Eccles, 1993; Eccles et al., 1983) to parental involvement in children’s sporting experience

  • understand how gender and parental gender stereotypes may affect parents’ support of children’s participation in sport.