European Journal of Environment and Public Health

“It Makes you Fly to the Moon” - Stakeholder Perceptions of Physical Activity in the School Environment
Jaimie M McMullen 1 * , Katie Hodgin 2, Jennifer M Krause 1, Brian Dauenhauer 1, Russell L Carson 3
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1 University of Northern Colorado, USA
2 Alliance for a Healthier Generation, USA
3 PlayCore, USA
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European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 2021 - Volume 5 Issue 2, Article No: em0070
https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/9372

Published Online: 05 Jan 2021

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Reference: McMullen JM, Hodgin K, Krause JM, Dauenhauer B, Carson RL. “It Makes you Fly to the Moon” - Stakeholder Perceptions of Physical Activity in the School Environment. EUROPEAN J ENV PUBLI. 2021;5(2):em0070. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/9372
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Reference: McMullen, Jaimie M, Katie Hodgin, Jennifer M Krause, Brian Dauenhauer, and Russell L Carson. "“It Makes you Fly to the Moon” - Stakeholder Perceptions of Physical Activity in the School Environment". European Journal of Environment and Public Health 2021 5 no. 2 (2021): em0070. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/9372
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ABSTRACT
Abstract. Children are not achieving recommended levels of physical activity (PA), and a comprehensive school PA program (CSPAP) has been suggested as a way to address this within the school environment (CDC, 2017). Purpose: The purpose of this study, was to explore multiple stakeholders’ perceptions (i.e., students, teachers, principal) of PA in the school environment. Method: Semi-structured interviews were conducted; students in Kindergarten through grade two (N = 31) participated in focus group interviews, while teachers (N = 9) and the principal (N = 1) participated in individual interviews. Data were analyzed inductively using open and axial coding (Corbin & Strauss, 2008). Results: Teachers and the principal had favorable perceptions of PA in school, identified barriers and needed supports (teachers). Students liked PA, believed it was good for them, and wanted more PA opportunities at school. Conclusion: These results provide multi-level stakeholder support for PA promotion within the school environment; and are important to consider within the CSPAP framework.
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