A life-course perspective on physical activity promotion : Applications and implications

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Author(s)

  • Kin-Kit Li
  • Bradley J. Cardinal
  • Richard A. Settersten Jr.

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-352
Journal / PublicationQuest
Volume61
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

Abstract

This article illustrates how a life-course perspective can be infused more fully into the research field of physical activity promotion. A life-course perspective is particularly promising in connecting, organizing, and supplementing current knowledge and can potentially stimulate and direct future research and intervention efforts by using a time-sensitive, opportunistic, and developmental approach. The first section summarizes this approach into five key life-course principles including human agency, linked lives, time and place, life-span development, and timing. The second section takes a closer look at three time-based components: trajectories, transitions, and turning points. The final section highlights some of the implications of a life-course perspective for research methods and interventions, especially among children and older adults. © 2009 Human Kinetics, Inc.

Citation Format(s)

A life-course perspective on physical activity promotion : Applications and implications. / Li, Kin-Kit; Cardinal, Bradley J.; Settersten Jr., Richard A.

In: Quest, Vol. 61, No. 3, 08.2009, p. 336-352.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review