Special Issue "Environmental and Psychosocial Factors Associated with Physical Activity Behavior and Motor Competence among Children and Adolescents"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: physical activity behavior; active transportation; motor competence; built environment; psychosocial factors
Interests: motor control and learning on children and adolescents
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Physical activity and health promotion-AFIPS research group, University of Valencia, Spain;
AFIPS research group, University of Valencia, Spain.
Interests: motor competence; fundamental motor skills; motor development
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Interests: physical activity; exercise; health behaviors; accelerometry; built environment; walkability
On behalf of IJERPH, we are organizing a Special Issue about the environmental and psychosocial factors associated with physical activity behavior and motor competence among children and adolescents. IJERPH is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes manuscripts in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health.
With several theoretical models supporting the importance of physical activity behavior and motor competence across the lifespan, we are interested in papers analyzing the relationship of the aforementioned topics, especially those addressing these associations according to psychosocial and/or environmental factors in children and adolescents. In the case of environmental factors, the type of neighborhood, the school, and/or field-based contexts are particularly important for youth’s health. For instance, studies involving the following topics are welcome for this Special issue in IJERPH:
- Neighborhood built environment and/or psychosocial factors as a correlate of physical activity and other health behaviors in adolescents and children;
- Psychological processes associated with physical activity behavior and/or motor competence;
- Assessment and development of different forms of motor competence at school environment;
- The association between motor competence and active lifestyles;
- The role of field-based and/or school environments in developing physical activity and/or motor competence across years.
Dr. Javier Molina-García
Prof. Xavier García-Massó
Dr. Isaac Estevan
Dr. Ana Queralt
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- Physical activity behavior
- Motor competence
- Active transportation
- Sedentary behavior
- Physical education
- Motor development
- Psychosocial factors
- Neighborhood built environment
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Neighborhood Walkability and Socio-Economic Status in Relation to Multiple Environmental Conditions and Health Outcomes in Children
Authors: Javier Molina-García, Isaac Estevan, Cristina Menescardi and Ana Queralt
Affiliations: AFIPS Research Group; Department of Teaching of Musical, Visual and Corporal Expression, University of Valencia, Avda. dels Tarongers, 4, 46022 Valencia, Spain; et al.
Title: Active Transport to School Correlates in the Objective and Perceived School Neighbourhood Built Environment for Urban and Rural Areas in Otago, New Zealand
Authors: Mohammad Lutfur Rahman, Tessa Pocock, Antoni Moore and Sandra Mandic
Affiliations: School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand; et al.
Title: Early Childhood Predictors of Children’s Perceived Movement Skill at Age 5 Years: A Longitudinal Study
Authors: Barnett, L. M., Hnatiuk, J., Salmon. J. and Hesketh, K.
Affiliations: School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, Australia; et al.