Special Issue "New Trends in Psychosocial Dimensions of Physical Activity"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: sport psychology; physical education; physical activity; parental styles; leisure time; lifestyle behaviors; motivation (SDT, AGT); leadership (transformational leadership); and values
Interests: sport psychology; physical education; physical activity; parental styles; leisure time; lifestyle behaviors; motivation (SDT, AGT); leadership (transformational leadership); values and adolescents
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Interests: PE teaching; motivation and emotion in sport sciences; PE teachers’ education and sport coaches
Interests: measurement in psychology; psychometric equivalence of questionnaires; questionnaire validation; transcultural comparison; item response theory; differential item functioning; physical self-concept; healthy lifestyles in adolescence
On behalf of IJERPH, we are organizing a Special Issue about the new trends in psychosocial dimensions of physical activity. IJERPH is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes manuscripts in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health.
Psychosocial dimensions have an important presence in the research on physical activity in a broad sense (physical activity, exercise, and sport). The aim of this Special Issue is to present the advances in psychosocial aspects in relation to physical activity participation. Approaches based on strong theoretical frameworks that bring novelty to the topics covered are welcome.
Special attention will be paid to original research (including systematic reviews and methodological approaches to psychosocial aspects of physical activity practice) involving the following topics for this Special issue in IJERPH:
- Adherence to physical activity practice in young people and adolescents;
- Adherence to physical activity practice in the general population;
- Attitudes in physical activity, sports, and exercise;
- Emotions in physical activity, sports, and exercise;
- Group dynamics in physical activity, sports, and exercise;
- Interaction with significant others (i.e., parents, teachers, coaches, peers) and its relation to physical activity participation;
- Motivational aspects in physical activity, sports, and exercise;
- Pedagogical approaches that promote physical activity in educational contexts (e.g., physically active learning);
- Physical activity as a health-related behavior;
- Prosocial behaviors and citizenship in physical activity, sports, and exercise;
- Self-perceptions in physical activity, sports, and exercise;
- Social influences in physical activity, sports, and exercise;
- Sex role stereotypes in physical activity, sports, and exercise;
- Values in physical activity, sports, and exercise.
Studies do not necessarily have to offer ‘positive results’ (i.e., results confirming previous literature). Rigorous works where the conclusions offered novelties presenting exceptions to previous studies are also welcome.
Dr. Octavio Alvarez
Dr. Isabel Castillo
Prof. Pedro Saenz-Lopez Buñuel
Dr. Inés Tomás
Manuscript Submission Information
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- physical activity
- sport psychology
- psychosocial aspects
- social influences
- sex role stereotypes