Peggy P. Y. Cheung
University of Hong Kong
Developmental psychologyEarly childhoodPhysical activity levelRole modelPhysical education
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Teachers are considered important role models for the behavior of children during early childhood. The purposes of this study are to: (a) compare activity levels of preschool children in a structured physical education (PE) class taught by an active or less active teacher; (b) examine the interaction effect of gender, school size, and teacher activity levels on the activity levels of children. The participants were 248 preschool children (134 boys, 114 girls; mean age = 5.5 years) and teachers f...
Background: Fundamental motor skills (FMS) is the foundational movement for children’s physical development. Physical Education (PE) lessons provide a unique opportunity for children to acquire these skills. The purposes of this study were to: (1) to describe the FMS performance of primary school children in China; and (2) to examine the effect of a PE-based intervention on children’s FMS. Methods: The 12-week PE-based intervention was conducted using a low organized games (LOG) approach. Childr...
#1Peggy P. Y. Cheung (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 1
#2Bik Chu Chow (Hong Kong Baptist University)H-Index: 8
Last. Gaynor Parfitt (University of Exeter)H-Index: 31
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The purpose of the present study was to examine the effectiveness of a six-week intervention that aimed to promote teachers’ physical activity level during working hours. Thirty-eight teachers from three intervention schools (schools randomly assigned as intervention group) received intervention prompts: SMS messages, leaflets and posters promoting walking, and a pedometer. Fourteen teachers were from a control school (school randomly assigned as control group). All participants reported pedomet...
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