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dc.contributor.authorWagner, Kelly Maureen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:25:48Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:25:48Z
dc.date.issued2009-12
dc.identifier.otherwagner_kelly_m_200912_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/wagner_kelly_m_200912_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26179
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to describe the behaviors of preschool teachers during children’s outdoor play and investigate possible relations between those behaviors and teachers’ physical activity and nutrition practices. Participants were 42 lead and assistant teachers from Georgia child care centers. Data were collected using measures designed for the Evaluating the Effectiveness of UGA Early Childhood Curriculum Materials in Georgia Child Care Centers (Bales, Coleman, & Wallinga, 2008). Data analysis consisted of bivariate correlations and t-tests. Teachers spent 33% of outdoor observations in sedentary activity and 35% facilitating children’s play. Analyses revealed trends toward decreased sedentary behavior and increased facilitation of play in teachers with more education. Trends toward decreased sedentary activity were also noted in teachers with healthy nutrition practices and limited time spent in screen-related activities. Implications related to preschoolers’ physical activity were discussed.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectPhysical Activity
dc.subjectPreschool
dc.subjectTeachers
dc.subjectSedentary Activity
dc.titleAn exploratory study of preschool teachers' behaviors during children's outdoor play
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentChild and Family Development
dc.description.majorChild and Family Development
dc.description.advisorCharlotte Wallinga
dc.description.committeeCharlotte Wallinga
dc.description.committeeMick Coleman
dc.description.committeeDiane Bales


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