PETE Students' Perceptions of a Healthy and Active Lifestyle
techer programs, students' perceptions, HALM, PETE
Participants were male and female students (n = 12) in a physical education teacher education ( PETE) program witha healthy and active lifestyle management (HALM) focus, at a university in the Intermountain west. The purpose of the study was to examine PETE students' perceptions of a health and active lifestyle (HAL). Following inductive content analysis of interview data and field notes, a model including several themes and categories emerged. Knowledge of HALM led to students developing views of a HAl, which influenced their HAL behaviors. Other social influences had a positive or negative effect on students' HAL behavior. Students were mostly autonomously motivated to exercise, but many were extrinsically motivated in their diets. Recommendations include a holistic focus in PETE programs, with time allocated to teach students how to teach HALM skills.
Original Publication Citation
Wilkinson, C., Pennington, T., Barney, D., Lockhart, B., Hagar, R. , & Prusak, K. (2014). PETE students perceptions of a healthy and active lifestyle. The Physical Educator, 71, (4), 644-659.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wilkinson, Carol; Pennington, Todd; Barney, David; Lockhart, Barbara; Hager, Ronald L.; and Prusak, Keven, "PETE Students' Perceptions of a Healthy and Active Lifestyle" (2014). All Faculty Publications. 3028.
The Physical Educator
David O. McKay School of Education
Educational Inquiry, Measurement, and Evaluation
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