Physical Activities of Primary School Children

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[SPOOKI: Sportliche Orientierungen von Grundschulkindern]

Management: Stephan Kröner
Regina Staudenmaier (University Erlangen-Nürnberg)


Today, a large number of children and adolescents show deficits in terms of motor-coordination competences. A possible reason is the lower extent of physical activities compared to former generations. Although elementary school age is probably pivotal for establishing habits related to physical activities, this has rarely been studied previously. Starting from the theory of planned behavior, suitable scales were developed and piloted. These scales have been applied in a large-scale longitudinal study on determinants and effects of physical activities in primary school children. The scales developed in this project have also been translated into Finnish and applied in the project “Children’s and youngster relationship to sport in focus” .


Staudenmaier, R. (2012). Sportliche Aktivitäten von Grundschulkindern – Entwicklung von Skalen vor dem Hintergrund der Theorie des geplanten Verhaltens. Dissertation, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Verfügbar unter