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Understanding body image in physical education : current knowledge and future directions

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Body image disturbance in children and adolescents has negative implications for psychological and physical well-being. To positively impact well-being, it is important to explore factors that influence body image and to identify strategies that can be used to reduce body image disturbance. The school curriculum can play a significant role in shaping how children and adolescents experience their bodies. Within this school curriculum, physical education lessons represent one of the only school subjects in which the body is a focus of curricular outcomes. In physical education, the body is judged for physical ability but is also situated in a space that provides the potential for social comparisons and body judgements. Significant attention has been paid to the development of classroom-based interventions that aim at reducing body image disturbance, yet physical education has largely been ignored as a context in which one can effectively intervene. This paper reviews current knowledge on the relationship between physical education and body image disturbance by using the cognitive-behavioural model of body image developments as a guiding framework. It also considers the contribution that physical education could make to wider school-based interventions.
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Sports Pedagogy, Body image, physical education, body satisfaction, intervention, schools, SOCIAL PHYSIQUE ANXIETY, ADOLESCENT GIRLS, SELF-ESTEEM, ACTIVE LIFE, FAT TALK, DISSATISFACTION, HEALTH, CONTEMPORARY, EXPERIENCES, BEHAVIORS

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Kerner, Charlotte, Leen Haerens, and David Kirk. 2018. “Understanding Body Image in Physical Education : Current Knowledge and Future Directions.” European Physical Education Review 24 (2): 255–265.
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Kerner, C., Haerens, L., & Kirk, D. (2018). Understanding body image in physical education : current knowledge and future directions. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION REVIEW, 24(2), 255–265.
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Kerner C, Haerens L, Kirk D. Understanding body image in physical education : current knowledge and future directions. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION REVIEW. 2018;24(2):255–65.
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Kerner, Charlotte, Leen Haerens, and David Kirk. “Understanding Body Image in Physical Education : Current Knowledge and Future Directions.” EUROPEAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION REVIEW 24.2 (2018): 255–265. Print.
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  abstract     = {Body image disturbance in children and adolescents has negative implications for psychological and physical well-being. To positively impact well-being, it is important to explore factors that influence body image and to identify strategies that can be used to reduce body image disturbance. The school curriculum can play a significant role in shaping how children and adolescents experience their bodies. Within this school curriculum, physical education lessons represent one of the only school subjects in which the body is a focus of curricular outcomes. In physical education, the body is judged for physical ability but is also situated in a space that provides the potential for social comparisons and body judgements. Significant attention has been paid to the development of classroom-based interventions that aim at reducing body image disturbance, yet physical education has largely been ignored as a context in which one can effectively intervene. This paper reviews current knowledge on the relationship between physical education and body image disturbance by using the cognitive-behavioural model of body image developments as a guiding framework. It also considers the contribution that physical education could make to wider school-based interventions.},
  author       = {Kerner, Charlotte and Haerens, Leen and Kirk, David},
  issn         = {1356-336X},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION REVIEW},
  keywords     = {Sports Pedagogy,Body image,physical education,body satisfaction,intervention,schools,SOCIAL PHYSIQUE ANXIETY,ADOLESCENT GIRLS,SELF-ESTEEM,ACTIVE LIFE,FAT TALK,DISSATISFACTION,HEALTH,CONTEMPORARY,EXPERIENCES,BEHAVIORS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {255--265},
  title        = {Understanding body image in physical education : current knowledge and future directions},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1356336x17692508},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2018},
}

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