The Prevention of Childhood Obesity Dissertation or Thesis by Nicky

Presents an extensive literature review on school-based interventions for the prevention of childhood obesity.
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This paper underscores that the cessation of mandatory physical education classes in many parts of the country is a major part of the reason for the startling increase in the rate of obesity. Next, the author explains the qualitative methodology used to review the literature seeking to evaluate if school intervention can have a positive effect on the outcome of childhood obesity. The paper includes a detailed discussion of the outcome of this study and reaches the main conclusion that children need support and encouragement during their adolescence when they are trying to lose weight.

Table of Contents:
Background of the Research
Statement of the Problem
Rationale for the Study
Obesity Theories
Research Questions
Overview of the Study
Review of Related Literature
Population and Sample
Data Collection Method
Data Analysis
Summary, Recommendations, and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Obviously, some areas of the country do better than others when it comes to physical education. The general age range for examining this issue is between 5 and 18 years, but it is also assumed that the younger and older individuals would benefit from learning competitive sports and physical fitness activities. Most of the information noted about physical fitness curriculum and difficulties can be generalized across countries and ethnicities. For example, what is good for students in Florida is probably also good for students in Wyoming or North Dakota."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anderson, J. G. (1987). Structural equation models in the social and behavioral sciences: Model building. Child Development, 58, 49-64.
  • Arlin, M. (1976). Causal priority of social desirability over self-concept: A cross-lagged correlation analysis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 33, 267-272.
  • Averill, P. (1987). The role of parents in the sport socialization of children. Unpublished senior thesis, University of Houston.
  • Bandura, A. (1969). A social-learning theory of identificatory processes. In D. A. Goslin (Ed.), Handbook of socialization theory and research (pp. 213-262). Chicago: Rand McNally.
  • Baranowski, T., Bouchard, C., Bar-Or, O., Bricker, T., Heath, G., Kimm, S. Y S., Malina, R., Obarzanek, E., Pate, R., Strong, W. B., Truman, B., & Washington, R. (1992). Assessment, prevalence, and cardiovascular benefits of physical activity and fitness in youth. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 24 (6, Supplement), S237-S247.

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APA Format

The Prevention of Childhood Obesity (2010, December 25) Retrieved September 29, 2023, from

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"The Prevention of Childhood Obesity" 25 December 2010. Web. 29 September. 2023. <>