Child, family and environmental correlates of physical activity parenting: The Skilled Kids –study

Arto Laukkanen

University of Jyväskylä,

Social interactions in parent-child and teacher-student relationships have been identified as key factors in the process of shaping (un)healthy life habits. My post-doctoral work aims at identifying the key factors to focus on in efforts of supporting physical activity parenting and teacher-student interaction in physical education.


The support parents provide to their children’s physical activity (PA), i.e. physical activity parenting (PAP), has been shown to be a consistent correlate of children’s PA. Although a wide range of factors are shown to... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Arto Laukkanen (University of Jyväskylä,)
  2. Donna Niemistö (University of Jyväskylä,)
  3. Taija Juutinen (University of Jyväskylä,)
  4. Marja Cantell (University of Groeningen)
  5. Arja Sääkslahti (University of Jyväskylä,)

Topic Area

• Physical education, policy engagement and economic liberalism


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