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An Examination of Socioecological Factors that Influence Preschool-aged Children's Cardiovascular Fitness and Gross Locomotor Skills within their Developmental Pathway

Abstract Through three investigations, this dissertation examined properties of the family and early care and education center (ECEC) environments related to preschool-aged children’s cardiovascular fitness (CVF) and gross locomotor skills (GLS). Investigation one used a systematic review and meta-analysis to synthesize the effectiveness of school-based interventions at improving CVF, in preschool-aged children. For investigations two and three product- and process-based measures of GLS were collected from children in ECECs (n=16), using the progressive aerobic cardiovascular endurance run (PACER; n=144) and the CHAMPS motor skill protocol (CMSP; n=91), respectively. Investigation two and three examined family factors and ECEC factors for associatio... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Szeszulski, Jacob (Author) / Lee, Rebecca E (Advisor) / Buman, Matthew P (Committee member) / Hooker, Steven P (Committee member) / Vega-López, Sonia (Committee member) / Shaibi, Gabriel Q (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public health / Health sciences / Physical education / exercise / Latino / physical activity / social ecology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 242 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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