Physical activity-related health competence (PAHCO): theory development, assessment development, and network formation
Despite the overwhelming evidence regarding the health-promoting effects of physical activity, the current practice of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) fails to sufficiently attach individuals to a physically active lifestyle. To counteract this problem, Pfeifer and Sudeck (2013) developed the model of physical activity-related health competence on the basis of the competence discussion conducted in educational research.
The model assumes that the key at the level of the person lies in the interplay of individual movement competence, control competence, and self-regulation competence. This integrative research project follows four concrete research goals in a systematic manner:
1. Elaborating the theoretical foundations of PAHCO
3. Accompanying interventions in the area of health-enhancing physical activity (in research and application)
Journal publications (for a complete overview: see CRIS):
- Carl, J., Grüne, E., Popp, J., & Pfeifer, K. (2020). Physical Activity Promotion for Apprentices in Nursing Care and Automotive Mechatronics – Competence Counts More than Volume. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 793. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17030793
- Carl, J., Sudeck, G., Geidl, W., Schultz, K., & Pfeifer, K. (2020). Competencies for a healthy physically active lifestyle – Validation of an integrative model. Research Quarterly For Exercise and Sport. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02701367.2020.1752885
- Carl, J., Sudeck, G., & Pfeifer, K. (2020). Competencies for a healthy physically active lifestyle – Reflections on the Model of Physical Activity-related Health Competence. Journal of physical activity and health, 17(7), 688-697. https://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2019-0442
- Carl, J., Geidl, W., Schultz, K., & Pfeifer, K. (2020). Bewegungstherapie in der pneumologischen Rehabilitation - Veränderungen in der bewegungsbezogenen Gesundheitskompetenz bei Personen mit COPD. Praxis klinische Verhaltensmedizin und Rehabilitation.