Physical Literacy Interventions

Physical Literacy Interventions

The physical activity-related health competence (PAHCO) model and the physical literacy approach, which is largely discussed on the international level, assume both that different person-related factors (e.g., motivation, physical competence, knowlegde) are required to lead a physically active lifestyle. Although both approaches have elaborate theoretical underpinnings, there are comparably few suggestions how to transform the underlying conceptual ideas into practical interventions. In this Australian-German cooperation project, we first shed light on the characteristics of physical literacy intervention studies by conducting a systematic literature search. In the planned analyses, main focus is placed on the (a) theoretical background of the intervention studies, (b) the conceptualization of intervention components, and (c) the effectiveness of interventions. In the second part of the project (in planning), an intervention reporting template is developed to increase the systematicity behind the interventions and improve the quality of studies.

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Sub-project 1 – Systematic Review: 04/2020 – 09/2021
Planned Sub-project 2 – Intervention Reporting Template: 10/2021 – 12/2022
Principal investigators: Dr. Johannes Carl, Prof. Dr. Klaus Pfeifer
Cooperation partners: Jaime Barratt & Prof. Dr. John Cairney (University of Queensland, Australia), Dr. Clemens Töpfer (Universität Jena)