Perceived and actual competence among overweight and non-overweight children.

  title={Perceived and actual competence among overweight and non-overweight children.},
  author={Rachel A Jones and Anthony D Okely and Peter Caputi and Dylan Paul Cliff},
  journal={Journal of science and medicine in sport},
  volume={13 6},
Child overweight and obesity continues to be a global public health concern. The aim of this study was to investigate whether children's actual and perceived physical competence and parental perception's of their child's competence differ by weight status. Understanding these differences is important because physical activity levels are significantly lower among overweight children than their lean counterparts and children's motivation to participate in physical activity is influenced by their… CONTINUE READING

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