Children: Exploring the Move from Active Play to Sedentary Play

By Christina Canali and Alexis Wong.

Published by The International Journal of Sport and Society

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Published online: June 23, 2015 $US5.00

Our youth today are often considered the lazy generation, only interested in playing with game consoles or watching TV instead of getting up and playing outside or participating in sports or other forms of physical activity. While older generations attribute this change to the laziness amongst younger generations, there are other factors that are leading our society from active to sedentary play This paper will address the trend of children moving from living an active lifestyle to living a more sedentary lifestyle. It will also look at the outcomes and other potential outcomes of this trend. This paper will review the research that has looked at four sources that are a potential cause of this: parents, neighborhoods, technology, and schools.

Keywords: Active Play, Sedentary Play, Children

The International Journal of Sport and Society: Annual Review, Volume 6, pp.1-7. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 23, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 396.019KB)).

Christina Canali

Master's of Sport Psychology Student, College of Education, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA

Alexis Wong

Master's Student in Sport Psychology, College of Education, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida (FL), USA