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Lifelong Engagement in Sport and Physical Activity


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Introduction - N. Holt and M. Talbot Section 1: Sport and Physical Activity During Childhood and Adolescence 1. Sport Participation During Childhood and Adolescence N. Holt & C. Knight 2. Physical Activity During Childhood and Adolescence C. Hume & J. Salmon Section 2: Transitions in Sport and Physical Activity Participation 3. Tracking Physical Activity, Energy Balance, and Health from Childhood to Adulthood P. Ford 4. Rethinking Participant Development in Sport and Physical Activity D. Collins, R. Bailey, M. Toms, G. Pearce, A. MacNamara & P. Ford 5. Transitions in Competitive Sports P. Wylleman, P. De Knop & A. Reints Section 3: Sport and Physical Activity During Adulthood Among Various Populations 6. The Transtheoretical Model and Physical Activity Adherence E. A. Fallon 7. Physical Exercise as a Social Marker among Middle-aged People in Sweden L.-M. Engstroem 8. Muslim Women's Experiences of Sport M. Koushkie Jahromi 9. Engagement of People with Disabilities in Sport and Across the Life Span H. Nixon Section 4: Sport and Physical Activity During Older Adulthood 10. Psycho-Social Perspectives on the Motivation and Commitment of Masters Athletes B. Young 11. What predicts exercise participation of older adults? M. Stiggelbout & Marijke Hopman-Rock 12. Energising Lives and the Value of Physical Activity for Older Adults L. Almond

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Nicholas L. Holt is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta, Canada, where he directs the Child and Adolescent Sport and Activity laboratory. He is also the Associate Editor of The Sport Psychologist journal and recently edited a book titled Positive Youth Development through Sport (Routledge, 2007). Margaret Talbot is President of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) and Principal of Margaret Talbot Consulting. She is currently leading a team of experts developing a twenty-first century physical education curriculum for schools in Egypt; and is Physical Education Champion for SportsXtra. Professor Talbot was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to physical education and sport in 1993.

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