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Diego G.D. Christofaro, Bruna C. Turi-Lynch, Kyle R. Lynch, William R. Tebar, Rômulo A. Fernandes, Fernanda G. Tebar, Gregore I. Mielke and Xuemei Sui

of steps taken by mothers (≥10,000 steps) was positively associated with the high number of steps among their children. Concerning this issue, the present study shows the importance of health promotion strategies that consider a more active family environment and a reduction of sedentary behavior, as

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S. D. Papadopoulou, S. K. Papadopoulou, A. Lailoglou and A. Fachantidou

Top performance in volleyball comes as a result of specific physiological, kinesiological, psychological, and environmental influences of both natural and social surroundings. The purpose of this study was to examine the social and economic features of the Greek women’s national volleyball team, in order to identify which of the above factors distinguish and promote top female athletes.

The study sample involved 18 female volleyball athletes, who were active members of the national team for on average 4.7±2.6 years. The athletes’ mean age was 23.4±3.1 years, athletic age 10.6±3.2 years, and training age 11.4±2.4 years. The study was conducted by using a special questionnaire about the athletes’ socio-economic features. Specifically, the athletes’ family and social environment, the impact of their family and social environment, and their profession and financial staus were recorded and assessed. The frequency analysis showed that in the female athletes’ families, boys never outnumbered girls and they were mainly second-born children. Their family environment loved or had a special connection with sports and showed total support towards their involvement in sports. Also, they were salaried and basically dealt with sports as their sole occupation. In conclusion, the sociological approach of the top Greek women volleyball athletes forms an original sociolcultural database, which could provide useful information concerning the specific population groups that might bring forward female athletes with high potential.

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Rebecca Stanley, Rachel Jones, Christian Swann, Hayley Christian, Julie Sherring, Trevor Shilton and Anthony Okely

the family environment. Ongoing education and awareness from both early childhood educators and parents of the importance and application of the movement behaviors were highlighted as necessary. There was concern from the stakeholders that it may be easier to educate educators in this regard but

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Megan S. Patterson and Patricia Goodson

dissatisfaction, studies have shown that a family environment critical of weight and shape as well as coercive parenting styles lead to body image issues. 26 , 27 The feelings of one’s peers about weight and shape are also correlated to body image difficulties, especially among adolescent girls. 40 , 41 And

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Claire-Marie Roberts

encourage the use of psychological skills on a more regular basis in between sessions (e.g., Roberts, 2015 ). In hindsight, however, more work with the parents of the athlete may have been beneficial since maladaptive perfectionism in children and adolescents is linked to family environments where love and

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Simone A. Tomaz, Alessandra Prioreschi, Estelle D. Watson, Joanne A. McVeigh, Dale E. Rae, Rachel A. Jones and Catherine E. Draper

lifestyle behaviours and their associations with overweight and family environments: a cross-sectional study in Japanese preschool children . BMJ Open . 2016 ; 6 ( 11 ): e012773 . PubMed ID: 27815299 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012773 27815299 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012773 43. Wang F , Liu H , Wan Y

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Katherine L. Downing, Jo Salmon, Anna Timperio, Trina Hinkley, Dylan P. Cliff, Anthony D. Okely and Kylie D. Hesketh

correlates of screen-viewing among young children . Prev Med . 2010 ; 51 ( 1 ): 3 – 10 . doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.04.012 10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.04.012 36. Salmon J , Timperio A , Telford A , Carver A , Crawford D . Association of family environment with children’s television viewing and with

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Katherine A. Tamminen, Kaleigh Ferdinand Pennock and Courtney Braun

’ roles in shaping and socializing athletes’ coping in sport ( Lafferty & Dorrell, 2006 ; Tamminen & Holt, 2012 ), and family environments have been described as “the most powerful context within which coping socialization occurs” ( Zimmer-Gembeck & Locke, 2007 , p. 3). Parental pressure and support may

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Stine Nylandsted Jensen, Andreas Ivarsson, Johan Fallby and Anne-Marie Elbe

18 to 39-year-old men who are at risk of developing a problematic gambling behavior ( Fridberg & Birkelund, 2016 ). Furthermore, young athletes who leave the family environment early in their life to join training centers or teams have lower parental monitoring, which is associated with a higher

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Sharon E. Taverno Ross

activities and a 30-min MVPA session. The family-based curriculum was developed with input from stakeholders and parents and emphasized the family environment and parenting skills. Similar to the original study, the control group included fourteen 20-min weekly sessions on general health information and