PE Theory - Key Influences

Pe Theory - Key Influences

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People

Many factors impact on being able to sustain involvement in physical activity. The factors are grouped into cateogories: people, image, culture, resources, health and wellbeing, and socio-economic.

Main ones:

  • family
  • peers
  • role models 


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Family

Who?

  • Parents
  • Gaurdians
  • Relations (aunt, uncle, etc.)
  • Brothers and sisters

How?

  • Growing up with family members who participate in particular sports, make you aware of these sports from an early age, e.g. you play football because your brother plays football.
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Peers

Who?

  • Friends
  • Classmates
  • Other members at your club

How?

  • Seeing your friends enjoy taking part in an activity may make you want to do that activity too.
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Role Models

Who?

  • National and international performers
  • Good performers in your school
  • People you admire

How?

  • We all want to be like our role models. We might continue in a sport in order to be like our role model.
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