Physical activity-related health competence (PAHCO): theory development, assessment development, intervention support, and network formation (BGK)

Internally funded project

Acronym: BGK

Start date : 01.10.2017

End date : 31.12.2022


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Short description

Despite the overwhelming evidence regarding the health-promoting effects of physical activity, the current practice of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) fails to sufficiently attach individuals to a physically active lifestyle. To counteract this problem, Pfeifer and Sudeck (2013) developed the model of physical activity-related health competence on the basis of the competence discussion conducted in educational research.

The model assumes that the key at the level of the person lies in the interplay of individual movement competence, control competence, and self-regulation competence. This integrative research project follows four concrete research goals in a systematic manner:

1. Elaborating the theoretical foundations of PAHCO

2. Development of an assessment instrument

3. Accompanying interventions in the area of health-enhancing physical activity (in research and application)

4. Forming a network across different locations


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