- To explore the experiences of physical activity of mothers and fathers as their children move from infancy to primary school.
- To investigate whether experiences of physical activity vary between mothers and fathers during this period and if so, how.
This is a qualitative study as we want to explore the experiences of physical activity of mothers and fathers. One-to-one semi-structured interview via Zoom were used. Parents of at least one child aged 7-11 years old were recruited through community clubs, primary schools and work places. Snowball recruitment was also used.
Dr Esther van Sluijs – University of Cambridge
Rachel Simpson – University of Cambridge
Dr Catrin Pedder Jones – University of Cambridge
Dr Kathryn Hesketh – University of Cambridge and UCL
Recruitment and interviews were completed in January 2022.
Unit led study with responsibility for data.
This study is sponsored by the University of Cambridge.
This work is being undertaken as part of Rachel Simpson’s PhD which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.