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OPEN WEBINAR, POSTPONED: From Ideas to Motivation and Action: Two Examples of Developing Theory-Based Physical Activity Promotion Interventions



POSTPONED, NEW DATE: Thursday 15.2.2024 

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Population physical activity levels consistently fall below the levels needed to improve and maintain health and well-being outcomes, but what can we do about it? How can behavioural science contribute to effectively promoting physical activity?

This seminar is organised by two large research projects funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture (Sports Science Funds). Researchers present practically oriented research that aims examine feasible and effective ways of supporting healthy lifestyles.


The seminar is free of charge and is targeted at anyone interested.


Register by 10th of February. Welcome!


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12.30-12.35 Opening words (Samuli Rasila, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Education and Culture)


Part I: Developing the PerheLiikunta (PeLi) Intervention (chair: asst professor Keegan Knittle, University of Jyväskylä)


12.40-13.00 Identifying novel determinants of physical activity in inactive parent-child dyads (Weldon Green, PhD Student)

13.00-13.20 PerheLiikunta (PeLi) intervention development and protocol for a feasibility RCT (Daniel Phipps, Postdoctoral Researcher)

13.20-13.40 Preliminary baseline results from the PeLi trial and info about recruitment progress (Keegan Knittle, Assistant Professor of Exercise Psychology)


— Break —


Part II: Improving motivational interaction styles of physical activity promotion and sports professionals (MotiStyleSport) (chair: prof. Nelli Hankonen, Tampere University)


14.00 – 14.10 Motivational interaction as a central part of physical activity promotion: An overview (Nelli Hankonen, Professor of Social Psychology)

14.10 – 14.30 Development, acceptability and feasibility evaluation of the MotiStyleSport intervention to improve motivating styles
(Melina Puolamäki, PhD Student)

14.30 – 14.50 Individual complex pathways of changing motivational interaction behaviours: Qualitative process evaluation of a training intervention with a complex systems lens
(Elina Renko, Postdoctoral Researcher)


14.50 – 15.30 Discussion and Q & A session 


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Read more about MotiStyleSport research project (Tampere University) here.

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