• Aivars Kaupuzs Rezekne Academy of Technologies
  • Inga Liepina Latvian Academy of Sport Education




children, physical activity, school environment, Social Ecological model, theoretical framework


Person's attitude, belief and health behavioral patterns are directly and indirectly influenced by many social and physical factors. Scientific researches point out that The Social Ecological Model is a theory-based framework used both: in the development of behavioral programs and in the theoretical background of the research. There are four global factors that can characterize interactions between the individual and the environment: intrapersonal, interpersonal, environmental and political. Using the socially-ecological model, there can be observed the manifestations of physical activity at different levels that interact with each other. Making changes at one level influences other aspects. The goal of the article is to conduct a scientific literature review of the factors influencing physical activity in the school environment.


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