[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140101559]
Researchers A/Prof Alexandre Morin; Prof Rhonda Craven; Dr Danielle Tracey; A/Prof Christophe Maiano;
Brief description This project will address the paucity of empirical research on drivers of psychosocial and physical well-being (PPW; for example self-concept, depression, behavioural problems, physical fitness, weight) of children with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). This proposal presents an extensive research program aimed at understanding the effects of school life and Physical Activity (PA) on PPW for Australian children with ID. This program examines: the relations between school life and PPW; the benefits, barriers and predictors of PA; moderators (personal characteristics, educational settings). The overarching objective is to advance theory and research in this area, and to inform intervention strategies furthering more positive futures for children with ID.
Funding Amount 591000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects