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ORTI, Natália Pinheiro  and  CARRARA, Kester. Childhood sedentary lifestyle and physical education at school: a behavioral analysis. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.64, n.3, pp. 35-56. ISSN 1809-5267.

There have been many researchers dedicating themselves to analyze behavior to get solutions to social problems. The practice of childhood sedentary lifestyle is a complex problem that evokes a public health concern. This article exposes a work field in which researches identify, describe and analyze verbal reports about effective contingencies at school. It introduces the practices of three teachers of physical education and their 62 students. The results suggest that actions that can support public policies toward mitigating health risks.

Keywords : Child sedentariness; Physical education at school; Cultural behavior analysis.

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