African Journal of Gender and Women Studies

African Journal of Gender and Women Studies ISSN 2736-1578 Vol. 6 (4), pp. 001-002, April, 2021. © International Scholars Journals

Short Communication

Assessment of the knowledge of preschool children about healthy lifestyle behavior

Vasilis Grammatikopoulos1, Elisavet Konstantinidou2, Nikolaos Tsigilis1, Evridiki Zachopoulou3, Niki Tsangaridou4 and Jarmo Liukkonen5

1University of Thessaly, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Greece.

2Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Physical Education & Sport Science, Greece.

3Alexandrio Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Department of Early Childhood Care and Education, Greece

4University of Cyprus, Department of Education, Cyprus.

5University of Jyvaskyla, Department of Sport Sciences, Finland.

Accepted 13 November, 2020

Abstract

The aim of this study was to develop an instrument to evaluate the knowledge of preschool children about healthy lifestyle behavior. The innovation was that the instrument was designed to get direct evidence about healthy lifestyle from children aged 4 - 6 years old. Usually, children knowledge is estimated indirectly (parents, teachers), but the current study aspired to provide direct evidence by developing a valid and reliable instrument. To this respect, the initial psychometric properties were encouraging, supporting the appropriateness of the questionnaire. However, further research is needed in order to draw firm conclusions about the reliability and psychometric properties of the instrument.

Key words: Educational evaluation, early education, psychometric properties.