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Physical Activity as a Means to Reduce Violent Behaviors in the Educational Environment for a Sustainable Education

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021) | Viewed by 294

Special Issue Editor

Department of Didactics of Musical, Plastic and Body Expression, University of Granada, 52005 Granada, Spain
Interests: physical activity; physical education; psychosocial factors
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent decades, there has been an increase in the visibility of cases of bullying or bullying, which is accompanied by an increase in complaints derived from these violent behaviors, representing an epidemic in the 21st century. Due to the greater visibility of the problem and the more exhaustive knowledge of the consequences that bullying can have in younger subjects, which can sometimes lead to suicide, society's sensitivity to situations of bullying has increased, seeking measures to tackle this problem. At present, the study of school violence has acquired a great repercussion in the scientific field, becoming a priority topic, as can be seen due to the large number of investigations being carried out on this subject at present. Violence or bullying is understood as a way of exercising domination over others through the use of force or power relations, with the ultimate objective of maintaining a supposed superiority over their peers.

This special issue aims to explore violent behaviors in adolescents and children in relation to the practice of physical activity and the various psychological factors (motivation, self-concept, emotional intelligence, anxiety, empathy, stress, ...) that may be related to the development of said behaviors. It is essential to identify and control the risk factors that influence the development of violent behaviors in schoolchildren, since behavioral patterns are created at these ages that if they become established, will continue throughout adolescence and adulthood.

Prof. Dr. Manuel Castro Sánchez
Guest Editor

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  • Physical activity
  • Violence
  • Psychological factors
  • Adolescence
  • Childhood

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