Peter Elsborg is a postdoc in a part-time position
between the Center for Clinical Research and Prevention and Steno Diabetes Center
Copenhagen. Peter is also an external associate professor at the Department of
Sport, Exercise and Nutrition.
Peter's work is generally about the associations
between movement behavior and health in children. Within that framework, Peter
has three main areas of research.
Physical Literacy: The
interplay between individuals' motivation, self-confidence, bodily competence,
knowledge of and understanding of movement and its significance for lifelong
participation in movement activities.
Education Outside the Classroom (EOtC) and movement
behavior: The effect on children's movement behavior,
motivation and learning of high quality school teaching regularly carried out
outside the classroom while staying true to the goals of the subjects being
Psychology of sports participation:
The importance of psychological constructs (eg motivation) for sustained sports
participation among children and young people.
Through his research, Peter has also developed
expertise in quantitative measurement of children's movement behavior via
objective measurements. Peter is also an expert in psychometry - measuring
psychological constructs using psychometrically validated questionnaires.
Pfeffer, I., Elsborg, P., & Anne-Marie Elbe
of the German-language version of the Volition in Exercise Questionnaire
(VEQ-D). German Journal of Exercise
and Sport Research 50(1), 102–113
Christensen, J., Elsborg, P., Melby, P. S.,
Nielsen, G., & Bentsen, P. (2020). A Scoping Review of Peer-Led
Physical Activity Interventions Involving Young People: Theoretical Approaches,
Intervention Rationales, and Effects. Youth
Nielsen, G., Klinker, C. D., Melby, P. S., Christensen, J. H., & Bentsen,
P. (2019). Sports-based recreation as a means to address social inequity in health:
why, when, where, who, what, and how. BMC public health, 19(1), 1-9.
Heinze, C., Hjort, A. V., Elsborg,
P., Maindal, H. T., & Klinker, C. D. (2019). Smoke-free-schoolhours at
vocational education and training schools in Denmark: attitudes among managers
and teaching staff–a national cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health,
Elsborg, P., Nielsen, J. B.,
Pfister, G. U., Dümer, V., Jacobsen, A., & Elbe, A.-M. (2019). Volition and
motivations influence on weight maintenance. Health Education, 119(2),
Otte, C. R., Bølling, M., Elsborg,
P., Nielsen, G., & Bentsen, P. (2019). Teaching maths outside the
classroom: does it make a difference? Educational Research, 61(1),
Bølling, M., Otte, C. R., Elsborg,
P., Nielsen, G., & Bentsen, P. (2018). The association between
education outside the classroom and students’ school motivation: Results from a
one-schoolyear quasi-experiment. International Journal of Educational
Research, 89, 22–35.
Elbe, A.-M., Elsborg, P.,
Dandanell, S., & Helge, J. W. (2018). Correlates and predictors of
obesity-specific quality of life of former participants of a residential
intensive lifestyle intervention: Quality of Life. Obesity Science &
Practice, 4(2), 188–193.
Elsborg, P., & Elbe,
A.-M. (2018). Exercise-specific volition and motivation for weight loss
maintenance following an intensive lifestyle intervention. Health Psychology,
Wikman, J. M., Elsborg, P.,
Nielsen, G., Seidelin, K., Nyberg, M., Bangsbo, J., … Elbe, A.-M. (2018). Are
team sport games more motivating than individual exercise for middle-aged
women?: A comparison of levels of motivation associated with participating in
floorball and spinning. Kinesiology, 50(1), 34–42.
Elsborg, P., Wikman,
J. M., Nielsen, G., Tolver, A., & Elbe, A.-M. (2016). Development and
Initial Validation of the Volition in Exercise Questionnaire (VEQ). Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise
Science, 3, 1-12.
Elsborg, P., Diment, G. M., & Elbe, A. M.
(2015). Sport Psychology Consultants’ Perceptions of Their
Challenges at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Sport Psychologist, 29(2), 183