Adolescents and physical activity: The role of attitudinal, normative and control beliefs
Hamilton, Kyra & White, Katherine M. (2007) Adolescents and physical activity: The role of attitudinal, normative and control beliefs. In Moore, K. (Ed.) In K. Moore (Ed.), Psychology Making an Impact 2007: Proceedings of 42nd APS annual conference. (pp. 175-180). Victoria: The Australian Psychological Society., Australian Psychological Society, Brisbane, pp. 175-180.
Adolescent obesity and physical inactivity are serious health issues in Australia. Using a Theory of Planned Behaviour framework (Ajzen, 1991), the present study aimed to investigate if belief-based differences exist between those adolescents who perform moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on a regular basis (performers) and those who do not (non-performers). Participants, comprising of 395 grade nine students, completed a questionnaire assessing their physical activity beliefs and reported their physical activity 1 week later. The results revealed that the attitudinal, normative, and control beliefs of performers and non-performers differed significantly. The findings provide important applied information that can be utilised in developing intervention programs aimed at increasing adolescent physical activity.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 Australian Psychological Society|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||23 Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:34|
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