Correlates of physical activity in male and female youth
Bungum, T., Dowda, M., Weston, A., Trost, S.G., & Pate, R.R. (2000) Correlates of physical activity in male and female youth. Pediatric Exercise Science, 12(1), pp. 71-79.
This study examined associations between psychosocial factors and physical activity in a group of youth (n = 520). Students completed the Previous Day Physical Activity Recall and a survey of potential determinants of physical activity. Regression analyses of intentions to be physically active revealed that enjoyment and self-efficacy predicted intentions for both males and females. Attitudes predicted moderate to vigorous activity (MVPA), and enjoyment and self-efficacy predicted vigorous activity (VPA) for males. Self-efficacy predicted both MVPA and VPA for females. The findings suggest that intervention programs targeted at youth should include developmentally appropriate activities that are fun and promote physical activity self-efficacy.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||ISI Document Delivery No.: 286QV
Times Cited: 32
Cited Reference Count: 20
Bungum, T Dowda, M Weston, A Trost, SG Pate, RR
Human kinetics publ inc
Champaign;<Go to ISI>://WOS:000085457400009
|Keywords:||children, determinants, adolescents, exercise, population, behavior|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
|Deposited On:||23 May 2014 02:32|
|Last Modified:||23 May 2014 02:32|
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