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.

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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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ID Code: 72063
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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
ISSN: 0899-8493
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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