Agreement between student-reported and proxy-reported physical activity questionnaires

Dowda, Marsha, Pate, Russell R., Sallis, James F., Freedson, Patty S., Taylor, Wendell C., Sirard, John R., & Trost, Stewart G. (2007) Agreement between student-reported and proxy-reported physical activity questionnaires. Pediatric Exercise Science, 19(3), pp. 310-318.

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Parents and 531 students (46% males, 78% white) completed equivalent questionnaires. Agreement between student and parent responses to questions about hypothesized physical activity (PA) correlates was assessed. Relationships between hypothesized correlates and an objective measure of student's moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in a subset of 177 students were also investigated. Agreement between student and parent ranged from r = .34 to .64 for PA correlates. Spearman correlations between MVPA and PA correlates ranged from –.04 to .21 for student report and –.14 to .32 for parent report, and there were no statistical differences for 8 out of 9 correlations between parent and student. Parents can provide useful data on PA correlates for students in Grades 7–12.

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ID Code: 72064
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0899-8493
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 23 May 2014 02:29
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2014 00:52

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