Determinants of physical activity in active and low-active, sixth grade African-American youth

Trost, Stewart G., Pate, Russell R., Ward, Dianne S., Saunders, Ruth, & Riner, William (1999) Determinants of physical activity in active and low-active, sixth grade African-American youth. Journal of School Health, 69(1), pp. 29-34.

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This study compared the determinants of physical activity in active and low-active African-American sixth grade students (N=108, 57 F, 51 M). Objective assessments of physical activity over a seven-day period were obtained using the CSA 7164 accelerometer. Students were classified as active if they exhibited three pr more 20-minute bouts of moderate to vigorous physical activity over the seven-day period. Relative to low-actives, active boys reported significantly higher levels of self-efficacy, greater involvement in community physical activity organizations, and were significantly more likely to perceive their mother us active. Relative to low-actives, active girls reported significantly higher levels of physical activity self-efficacy, greater positive beliefs regarding physical activity outcomes, and were significantly less likely to watch television or play video games for greater than or equal to 3 hrs/day. These observations provide preliminary guidance as to the design of physical activity interventions targeted at African-American youth.

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ID Code: 72139
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: ISI Document Delivery No.: 176RF
Times Cited: 45
Cited Reference Count: 35
Trost, SG Pate, RR Ward, DS Saunders, R Riner, W
Amer school health assoc
Kent;<Go to ISI>://WOS:000079165000006
Keywords: all-cause mortality, adolescents, children, longevity, behavior
DOI: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.1999.tb02340.x
ISSN: 0022-4391
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 American School Health Association
Deposited On: 26 May 2014 23:48
Last Modified: 26 May 2014 23:48

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