Correlates of physical activity in male and female youth
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.
Community-Based Research | Exercise Science | Kinesiology | Leisure Studies
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Bungum, T. J.,
Weston, A. T.,
Trost, S. G.,
Pate, R. R.
Correlates of physical activity in male and female youth.
Pediatric Exercise Science, 12(1),