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ERIC Number: ED331818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 19
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Relationships between Childhood and Adult Physical Activity Patterns in a Community Sample.
Lamarine, Roland J.; Polkinghorne, Ori
This study examined the relationship between adult physical activity levels and patterns of activity that were established during childhood. A random digit telephone survey was conducted of noninstitutionalized residents in a medium sized California city. Subjects ages 18 and over who volunteered to participate were questioned about their involvement in both formal and informal leisure-time physical activities during their childhood and teen years. Self-reported adult levels of aerobic activity were recorded along with reasons for participation in physical activity for all three time periods. Relevant demographic data were also collected. The results indicated that aerobically active adults were significantly more likely to have participated in organized physical activities during childhood. They were also significantly more likely to have been involved with informal physical activities during high school. Self-evaluation of athletic ability during childhood was significantly more favorable among those children who became aerobically active adults. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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