ERIC Number: EJ786382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Factors Predicting Behavioral Response to a Physical Activity Intervention among Adolescent Females
Dunton, Genevieve Fridlund; Schneider, Margaret; Cooper, Dan M.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v31 n4 p411-422 Jul-Aug 2007
Objective: To determine whether individual factors influenced rates of physical activity change in response to a school-based intervention. Methods: Sedentary adolescent females (N = 63) participated in a 9-month physical activity program. Weekly levels of leisure-time physical activity were reported using an interactive website. Results: Change in vigorous activity was more positive among participants who had higher fitness and lower friend support at baseline. Change in moderate activity was more positive among participants who had lower fitness and external barriers, and higher internal barriers at baseline. Conclusions: Adolescent females responded differentially to a physical activity intervention depending on individual characteristics.
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Intervention, Physical Activities, Females, Predictor Variables, Adolescents, Life Style, Leisure Time, Behavior Change, Physical Fitness
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