ERIC Number: EJ812016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Physical Activity Behaviors and Emotional Self-Efficacy: Is There a Relationship for Adolescents?
Valois, Robert F.; Umstattd, M. Renee; Zullig, Keith J.; Paxton, Raheem J.
Journal of School Health, v78 n6 p321-327 Jun 2008
Background: This study explored relationships between physical activity (PA) behaviors and emotional self-efficacy (ESE) in a statewide sample of public high school adolescents in South Carolina (n = 3836). Methods: The Center for Disease Control Youth Risk Behavior Survey PA items and an adolescent ESE scale were used. Logistic regression analyses and multivariate models constructed separately, revealed significant race by gender findings. Results: Results suggest that reduced vigorous PA (past 7 days), moderate PA (past 7 days), strengthening/toning exercises (past 7 days), and playing on sport teams (past 12 months) were associated (p [less than or equal to] 0.05) with reduced ESE for specific race/gender groups. Conclusions: Results have implications for school- and community-based mental health services and PA programs for adolescents. Measures of ESE as a component of comprehensive assessments of adolescent mental health and PA behaviors in fieldwork, research, and program-evaluation efforts should be considered. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Self Efficacy, Mental Health, At Risk Students, Adolescents, Correlation, Physical Activity Level, High School Students, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Exercise, Team Sports, Athletics, Health Behavior, African American Students, White Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Survey