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ERIC Number: EJ901794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Evaluating a Model of Youth Physical Activity
Heitzler, Carrie D.; Lytle, Leslie A.; Erickson, Darin J.; Barr-Anderson, Daheia; Sirard, John R.; Story, Mary
American Journal of Health Behavior, v34 n5 p593-606 Sep-Oct 2010
Objective: To explore the relationship between social influences, self-efficacy, enjoyment, and barriers and physical activity. Methods: Structural equation modeling examined relationships between parent and peer support, parent physical activity, individual perceptions, and objectively measured physical activity using accelerometers among a sample of youth aged 10-17 years (N = 720). Results: Peer support, parent physical activity, and perceived barriers were directly related to youth activity. The proposed model accounted for 14.7% of the variance in physical activity. Conclusions: The results demonstrate a need to further explore additional individual, social, and environmental factors that may influence youth's regular participation in physical activity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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