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ERIC Number: EJ993565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1930-4595
Impact of an After-School Physical Activity Program on Youth's Physical Activity Correlates and Behavior
Huang, Chaoqun; Gao, Zan; Hannon, James C.; Schultz, Barry; Newton, Maria; Jenson, William
ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, v7 n2 p18-23 Fall-Win 2012
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the effect of a sports-based, after-school physical activity (PA) program on youth's physical activity PA levels and PA correlates. After the pretest, 130 youth were assigned to the intervention group (i.e., after-school PA group) or the comparison (i.e., no after-school PA group) group. Participants also completed a posttest after the 8-week intervention. Based on the results of the MANCOVA, a main effect of intervention was yielded (Wilk's Lambda = 0.88, F(6,90) = 2.14, p = 0.05, eta[superscript 2] = 0.13). Follow-up tests indicated that the intervention group reported greater increases in self-efficacy (F(1,95) = 3.98, p less than 0.05, eta[superscript 2] = 0.04) and peer support (F(1,95) = 6.93, p less than 0.05, eta[superscript 2] = 0.07). The multiple regression analysis revealed that self-efficacy and social support were positive predictors of PA. It was concluded, that the intervention raised children's PA self-efficacy and peer support for PA, and self-efficacy and social support were positive predictors of PA behaviors. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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