Evaluating a Model of Youth Physical ActivityAmerican Journal of Health Behavior (2011)
AbstractObjective—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.
- physical activity,
- self efficacy,
- social support
Publication DateSeptember 1, 2011
Citation InformationCarrie D. Heitzler, Leslie A. Lytle, Darin J. Erickson, Daheia Barr-Anderson, et al.. "Evaluating a Model of Youth Physical Activity" American Journal of Health Behavior Vol. 34 Iss. 5 (2011)
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