Comparison of Social Variables for Understanding Physical Activity in Adolescent Girls
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 28, Number 5, September 2004 , pp. 426-436(11)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objective: To evaluate social support and theory of planned behavior (TPB) constructs in explaining physical activity in adolescent girls. Methods: One thousand seven hundred ninety-seven 8th-grade girls completed a survey measuring social provisions, family support, TPB constructs, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), and team sport involvement (TSI). Results: Structural equation modeling (SEM) indicated statistically significant direct effects from TPB constructs and social provisions to intention; social provisions, family support, and intention to MVPA; and social provisions and family support to TSI. Conclusions: Social variables play a greater role in explaining TSI than in explaining MVPA in this sample.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. 2: Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL. 3: Department of Exercise Science, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
Publication date: 2004-09-01
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