Correlates of Intergenerational and Personal Physical Activity of Parents
Authors: Casiro, Naomi S.; Rhodes, Ryan E.; Naylor, Patti Jean; McKay, Heather A.
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 35, Number 1, January 2011 , pp. 81-91(11)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objective : To compare the correlates of personal versus intergenerational leisure-time physical activity of parents using the theory of planned behavior.
Methods : Participants were parents (n=126) with children between the ages of 2 and 12 years, and they completed a baseline questionnaire exploring intergenerational and personal activity.
Results : Perceived behavioral control and behavioral frequency were higher in intergenerational than personal activity. Affective attitude was higher for personal activity, and subjective norm was more important in intergenerational than personal intention.
Conclusion : Future interventions may benefit from some specific targeting toward intergenerational or personal activity.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1 Behavioural Medicine Laboratory, Faculty of Education, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, CANADA.
Publication date: January 1, 2011
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