Evaluating a model of youth physical activity

Carrie D. Heitzler, Leslie A. Lytle, Darin J. Erickson, Daheia Barr-Anderson, John R. Sirard, Mary Story

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)593-606
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Children
  • Peers
  • Physical activity
  • Self efficacy
  • Social support

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Evaluating a model of youth physical activity. / Heitzler, Carrie D.; Lytle, Leslie A.; Erickson, Darin J.; Barr-Anderson, Daheia; Sirard, John R.; Story, Mary.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 34, No. 5, 01.01.2010, p. 593-606.

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Heitzler, Carrie D. ; Lytle, Leslie A. ; Erickson, Darin J. ; Barr-Anderson, Daheia ; Sirard, John R. ; Story, Mary. / Evaluating a model of youth physical activity. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 2010 ; Vol. 34, No. 5. pp. 593-606.
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