Factors in youth physical activity participation : from psychological aspects to environmental correlates

Salmon, Jo 2010, Factors in youth physical activity participation : from psychological aspects to environmental correlates, Research in sports medicine : an international journal, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 26-36.

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Title Factors in youth physical activity participation : from psychological aspects to environmental correlates
Author(s) Salmon, Jo
Journal name Research in sports medicine : an international journal
Volume number 18
Issue number 1
Start page 26
End page 36
Total pages 11
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc.
Place of publication Philadelphia, Pa.
Publication date 2010
ISSN 1543-8627
1543-8635
Keyword(s) socioecological model
influences
environment
cohort
Summary Understanding influences on children's physical activity and how these vary by activity and subgroup, such as age and sex of the child, is important for informing the development of effective and targeted interventions. Two cohort studies were conducted across socioeconomic areas of Melbourne, Australia, between 2001 and 2008 among a combined sample of more than 2,700 children aged 5-6 years and 10-12 years at baseline. Data were collected via surveys, and children wore the Actigraph accelerometer for 8 days. Five individual, 10 social, and 17 physical environmental factors were significantly associated with children's physical activity. Patterns of association varied according to the age and sex of the child and also according to the type of activity. These studies provide some insights into the various levels of influence on children's physical activity. More longitudinal and intervention research is needed to better understand the mechanisms of change in children's physical activity behaviour.
Language eng
Field of Research 110604 Sports Medicine 50%
111716 Preventive Medicine 50%
Socio Economic Objective 920401 and 920501 50% each
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, Taylor & Francis Group
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