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Am J Health Behav. 2006 May-Jun;30(3):278-89.

Social support and youth physical activity: the role of provider and type.

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  • 1Department of Public Health, 256 Waldo Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA. beetsm@onid.orst.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine provider and type variation in social support (SS) for activity.

METHODS:

Three hundred sixty-three fifth to eighth-grade students completed a questionnaire assessing self-reported activity and social support (SS) from 3 providers: mom, dad, and peers. Important covariates of activity were included in the analysis: age, BMI, sex, and maturation.

RESULTS:

Structural equation modeling indicated peers, transportation, and praise affected activity levels. Boys reported greater SS than girls did. Maturation, age, and BMI exhibited unique affects on SS.

CONCLUSIONS:

Increasing positive feedback, transportation to places to be active, and peer support may prove advantageous in improving activity levels in this age-group.

PMID:
16712442
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