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Am J Health Behav. 2012 Nov;36(6):797-810. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.36.6.7.

Social-ecological factors of leisure-time physical activity in Black adults.

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  • 1Prevention Research Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, Bethesda, MD, USA. likaigang@gmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To develop and test an explicative model of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), including 6 selected contributory factors: self-efficacy, self-regulation, social support, perceived physical environment, outcome-expectancy value, and policy beliefs.

METHODS:

A social-ecological model of LTPA using the structural equation modeling technique was estimated in a regional, church-going sample of 649 African Americans.

RESULTS:

The results indicated this model is good fit to the data. LTPA was associated with self-regulation and gender directly (P<.05) and social support, self-efficacy, perceived access to LTPA facilities, and positive outcome-expectancy value indirectly (P<.05).

CONCLUSIONS:

Multitiered interventions considering cultural relevance are recommended to improve LTPA engagement.

PMID:
23026038
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