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Am J Health Behav. 2012 Mar;36(2):179-92. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.36.2.4.

Factors associated with physical activity literacy among foster parents.

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Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA. gdominic@udel.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To explore associations between physical activity (PA) literacy and psychosocial constructs for providing instrumental social support for youth PA.

METHODS:

Ninety-one foster parents completed surveys assessing PA literacy (overall and specific), perceptions of child PA, coordination, PA enjoyment, psychosocial variables: positive/negative beliefs, normative beliefs, perceived behavioral control (PBC), and self-efficacy.

RESULTS:

Race, negative beliefs, PBC, and foster parent sport involvement were associated with specific PA literacy. Race and education were associated with overall PA literacy.

CONCLUSIONS:

Lower PA literacy is associated with greater negative beliefs and lower perceived control suggesting greater perceived barriers and lower perceived support for/among African Americans and those with less education.

PMID:
22370256
DOI:
10.5993/AJHB.36.2.4
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