Parental influence on youth physical activity: ...

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Parental influence on youth physical activity: Comparison using subjective and objective measures of activity

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Elizabeth Cody, Karen
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Alderman, Brandon
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Division of Kinesiology and Health; Tami Benham-Deal
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University of Wyoming
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2008-04-26

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The role of the family in shaping children’s physical activity behaviors has been identified as an important research agenda. However, the exact nature of parental influence on youth physical activity remains elusive. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the direct and indirect influence parents have on children’s physical activity. Specifically, the relationship between parents’ and children’s objectively measured physical activity, time spent in physical activity together, and the importance/enjoyment of physical activity were compared. 98 children (11.9 years; 48 females) and their parents (97 mothers, 43.2 yrs; 60 fathers, 43.9 yrs) completed a series of questionnaires and wore a Digi-Walker pedometer for at least four consecutive days. Results revealed that mothers recorded the lowest physical activity per day (Msteps = 8947), followed by fathers (Msteps = 9318) and children (Msteps = 10,492). Mothers were more accurate in their assessment of children’s physical activity although the amount of time families engaged in physical activity together was less than 2 days/week (M = 1.51). Parental beliefs played a relatively small role in their children’s physical activity and increasing the amount of time families spend exercising together may be an effective strategy to increase both adult and youth physical activity.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2008 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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