Alternative high school students' physical activity

Role of self-efficacy

DenYelle Kenyon, Martha Y. Kubik, Cynthia Davey, John Sirard, Jayne A. Fulkerson

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Abstract

Objective: To examine physical activity self-efficacy as a mediator of the association between perceived barriers to PA and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) among alternative high school (AHS) students. Methods: Students (N=145) from 6 AHS completed self-report questionnaires. Results: Mediation analyses revealed partial mediation of PA self-efficacy on relationships between general barriers to PA and MVPA (b = - .39 reduced b = - .33) among females (47.6% of sample). Conclusions: Interventions with female AHS students should include a component on building PA self-efficacy. However, results suggest the broader environment may have greater impact on MVPA than individual-level psycho-social factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-310
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2012

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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • At-risk youth
  • Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity

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  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Alternative high school students' physical activity : Role of self-efficacy. / Kenyon, DenYelle; Kubik, Martha Y.; Davey, Cynthia; Sirard, John; Fulkerson, Jayne A.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 36, No. 3, 01.05.2012, p. 300-310.

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Kenyon, DenYelle ; Kubik, Martha Y. ; Davey, Cynthia ; Sirard, John ; Fulkerson, Jayne A. / Alternative high school students' physical activity : Role of self-efficacy. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 2012 ; Vol. 36, No. 3. pp. 300-310.
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