Associations among social capital, parenting for active lifestyles, and youth physical activity in rural families living in upstate New York.

@article{Davison2012AssociationsAS,
  title={Associations among social capital, parenting for active lifestyles, and youth physical activity in rural families living in upstate New York.},
  author={Kirsten Krahnstoever Davison and Akihiro Nishi and Sibylle Kranz and Lynae Wyckoff and John J. May and Giulia B Earle-Richardson and David Strogatz and Paul L. Jenkins},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={75 8},
  pages={1488-96}
}
While emerging research supports a positive relationship between social capital and youth physical activity (PA), few studies have examined possible mechanisms explaining this relationship and no studies have focused on rural youth. In this study, we examined parents' support of children's PA as an intermediary factor linking social capital and youth PA in a largely rural cross sectional sample of American children aged 6- to 19-years and their parents/guardians (N=767 families) living in… CONTINUE READING
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