Better with a buddy: influence of best friends on children's physical activity.

  title={Better with a buddy: influence of best friends on children's physical activity.},
  author={Russell Jago and Kyle Macdonald-Wallis and Janice L Thompson and Angie Page and Rowan Brockman and Kenneth R. Fox},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={43 2},
PURPOSE the purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which the physical activity modeling and physical activity actions of best friends are associated with the physical activity of 10- to 11-yr-old children. METHODS data were collected from 986 children of whom 472 provided complete physical activity and best friend data. Participants identified their "best friend" within the school and answered how often they took part in physical activity with the friend and if the friend had… CONTINUE READING

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