Gender and developmental differences in exercise beliefs among youth and prediction of their exercise behavior.

@article{Garcia1995GenderAD,
  title={Gender and developmental differences in exercise beliefs among youth and prediction of their exercise behavior.},
  author={Anne Weinstein Garcia and Matgorzata Anna Broda and Marilyn D Frenn and Cynthia Peltier Coviak and Nola J. Pender and David L. Ronis},
  journal={The Journal of school health},
  year={1995},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={
          213-9
        }
}
This study examined gender and developmental differences in exercise-related beliefs and exercise behaviors of 286 racially diverse youth and explored factors predictive of exercise. Compared to males, females reported less prior and current exercise, lower self-esteem, poorer health status, and lower exercise self-schema. Adolescents, in contrast to pre-adolescents, reported less social support for exercise and fewer exercise role models. In a path model, gender, the benefits/barriers… CONTINUE READING
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