Gender differences in physical activity in older children and adolescents: the central role of organized sport.

@article{Vilhjlmsson2003GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in physical activity in older children and adolescents: the central role of organized sport.},
  author={R{\'u}nar Vilhj{\'a}lmsson and Gudr{\'u}n Kristj{\'a}nsd{\'o}ttir},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={363-74}
}
Previous studies have generally had limited success in accounting for gender differences in leisure time physical activity. Based on a representative national survey of 3270 Icelandic 6th, 8th and 10th grade students, the study found that girls' lower enrollment in organized sport clubs fully accounts for gender differences in frequency of overall physical activity, and largely accounts for gender differences in frequency of strenuous activity, and weekly hours of overall and strenuous activity… CONTINUE READING