Parental and peer influences on physical activity among Scottish adolescents: a longitudinal study.

@article{Kirby2011ParentalAP,
  title={Parental and peer influences on physical activity among Scottish adolescents: a longitudinal study.},
  author={Joanna Kirby and Kate Ann Levin and Joanna C Inchley},
  journal={Journal of physical activity & health},
  year={2011},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={785-93}
}
BACKGROUND This study investigated parental and peer influences on physical activity, examining gender and developmental differences during early-mid adolescence. METHODS A 5-year longitudinal study tracking physical activity (measured by PAQ-C) among adolescents (n = 641) from final year of primary (P7) to fourth year of secondary school (S4). Peer support, peer socializing, parental support, and independent play were assessed. Logistic regression predicted physical activity, by year and… CONTINUE READING

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