Testing direct and indirect effects of sports participation on perceived health in Spanish adolescents between 15 and 18 years of age.

@article{Pastor2003TestingDA,
  title={Testing direct and indirect effects of sports participation on perceived health in Spanish adolescents between 15 and 18 years of age.},
  author={Yolanda Pastor and Isabel Balaguer and Diana Pons and M. Luisa Garcia-Merita},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={717-30}
}
This paper examines the direct and indirect effects of sports participation on perceived health. It is based on a representative sample of middle adolescents aged 15-18 (N=1038, M age=16.31, S.D.=0.92; 510 boys and 528 girls) from the Valencian Community (Spain). This study used two different models; Model A is an adaptation of Thorlindsson, Vilhjalmsson and Valgeirsson's (Social Science and Medicine 31 (1990) 551) model which introduces smoking, alcohol use, feelings of anxiety, feelings of… CONTINUE READING
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