Why are early maturing girls less active? Links between pubertal development, psychological well-being, and physical activity among girls at ages 11 and 13.

@article{Davison2007WhyAE,
  title={Why are early maturing girls less active? Links between pubertal development, psychological well-being, and physical activity among girls at ages 11 and 13.},
  author={Kirsten Krahnstoever Davison and Jessica L. Werder and Stewart Trost and Birgitta L Baker and Leann Lipps Birch},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={64 12},
  pages={2391-404}
}
Previous research has shown that early maturing girls at age 11 have lower subsequent physical activity at age 13 in comparison to later maturing girls. Possible reasons for this association have not been assessed. This study examines girls' psychological response to puberty and their enjoyment of physical activity as intermediary factors linking pubertal maturation and physical activity. Participants included 178 girls who were assessed at age 11, of whom 168 were reassessed at age 13. All… CONTINUE READING

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