Associations between physical activity parenting practices and adolescent girls’ self-9 perceptions and physical activity intentions

Sebire, Simon and Haase, Anne M. and Montgomery, Alan A. and McNeil, Jade and Jago, Russell (2014) Associations between physical activity parenting practices and adolescent girls’ self-9 perceptions and physical activity intentions. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11 (4). pp. 734-740. ISSN 1543-5474

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Abstract

Background: The present study investigated cross-sectional associations between maternal and paternal logistic and modelling physical activity support and the self-efficacy, self-esteem and physical activity intentions of 11-12 year old girls.

Method: 210 girls reported perceptions of maternal and paternal logistic and modelling support and their self-efficacy, self-esteem and intention to be physically active. Data were analysed using multivariable regression models.

Results: Maternal logistic support was positively associated with participants’ self-esteem, physical activity self-efficacy and intention to be active. Maternal modelling was positively associated with self-efficacy. Paternal modelling was positively associated with self-esteem and self-efficacy but there was no evidence that paternal logistic support was associated with the psychosocial variables.

Conclusions: Activity-related parenting practices were associated with psychosocial correlates of physical activity among adolescent girls. Logistic support from mothers, rather than modelling support or paternal support may be a particularly important target when designing interventions aimed at preventing the age-related decline in physical activity among girls.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: (c)2014 Human Kinetics. This is an accepted version of the article.
Keywords: social support, parent support, psychosocial factors
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Units > Clinical Trials Unit
Identification Number: 10.1123/jpah.2012-0034
Depositing User: Daunt, Wendy
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 08:31
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 16:37
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/46824

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