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Adolescents' Perceptions of Environmental Influences on Physical Activity


Ries A.V. et al

Subject Keywords: A research article examining adolescents perceptions of influences on physical activity.
Topic: Obesity
Type: Report
Region: International (other)

The aim of this study was to examine AfricanAmerican adolescentsメ perceptions of environmental influences on physical activity and identify physical activity promotion strategies.
Concept mapping with 50 adolescents was used to obtain cluster maps of conceptual domains affecting physical activity.
Seven domains were identified, including physical activity settings, social support, negative social influences, parental control, negative
environmental influences, transportation and technology issues, and financial issues. Their relative importance to physical activity
varied by gender.
This research identified salient environmental characteristics that can be measured in future studies as well as strategies for increasing physical activity in urban youths.



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Suggested citation:

Ries A.V. et al. (2008) Adolescents' Perceptions of Environmental Influences on Physical Activity [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 18th October 2019].


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