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Low physical activity among adolescents in practical education.
University of Gävle, Belastningsskadecentrum.
2005 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, ISSN 0905-7188, E-ISSN 1600-0838, Vol. 15, no 5, 287-297 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to investigate physical activity levels and factors related to physical activity among 16-year old girls and boys in secondary school practical and theoretical programs. An additional aim was to identify factors contributing to differences in physical activity patterns between the educational programs. Sixteen-year old students in the first year of secondary school in Sweden (n = 585) were systematically selected and 93% agreed to complete a questionnaire. Compared with students in theoretical programs, those in practical programs spent less time and energy per day in physical activity. Girls in practical programs were the least physically active, and boys in theoretical programs the most physically active students. Statistical analysis showed that, among students in practical programs, the influence of educational program on physical activit y level was explained by lower socio-econornic level, less parental support, lower perceived health level, and negative attitudes towards outdoor physical activities. These data suggest that promotion of physical activity should focus on students, especially girls, in practical programs. Because the difference in physical activity levels between educational programs was partly an effect of less positive parental influence, school-based programs may be especially influential in increasing physical activity levels among secondary school students.

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2005. Vol. 15, no 5, 287-297 p.
Keyword [en]
Adolescent, Attitude to Health, Energy Metabolism, Female, Health Behavior, Health Status, Humans, Logistic Models, Male, Motor Activity, Parent-Child Relations, Questionnaires, Socioeconomic Factors, Students, Sweden
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-2781DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2004.00420.xISI: 000232530400005PubMedID: 16181252OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-2781DiVA: diva2:119443
Available from: 2007-11-28 Created: 2007-11-28 Last updated: 2010-08-23Bibliographically approved

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