Factors predicting the physical activity behavior of female adolescents: A test of the health promotion model

Mohamadian, H. and Ghannaee-Arani, M. (2014) Factors predicting the physical activity behavior of female adolescents: A test of the health promotion model. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, 47 (1). pp. 64-71.

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Objectives: Physical activity behavior begins to decline during adolescence and continues to decrease throughout young adulthood. This study aims to explain factors that influence physical activity behavior in a sample of female adolescents using a health promotion model framework. Methods: This cross-sectional survey was used to explore physical activity behavior among a sample of female adolescents. Participants completed measures of physical activity, perceived self-efficacy, self-esteem, social support, perceived barriers, and perceived affect. Interactions among the variables were examined using path analysis within a covariance modeling framework. Results: The final model accounted for an R2 value of 0.52 for physical activity and offered a good model-data fit. The results indicated that physical activity was predicted by self-esteem (β=0.46, p<0.001), perceived self-efficacy (β=0.40, p<0.001), social support (β= 0.24, p<0.001), perceived barriers (β=-0.19, p<0.001), and perceived affect (β=0.17, p<0.001). Conclusions: The findings of this study showed that the health promotion model was useful to predict physical activity behavior among the Iranian female adolescents. Information related to the predictors of physical activity behavior will help researchers plan more tailored culturally relevant health promotion interventions for this population. © Copyright 2014 The Korean Society for Preventive Medicine.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent; adolescent behavior; adult; article; controlled study; cross-sectional study; demography; female; health care survey; Health Promotion Model; human; named inventories, questionnaires and rating scales; normal human; path analysis; physical activity; physical activity behavior; physical activity for adolescents; Positive and Negative Affect Schedule; Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale; self concept; self esteem; social support; young adult; body mass; exercise; health behavior; health promotion; theoretical model, Adolescent; Body Mass Index; Cross-Sectional Studies; Demography; Exercise; Female; Health Behavior; Health Promotion; Humans; Models, Theoretical; Self Efficacy; Social Support
Subjects: Health Professions
Divisions: Faculty of Health > Department of Public health
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2017 21:57
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2017 21:57
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/454

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