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Description and evaluation of a social cognitive model of physical activity behaviour tailored for adolescent girls

Journal Article


Abstract


  • "The aim of this paper was to describe and test a social cognitive model of physical activity tailored for adolescent girls. Participants were 1518 girls (aged 13.6 +/- 0.02 years) from 24 secondary schools in New South Wales, Australia. Useable accelerometer (>= 10 hours day(-1) on at least 3 days) and questionnaire data were obtained from 68% of this sample (N = 1035). Participants completed questionnaires assessing psychological, behavioural, social and environmental correlates of activity. The theoretical model was tested using structural equation modelling in AMOS. The model explaining accelerometer counts per minute was an adequate-to-good fit to the data (Tucker-Lewis Index = 0.89, the comparative fit index = 0.97 and the root mean square of approximation = 0.098; 90% confidence interval = 0.075-0.122) but explained only 5% of the variance in activity. There were significant model pathways from self-efficacy (r = 0.11, P = 0.01), school environment (r = 0.07, P = 0.02) and physical self-worth (r = 0.07, P = 0.04) to accelerometer counts. Although the proposed model provided an adequate-to-good fit to the data, it explained a small portion of the variance. Shared method variance may explain the larger portions of variance explained in previous studies. Future studies are encouraged to evaluate theories of physical activity behaviour change using objective measures of physical activity."

Authors


  •   Lubans, David R. (external author)
  •   Okely, Anthony D.
  •   Morgan, Philip J. (external author)
  •   Cotton, Wayne G. (external author)
  •   Puglisi, Lauren M. (external author)
  •   Miller, Judy (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Lubans, D. R., Okely, A. D., Morgan, P. J., Cotton, W., Puglisi, L. M. & Miller, J. (2012). Description and evaluation of a social cognitive model of physical activity behaviour tailored for adolescent girls. Health Education Research, 27 (1), 115-128.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84855973350

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/1200

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 13

Start Page


  • 115

End Page


  • 128

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • "The aim of this paper was to describe and test a social cognitive model of physical activity tailored for adolescent girls. Participants were 1518 girls (aged 13.6 +/- 0.02 years) from 24 secondary schools in New South Wales, Australia. Useable accelerometer (>= 10 hours day(-1) on at least 3 days) and questionnaire data were obtained from 68% of this sample (N = 1035). Participants completed questionnaires assessing psychological, behavioural, social and environmental correlates of activity. The theoretical model was tested using structural equation modelling in AMOS. The model explaining accelerometer counts per minute was an adequate-to-good fit to the data (Tucker-Lewis Index = 0.89, the comparative fit index = 0.97 and the root mean square of approximation = 0.098; 90% confidence interval = 0.075-0.122) but explained only 5% of the variance in activity. There were significant model pathways from self-efficacy (r = 0.11, P = 0.01), school environment (r = 0.07, P = 0.02) and physical self-worth (r = 0.07, P = 0.04) to accelerometer counts. Although the proposed model provided an adequate-to-good fit to the data, it explained a small portion of the variance. Shared method variance may explain the larger portions of variance explained in previous studies. Future studies are encouraged to evaluate theories of physical activity behaviour change using objective measures of physical activity."

Authors


  •   Lubans, David R. (external author)
  •   Okely, Anthony D.
  •   Morgan, Philip J. (external author)
  •   Cotton, Wayne G. (external author)
  •   Puglisi, Lauren M. (external author)
  •   Miller, Judy (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Lubans, D. R., Okely, A. D., Morgan, P. J., Cotton, W., Puglisi, L. M. & Miller, J. (2012). Description and evaluation of a social cognitive model of physical activity behaviour tailored for adolescent girls. Health Education Research, 27 (1), 115-128.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84855973350

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/edupapers/1200

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 13

Start Page


  • 115

End Page


  • 128

Volume


  • 27

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States