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|Other Titles:||Association of Social Networks, Psychosocial Factors and Physical Activity of Adolescents|
Department of Health Promotion and Health Education National Taiwan Normal University
The main purpose of the study was to explore the relationship among background factors, peer social networks, psychosocial factors, and physical activity of the adolescents. The subjects were 232 first- and second-year junior colleges students in Taiwan with 92.8% response rate. The data were collected with a close-ended questionnaire. The main findings were as following: (1) The subjects spent 213.8 minutes on physical activity on average. Males were more physically active thanfemales in terms of time and intensity. (2) The position that the adolescents were on the social networks could influence their physical activity. The participants in a small group composed of single gender engaged in less physical activity than those who were in mixed-gendered groups and non-group members. Those who were in an all-female small group had least amount of physical activity. The participants who were in an active physical activity social networks, perceived higher benefit, higher self-efficacy, and lower barrier with physical activity engaged in more physical activity. (3) physical activity-related peer social networks was the most significant variable of physical activity with other variables controlled. (4) The variance of adolescents' engaging in
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