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Psychosocial correlates of physical activity in white and African-American girls.

Authors
  • Trost, Stewart G
  • Pate, Russell R
  • Dowda, Marsha
  • Ward, Dianne S
  • Felton, Gwen
  • Saunders, Ruth
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Adolescent Health
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2002
Volume
31
Issue
3
Pages
226–233
Identifiers
PMID: 12225734
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The results provided limited empirical support for the TPB among white adolescent girls; however, our findings suggest that the planned behavior framework has limited utility among African-American adolescent girls. The relatively weak link between intentions and MVPA observed in both population groups suggest that constructs external to the TPB may be more important mediators of physical activity behavior in adolescent girls.

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