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Pellicer-Chenoll, Maite; Garcia-Massó, Xavier; Morales, Jose; Serra-Añó, Pilar; Solana-Tramunt, Mònica; González, Luis-Millán; Toca-Herrera, José-Luis – Health Education Research, 2015
The relationship among physical activity, physical fitness and academic achievement in adolescents has been widely studied; however, controversy concerning this topic persists. The methods used thus far to analyse the relationship between these variables have included mostly traditional lineal analysis according to the available literature. The…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Ehlers, Diane K.; Huberty, Jennifer L.; Beseler, Cheryl L. – Health Education Research, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine: (i) the effect of schools' baseline community readiness (CR) on youth physical activity (PA) at recess prior to the Ready for Recess intervention; (ii) if changes in PA due to the intervention were explained by baseline CR and (iii) if specific components of the intervention altered an association…
Descriptors: Readiness, Physical Activities, Intervention, Defense Mechanisms
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Bauer, K. W.; Neumark-Sztainer, D.; Hannan, P. J.; Fulkerson, J. A.; Story, M. – Health Education Research, 2011
Identifying factors that contribute to students' behavior and weight improvements during school-based obesity prevention interventions is critical for the development of effective programs. The current study aims to determine whether the support and resources that adolescent girls received from their families were associated with improvements in…
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Composition, Intervention, Physical Activities
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Araujo-Soares, Vera; McIntyre, Teresa; Sniehotta, Falko F. – Health Education Research, 2009
This paper aims to test the direct predictors of the theory of planned behaviour (TPB), action planning and coping planning as predictors of changes in physical activity (PA) in 157 adolescents (mean age: 12). TPB measures, the Action Planning and Coping Planning Scales (APCPS) and the International Physical Activity Questionnaires were measured…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals), Intention