Physical activity patterns and psychological correlates of physical activity among Singaporean primary, secondary, and junior college students

Wang, C.K. John and Koh, K. T. and Biddle, Stuart J. H. and Liu, W. C. and Chye, Stephanie (2011) Physical activity patterns and psychological correlates of physical activity among Singaporean primary, secondary, and junior college students. ICHPER -- SD Journal of Research in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport & Dance , 6 (2). pp. 3-9. ISSN 1930-4595

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to examine physical activity patterns and psychological correlates of physical activity among primary, secondary, and junior college students in Singapore. A sample of 3,333 school students aged 10 to 18 years took part in the study. Results showed that the younger students had significantly higher physical activity levels compared to the older students. In contrast, the older students had significantly higher prevalence of sedentary activity compared to their younger counterparts. Multiple regression analyses showed that the predictors of physical activity intention were different for the three age groups but similar between the two genders. Overall, these findings confirmed the characteristics of physical activity participation in school students and showed that physical activity and sedentary behaviors among students in Singapore were not inversely related to each other. In addition, results also showed that the psychological correlates were different for different age groups.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 06:08
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2018 02:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: determinants; lifestyles; physical activity intentions; sedentary behaviors
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32226

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