Intention to be Physically Active is Influenced by Physical Activity and Fitness, Sedentary Behaviours, and Life Satisfaction in Adolescents

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Title: Intention to be Physically Active is Influenced by Physical Activity and Fitness, Sedentary Behaviours, and Life Satisfaction in Adolescents
Authors: Grao Cruces, Alberto | Fernández Martínez, Antonio | Nuviala Nuviala, Alberto | Pérez Turpin, José Antonio
Research Group/s: Grupo de Investigación en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte (GICAFD)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Didáctica General y Didácticas Específicas
Keywords: Exercise | Physical conditioning | Sedentary lifestyle | Sports | Teenagers | Value of life
Knowledge Area: Educación Física y Deportiva
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Croatian Anthropological Society
Citation: Collegium Antropologicum. 2015, 39(3): 567-573
Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine the association of levels of physical activity (PA), physical fitness (PF), sedentary lifestyle and life satisfaction with the intention to be physically active after secondary school graduation, in teenagers of both genders. A total of 1986 Spanish adolescents (12-16 years) participated in this cross-sectional study. PA, sedentary lifestyle, life satisfaction and intention to be physically active were assessed through validated questionnaires, and PF was evaluated objectively with the ALPHA battery tests. In both genders, adolescents who had significantly higher odds ratios (OR) of showing low intention to be physically active had low level of PA, cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular fitness in the lower body, and they were more sedentary in front of the computer. The girls that spent a lot of time watching TV and the boys with low life satisfaction also showed higher OR of having low intention to be physically active.
Sponsor: This study received support from the »University Teaching Staff programme«, implemented by the Spanish Government, the Ministry of Education (AP–2009–3829).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/106612
ISSN: 1848-9486
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © Croatian Anthropological Society
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://www.collantropol.hr/antropo/article/view/1303
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