Identifying correlates and determinants of physical activity in youth: How can we advance the field?
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Atkin, A., Van Sluijs, E., Dollman, J., Taylor, W. C., & Stanley, R. M. (2016). Identifying correlates and determinants of physical activity in youth: How can we advance the field?. Preventive Medicine, 87 167-169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.02.040
This commentary provides a critical discussion of current research investigating the correlates and determinants of physical activity in young people, with specific focus on conceptual, theoretical and methodological issues. We draw on current child and adolescent literature and our own collective expertise to illustrate our discussion. We conclude with recommendations that will strengthen future research and help to advance the field.
children, adolescents, physical activity, behaviour change, correlates
The work of Andrew J Atkin was supported by the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), a UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence (RES-590-28-0002). Funding from the British Heart Foundation, Department of Health, Economic and Social Research Council, Medical Research Council, and the Wellcome Trust, under the auspices of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, is gratefully acknowledged. The work of Esther MF van Sluijs was supported by the Medical Research Council (MC_UU_12015/7).
Wellcome Trust (087636/Z/08/Z)
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External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.02.040
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/254113
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