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Perceived family functioning and friendship quality: cross-sectional associations with physical activity and sedentary behaviours.

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Atkin, AJ 
Bamber, D 
Ekelund, U 


This study examined the association of adolescent-reported family functioning and friendship quality with objectively-measured moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA), sedentary time, and self-reported sedentary behaviours.



Adolescents, Family, Peers, Physical activity, Sedentary behaviour

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Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act

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Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Medical Research Council (MC_UU_12015/3)
Medical Research Council (MC_UU_12015/7)
Wellcome Trust (074296/Z/04/Z)
Medical Research Council (MC_U106179473)
The work of Andrew J Atkin, Kirsten Corder, and Esther M F van Sluijs was supported, wholly or in part, 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 M F van Sluijs, Kirsten Corder, Ulf Ekelund and Soren Brage was supported by the Medical Research Council (MC_UU_12015/7, MC_UU_12015/3). The ROOTS data collection was supported by a programme grant to Ian Goodyer (074296/Z/04/Z) from the Wellcome Trust and by the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit and Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research.