Gender differences in determinants of physical activity among Taiwanese adolescents: A structural equation model approach

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159693
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Presentation
Title:
Gender differences in determinants of physical activity among Taiwanese adolescents: A structural equation model approach
Abstract:
Gender differences in determinants of physical activity among Taiwanese adolescents: A structural equation model approach
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Wu, Tsu-Yin
P.I. Institution Name:Eastern Michigan University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Department of Nursing, 311 Marshall Building, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, USA
Contact Telephone:734.487.2297
Regular physical activity has been considered as an important component of healthy lifestyle. Nevertheless, epidemiological statistics consistently showed that adolescent boys are more active than adolescent girls. The purpose of this descriptive, exploratory study is to test causal models derived from Pender (1996)'s Health Promotion Model (HPM) for Taiwanese adolescent girls and boys by examining direct and indirect effects of physical activity-related cognitive and interpersonal variables on physical activity. 969 Taiwanese eighth graders were recruited and completed questionnaire containing established self-report measures of the study variables. The findings from this study supported different causal processes of participation in physical activity for both gender groups of Taiwanese adolescents. In agreement with other American studies, this study confirms Taiwanese female adolescents participated less amount of physical activity than males. In addition, both genders differed significantly in cognitive and interpersonal variables which are proposed as determinants of physical activity in this study. Specifically, girls perceived less positive in self-efficacy and benefits, more barriers and less social support from their peers and family members than boys. Variables examined in this study explained 25-28% of variance in Taiwanese adolescents' physical activity for both gender groups. Implications for nursing practice and research will be addressed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGender differences in determinants of physical activity among Taiwanese adolescents: A structural equation model approachen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159693-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Gender differences in determinants of physical activity among Taiwanese adolescents: A structural equation model approach</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wu, Tsu-Yin</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Eastern Michigan University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Department of Nursing, 311 Marshall Building, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">734.487.2297</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">tsu-yin.wu@emich.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Regular physical activity has been considered as an important component of healthy lifestyle. Nevertheless, epidemiological statistics consistently showed that adolescent boys are more active than adolescent girls. The purpose of this descriptive, exploratory study is to test causal models derived from Pender (1996)'s Health Promotion Model (HPM) for Taiwanese adolescent girls and boys by examining direct and indirect effects of physical activity-related cognitive and interpersonal variables on physical activity. 969 Taiwanese eighth graders were recruited and completed questionnaire containing established self-report measures of the study variables. The findings from this study supported different causal processes of participation in physical activity for both gender groups of Taiwanese adolescents. In agreement with other American studies, this study confirms Taiwanese female adolescents participated less amount of physical activity than males. In addition, both genders differed significantly in cognitive and interpersonal variables which are proposed as determinants of physical activity in this study. Specifically, girls perceived less positive in self-efficacy and benefits, more barriers and less social support from their peers and family members than boys. Variables examined in this study explained 25-28% of variance in Taiwanese adolescents' physical activity for both gender groups. Implications for nursing practice and research will be addressed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:14:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:14:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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