Changes in Interpersonal Influences, Cognitions and Physical Activity: a Panel Analysis Following Taiwanese Adolescents through Grade Transition

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161555
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Presentation
Title:
Changes in Interpersonal Influences, Cognitions and Physical Activity: a Panel Analysis Following Taiwanese Adolescents through Grade Transition
Abstract:
Changes in Interpersonal Influences, Cognitions and Physical Activity: a Panel Analysis Following Taiwanese Adolescents through Grade Transition
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
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
Despite the fact that regular physical activity is considered an important component of a health promoting lifestyle by national health authorities in Taiwan, the rate of inactivity among young people in Taiwan remains high. Few studies have explored physical activity patterns with a longitudinal approach for this population. The purposes of this longitudinal study were to: (1) determine whether physical activity beliefs and behaviors of adolescents change over the grade transition, (2) compare gender differences in these beliefs and behaviors across the transition, and (3) examine the relationships between physical activity beliefs and behaviors across the transition to determine how well physical activity after the transition is explained by physical activity prior to the transition and changes in beliefs across the transition. Structural equation model examining was performed in a sample of 969 Taiwanese adolescents to determine their influences on physical activity during the critical period of grade transition from the eighth to the ninth grade. The results of this longitudinal study point different effects of the grade transition on physical activity and its related cognitions between Taiwanese female and male adolescents. These Taiwanese female adolescents continued to be less physically active across the grade transition and spent only about half of the time engaging in physical activity comparing to their male counterparts. In addition, female adolescents reported less perceived self-efficacy and benefits of physical activity, and more perceived barriers both before and after the grade transition than their male peers. The results of model testing indicated these physical activity-related cognitions remained consistent (i.e., those who had higher perceived self-efficacy before the grade transition tend to have higher self-efficacy after the transition). The findings from this study have important implications for health professionals when they develop intervention programs to promote physical activity in this population. (Funded by Eastern Michigan University Graduate Studies and Research)
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.titleChanges in Interpersonal Influences, Cognitions and Physical Activity: a Panel Analysis Following Taiwanese Adolescents through Grade Transitionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161555-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Changes in Interpersonal Influences, Cognitions and Physical Activity: a Panel Analysis Following Taiwanese Adolescents through Grade Transition</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">2002</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">Despite the fact that regular physical activity is considered an important component of a health promoting lifestyle by national health authorities in Taiwan, the rate of inactivity among young people in Taiwan remains high. Few studies have explored physical activity patterns with a longitudinal approach for this population. The purposes of this longitudinal study were to: (1) determine whether physical activity beliefs and behaviors of adolescents change over the grade transition, (2) compare gender differences in these beliefs and behaviors across the transition, and (3) examine the relationships between physical activity beliefs and behaviors across the transition to determine how well physical activity after the transition is explained by physical activity prior to the transition and changes in beliefs across the transition. Structural equation model examining was performed in a sample of 969 Taiwanese adolescents to determine their influences on physical activity during the critical period of grade transition from the eighth to the ninth grade. The results of this longitudinal study point different effects of the grade transition on physical activity and its related cognitions between Taiwanese female and male adolescents. These Taiwanese female adolescents continued to be less physically active across the grade transition and spent only about half of the time engaging in physical activity comparing to their male counterparts. In addition, female adolescents reported less perceived self-efficacy and benefits of physical activity, and more perceived barriers both before and after the grade transition than their male peers. The results of model testing indicated these physical activity-related cognitions remained consistent (i.e., those who had higher perceived self-efficacy before the grade transition tend to have higher self-efficacy after the transition). The findings from this study have important implications for health professionals when they develop intervention programs to promote physical activity in this population. (Funded by Eastern Michigan University Graduate Studies and Research)</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:23:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:23:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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