Hunter Smart, J. E., Cumming, S. P., Sherar, L. B., Standage, M., Neville, H. and Malina, R. M., 2012. Maturity associated variance in physical activity and health-related quality of life in adolescent females. A mediated effects model. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 9 (1), pp. 86-95.
Background: This study tested a mediated effects model of psychological and behavioral adaptation to puberty within the context of physical activity (PA). Methods: Biological maturity status, physical self-concept, PA, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) were assessed in 222 female British year 7 to 9 pupils (mean age = 12.7 years, SD = .8). Results: Structural equation modeling using maximum likelihood estimation and bootstrapping procedures supported the hypothesized model. Maturation status was inversely related to perceptions of sport competence, body attractiveness, and physical condition; and indirectly and inversely related to physical self-worth, PA, and HRQoL. Examination of the bootstrap-generated bias-corrected confidence intervals representing the direct and indirect paths between suggested that physical self-concept partially mediated the relations between maturity status and PA, and maturity status and HRQoL. Conclusions: Evidence supports the contention that perceptions of the physical self partially mediate relations maturity, PA, and HRQoL in adolescent females
|Item Type ||Articles|
|Creators||Hunter Smart, J. E., Cumming, S. P., Sherar, L. B., Standage, M., Neville, H. and Malina, R. M.|
|Departments||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Health|
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