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Title: The mediating role of physical self-concept on relations between biological maturity status and physical activity in adolescent females
Authors: Cumming, Sean P.
Standage, Martyn
Loney, Thomas
Gammon, Catherine
Neville, Helen
Sherar, Lauren B.
Malina, Robert M.
Keywords: Growth
Maturity
Girls
Puberty
Physical activity
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: CUMMING, S. ... et al., 2011. The mediating role of physical self-concept on relations between biological maturity status and physical activity in adolescent females. Journal of Adolescence, 34 (3), pp.465-473.
Abstract: The current study examined the mediating role of physical self-concept on relations between biological maturity status and self-reported physical activity in adolescent British females. Biological maturity status, physical self-concept and physical activity were assessed in 407 female British year 7-9 pupils (M age = 13.2 years, SD = 1.0). Participants completed the Physical Activity Questionnaire for Adolescents (Kowalski, Crocker, & Donen, 2004) and the Children and Youth Physical Self-Perceptions Profile (Whitehead, 1995). Percentage of predicted adult height attained at measurement was used as an estimate of biological maturity status. Structural equation modelling using maximum likelihood estimation and bootstrapping procedures revealed that perceptions of sports competence, body attractiveness and physical self-worth mediated an inverse relation between maturity status and physical activity. The results provide partial support for Petersen and Taylor's (1980) Mediated Effects Model of Psychological and Behavioural Adaptation to Puberty within the context of physical activity.
Sponsor: This research was supported by Grant #SG-46063 from The British Academy, entitled ‘Relations Between Biological Maturation, Exercise Behavior, and Psychological Health in British Adolescents’.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2010.06.006
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22566
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2010.06.006
ISSN: 0140-1971
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