"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"
2017, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part I
Physical activity readiness and psychosocial determinants of participation in physical activity among school childrenAuthor(s):
Vishnu U PethkarAbstract:
The purpose of this research was to compare the gender wise differences in physical activity readiness, family and friends support for physical activity and self-confidence for physical activity among school children. For this descriptive comparative survey method was used. Total of 96 students (49 boys and 47 girls) from secondary schools in Pune city were selected as sample. Physical activity readiness was determined using stages of transtheoretical model, Family and friends support for physical activity was measured using modified version of Social support for Exercise Scale by Kaczynski (2007). Similarly Self Confidence for physical activity was measured using modified version of Self-Efficacy for Exercise Behaviours Scale by Kaczynski (2007). Result shows that majority of the students are at preparation stage and some at action stage who needs to progress to maintenance stage as soon as possible. The support students are getting is of average level and their self-confidence is just above average. On comparing the scores gender wise there is significant difference in family support and friends support for participation in physical activity but self-confidence shows no significant difference at 0.05 level of significance.Pages: 499-502 | 882 Views 29 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Vishnu U Pethkar. Physical activity readiness and psychosocial determinants of participation in physical activity among school children. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(3):499-502.