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Title: Interrelationships of adolescent physical activity, screen-based sedentary behaviour, and social and psychological health
Authors: Iannotti, Ronald J.
Janssen, Ian
Haug, Ellen
Kololo, Hanna
Annaheim, Beatrice
Borraccino, Alberto
Calmeiro, Luis
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Social & Health Sciences
Keywords: Physical activity
Sedentary behaviour
Life satisfaction
Social relationships
Health complaints
Substance use
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Published version (c)Springer Verlag, available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00038-009-5410-z. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Citation: Iannotti, R.J., et al. 2009. Interrelationships of adolescent physical activity, screen-based sedentary behaviour, and social and psychological health. International Journal of Public Health. 54(Suppl. 2): pp.191–198. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00038-009-5410-z
Abstract: Objectives: To examine how adolescent physical activity (PA)and screen-based media sedentary behaviours (SBM) relate to psychological and social health and identify cross-national differences in these relationships. Methods: Associations were examined in five regions using two Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) countries from each. Results: Self-reported psychological and social health indices such as self-image, perceived health status, and Life Satisfaction were positively related to PA in all five regions but, with a few exceptions, negatively related to SBM. Negative health indices such as health complaints and tobacco use were negatively related to PA but, with exceptions, positively related to SBM. Significant regional differences were present. Conclusions: Regional differences in correlates of PA and SBM suggest cultural differences in potential effects of PA and SBM and the need to tailor school and public health efforts to the different meanings of PA and SBM for positive and negative health consequences.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/604
ISSN: 1661-8556
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