publication . Other literature type . Article . 2012

Influence of Peers and Friends on Overweight/Obese Youths' Physical Activity

Jacob E. Barkley; Lisa J. Germeroth; Sarah-Jeanne Salvy; Julie C. Bowker;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2012
Abstract
SALVY, S-J., J.C. BOWKER, L. GERMEROTH, and J. BARKLEY. Influence of peers and friends on overweight/obeseyouths’ physical activity. Exerc. Sport Sci. Rev., Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 127Y132, 2012. This review offers a theoreticalframework to account for the effects of peers on youths’ physical activity. Our research indicates the following: 1) that the youth aremore physically active in the presence of friends and peers than in the presence of family members or when alone, 2) peers and friendsincrease overweight/obese youths’ motivation to be physically active, 3) peers’ weight status does not moderate the effect of peers on youths’physical activity, and 4) experienc...
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free text keywords: Article, Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Social influence, Overweight, medicine.symptom, medicine, Social environment, Socialization, Ostracism, Peer victimization, Developmental psychology, Cardiovascular fitness, Psychosocial, Psychology
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