Youth PA

A social network analysis approach to group and individual perceptions of child physical activity

Child physical activity (PA) is influenced by social environment. Self-perception and perception of others’ behaviors may impact health behaviors such as PA. This study examines associations between child networks, perception of their own PA, and the …

Network autocorrelation of perceived physical activity skill competence among adolescents at a summer care program:a pilot study

**Purpose:** This study investigates the possible association between adolescent friendship networks and perceived physical activity skill competence in a summer care program. **Design:** Adolescents participated in researcher-administered surveys at …

I Play, You Play, We Play: Concurrent activity at Play Streets

**Purpose:** Despite multiple health benefits, many children and teens do not achieve recommended amounts of physical activity (PA). Temporary changes to the built environment like Play Streets, temporarily closing streets to create safe places to …

Network effects on adolescent perceived barriers to physical activity

**Background:** Adolescent physical activity (PA) is widely linked to positive health outcomes. Unfortunately, 80% of adolescents do not meet recommendations, which may be due to perceived barriers to PA. Peer interactions significantly affect …

Perceived physical activity competence spatial autocorrelation among adolescent friendship networks at a summer care program

**Introduction:** Adolescent physical activity (PA) is considered vital for healthy psychological, social, and physical development. Adolescents who report feeling they are more competent in PA are more likely to achieve recommended amounts of PA. …

Child play network influences on physical literacy in Mexican-heritage Colonias

**BACKGROUND and PURPOSE** Physical activity (PA) is beneficial for child health; however, few children meet PA guidelines. Physical literacy (PL), a concept related to movement knowledge and skills, promotes child PA. Social relationships impact …

Sport participation effects on adolescent play networks at summer care programs

**Introduction:** Adolescent physical activity (PA) is associated with many health benefits; yet, many adolescents are less active during summer. Summer care programs (e.g., Boys & Girls Clubs) can promote adolescent PA while providing opportunities …

Network clustering based on team sport participation for adolescents attending summer care programs

**Introduction:** Adolescent physical activity (PA) is associated with many health benefits; yet, many adolescents are less active during summer. Summer care programs (e.g., Boys & Girls Clubs) can promote adolescent PA while providing opportunities …

Network impact on adolescent perceived barriers to physical activity

**Introduction:** Physical activity (PA) is widely linked to positive health outcomes among adolescents. Unfortunately, 80% of adolescents world-wide do not meet daily recommendations, which may be due to perceived barriers to PA. Peer groups and …

A social network analysis approach to group and individual perceptions of adolescent physical activity

**BACKGROUND and PURPOSE** Adolescents’ physical activity (PA) behaviors are greatly impacted by their social environment. Peer support is associated with increased time engaging in vigorous levels of PA and increased positive perceptions of PA for …