Atividade física na adolescência: a importância do apoio e dos níveis de atividade física dos amigos

Translated title of the contribution: Physical activity in adolescence: The importance of friends' support and physical activity levels

Pedro Torrado, João Martins, Pedro Rendeiro, Adilson Marques, Francisco Carreiro Da Costa

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Abstract

This study analyzed the importance of peer support and physical activity (PA) in the PA levels of adolescents from grades 9 to 12 from 16 schools of Lisbon and Setúbal. A questionnaire was completed by 783 adolescents (404 boys; 15.7 ± 1.5 years). It was examined whether the formal, informal and total PA levels, MVPA and DE differed depending on the years of schooling (t-test), the received support (Mann-Whitney test) and friends' PA perceived (Spearman's Rho test). The 9th graders had significantly higher levels of informal PA than 12th graders (M = 2.7 sessions per week vs. M = 2.1), as well as higher peer support (M = 9.8 vs. M = 9.1). Students with higher support presented higher formal, informal and total PA levels than those with lower support. The influence of friends should be considered in programs to promote active lifestyles.

Translated title of the contributionPhysical activity in adolescence: The importance of friends' support and physical activity levels
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)297-303
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Iberoamericana de Psicologia del Ejercicio y el Deporte
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Correlates
  • Peers
  • Physical activity
  • Youth

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