MyJournals Home  

RSS FeedsIJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1276: Adolescents’ Physical Activity and Depressive Symptoms: A Psychosocial Mechanism (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)

 
 

24 january 2022 10:57:21

 
IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1276: Adolescents’ Physical Activity and Depressive Symptoms: A Psychosocial Mechanism (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
 


Guided by the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB; Ajzen, 1991), this study aimed to test a hypothesized path model of TPB variables (i.e., attitude toward behavior, subjective norm, perceived behavioral control, and intention) with physical activity (PA) and depressive symptoms. A total of 792 Chinese adolescents (Mage = 16.9; SD = 0.82; 54.5% females) completed previously validated questionnaires assessing their TPB variables, PA, and depressive symptoms. Correlation analysis revealed TPB variables were positively associated with PA (p < 0.01), and negatively correlated to depressive symptoms (p < 0.01). The path analyses indicated that the hypothesized model produces a goodness of fit (χ2/df = 16.14/5, CFI = 0.99, RMSEA = 0.06). The findings support the theoretical tenets of TPB and provide empirical evidence of the psychosocial mechanism of PA and depressive symptoms in Chinese adolescents. It suggests that building PA intervention strategies while considering the TPB framework may promote adolescents’ physical and mental health.


 
77 viewsCategory: Medicine, Pathology, Toxicology
 
IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1271: Surveillance Web System and Mouthwash-Saliva qPCR for Labor Ambulatory SARS-CoV-2 Detection and Prevention (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 1275: Everyone Can Implement Eduball in Physical Education to Develop Cognitive and Motor Skills in Primary School Students (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
 
 
blog comments powered by Disqus


MyJournals.org
The latest issues of all your favorite science journals on one page

Username:
Password:

Register | Retrieve

Search:

Toxicology


Copyright © 2008 - 2022 Indigonet Services B.V.. Contact: Tim Hulsen. Read here our privacy notice.
Other websites of Indigonet Services B.V.: Nieuws Vacatures News Tweets Nachrichten