Correlates of exercise participation in adolescents: Populations at risk across the lifespan: Empirical studies

Ali A. Ammouri, Harsohena Kaur, Geri B. Neuberger, Byron Gajewski, Won S. Choi

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Objective: The purpose of this analysis was to determine correlates of exercise participation among adolescents. Design: A secondary analysis was conducted of data from a cross-sectional survey of 300 adolescents seen at an urban clinic. Using descriptive statistics and path analysis, we examined the direct and indirect effects of independent variables on exercise participation. Results: Independent variables accounted for 15% of variance in exercise participation. In gender-stratified models, independent variables explained 18% of the variance for females. Older females were associated with lower exercise participation scores (β = -.273, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-120
Number of pages10
JournalPublic Health Nursing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007



  • Correlates
  • Exercise
  • Female adolescents
  • Physical activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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