Data from: Naturally-occurring changes in social-cognitive factors modify change in physical activity during early adolescence

Rodney K. Dishman, Marsha Dowda, Kerry L. McIver, Ruth P. Saunders, Russell R. Pate & Rod K. Dishman
Purpose. To determine whether naturally-occurring changes in children's motives and beliefs are associated with the steep decline in physical activity observed from childhood to early adolescence. Methods. Latent growth modeling was applied in longitudinal tests of social-cognitive influences, and their interactions, on physical activity in a large cohort of boys and girls evaluated annually between 5th and 7th grades. Results. Measurement equivalence of motives and beliefs was confirmed between boys and girls. After adjustment for...

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  • 2017

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  • University of Georgia
  • University of South Carolina