2021
DOI: 10.1590/0102-311x00196819 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Social support is an important predictor for the maintenance of physical activity in adolescence. Thus, the social-ecological approach values the impact of individuals or groups interaction with available resources in the social environment for adopting an active lifestyle. This study analyzes social support from family and friends for adolescents to practice physical activity. Guided by the Social-Ecological Theory, an observational cross-sectional structural equations modeling was applied to 2,710 Brazilians… Show more

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“…Additionally, best friend's gender, perceived exercise barriers, and social support were significant correlates of PA in children and adolescents [59,69,82]. Adolescents with higher perceived social support from friends and social networks demonstrated higher levels of PA participation [5,77], and boys garnered greater social support than girls [52]. However, girls who perceived more peer support were more physically active than boys [62].…”
Section: Microsystemmentioning
“…In studies that included children, parental support [5,6,53,70,71,76,78], and neighborhood environments [8,62,68] were dominant influential factors in children's non-organized PA participation. Among studies with adolescent participants, PA participation was affected by more internal factors: PA enjoyment and self-efficacy [56,59,74,80] and social interactions [52,54,55,58,60,64,69,77]. As age increased, PA participation exhibited complexities in both external and internal patterns in adolescents' PA participation, especially during the transition of puberty.…”
Section: Differences Between Children and Adolescentsmentioning
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