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AuthorSaller, Franziska V. I.
AuthorKhaled, Salma M.
Available date2018-10-31T11:45:54Z
Publication Date2018-10-03
Publication NameInternational Journal of Adolescence and Youthen_US
Identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673843.2018.1515087
CitationFranziska V. I. Saller & Salma M. Khaled (2018): Potential psychosocial influences on gender differences in physical activity among Qatari adolescents: a first insight through descriptive observation, International Journal of Adolescence and Youth
ISSN0267-3843
ISSN0267-3843
URIhttp://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rady20
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/11171
AbstractAdolescents in Qatar have some of the highest levels of inactivity and gender inequality in physical activity (PA) among all adolescents in the world. Contextual psychosocial influences remain unknown to date. The current study is a secondary analysis of 1,157 Qatari students (13 to 20 years of age) who completed a national cross-sectional survey. Males reported significantly higher daily PA than females (p < 0.0001) and increasing daily PA with personal importance for PA (p = 0.0140). However, compared to females, significantly higher proportion of daily active males were in the lowest level of self-efficacy (p = 0.0096), body shape satisfaction (p = 0.0003), likeness of body in pictures (p = 0.0011), and highest levels of psychological distress (p = 0.0313). Our results support positive association between adverse psychosocial constructs and daily PA in both genders; poor psychosocial profile was more pronounced among adolescent males. Future strategies aiming to increase PA should take into consideration these differences.
Languageen
PublisherTaylor & Francis Open
SubjectPhysical activity
Subjectadolescence
Subjectactivity
Subjectinequality
Subjectgeneral
Subjectself-efficacy
Subjectbody image
SubjectQatar
TitlePotential psychosocial influences on gender differences in physical activity among Qatari adolescents: a first insight through descriptive observation
TypeArticle
dc.identifier.essn 2164-4527
dc.identifier.essn 2164-4527


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