There are significant and wide-ranging health benefits of physical activity, yet the majority of adolescents in the United States do not engage in the recommended amount. This poses a significant public health challenge. Parents have a substantial influence on adolescents' levels of activity, indicating that parenting may be an especially salient target of interventions designed to promote physical activity. The current study tested the hypothesis that a family intervention to promote effective parenting would have a positive collateral effect on adolescent physical activity.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2015Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 39-46)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Psychology