From enjoyment to physical activity or from physical activity to enjoyment? Longitudinal associations in parent–child dyads
Magdalena Kruk , Karolina Zarychta-Zajączkowska , Karolina Horodyska , Monika Boberska , Urte Scholz , Theda Radtke , Aleksandra Łuszczyńska
AbstractBackground: This longitudinal dyadic study used cross-lagged analyses to examine reciprocal patterns of associations between physical activity (PA) enjoyment and moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) among children and their parents. Methods: At Time 1 (T1) 879 parent–child dyads provided their data. The follow-up (Time 2, T2) took place 7–8-months later. MVPA and PA enjoyment scales were filled out separately by parents and children at T1 and T2. Findings: Child PA enjoyment (T1) predicted a higher level of child MVPA (T2), parental PA enjoyment (T1) explained a higher level of parental MVPA (T2), and parental MVPA (T1) predicted a higher level of parental PA enjoyment (T2). Furthermore, child PA enjoyment (T1) predicted a higher level of parental PA enjoyment (T2). Conclusions: Child PA enjoyment was the key variable predicting child and parental outcomes. In particular, it explained child MVPA, but also PA enjoyment among parents.
|Journal series||Psychology & Health, ISSN 0887-0446, (A 35 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.7|
|Keywords in English||Children; cross-lagged analysis; dyads; enjoyment; moderate-to-vigorous physical activity; parents|
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 1.19; : 2017 = 2.459 (2) - 2017=2.741 (5)|
|Citation count*||5 (2021-01-23)|
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