Rural Adolescents’ Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity
Objective: The prevalence of adolescents’ obesity is higher in rural than urban areas. Physical activity (PA) is important in obesity prevention. The Bioecological Theory of Development posits that an individual's behavior is influenced by one’s interactions with their environment. Interventions promoting PA in context of the environment for rural adolescents are needed. The objective of this study is to identify barriers and facilitators to PA among 6th-8th grade adolescents.
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
DOI of Published Version
Kattelmann, Kendra; Chen, B.; Daniels, A. M.; Zies, S.; Lindshield, E.; and KIdd, T., "Rural Adolescents’ Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity" (2016). Health and Nutritional Sciences Faculty Publications. 241.