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Leisure-time physical activity as a determinant of self-perceived fitness.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8321575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper examined the extent to which a reliable measure of leisure-time physical activity is predictive of self-perceived fitness among 40 British university students (mean age = 20.6 yr.). Spearman's rank-order correlations indicated that self-perceived fitness, on an ordinal scale of 1 through 5, was positively correlated 0.48 with Total activity score and 0.54 with one of its subfractions, Very Hard activity. An additional association of 0.52 with an estimate of cardiorespiratory endurance capacity meant that 35.4% of the variation in self-perceived fitness was accounted for by leisure-time physical activity and fitness variables (R = 0.60). These findings provide support that notions of perceived fitness are not inaccurate and are influenced by the amount and types of leisure-time physical activity undertaken.
Authors:
K L Lamb; P G Morris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  1993 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-03     Completed Date:  1993-08-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1043-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Movement Science and Physical Education, University of Liverpool.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Exercise / psychology*
Female
Humans
Leisure Activities*
Male
Physical Fitness / psychology*
Self Concept*

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