Smith, Ken R.; Zick, Cathleen D.;Brown, Barbara B.; Fan, Jessie Xiaojing; Kowaleski-Jones, Lori
Physical activity during the transition from adolescence to adulthood
We examine how age, life course roles, and contextual variables relate to both the composition and the overall level of physical activity in late adolescence and early adulthood. Methods: Data on respondents age 15 to 29 y in the 2003 American Time Use Survey are used to estimate multivariate logistic regressions that assess what factors are associated with meeting the recommended level of physical activity. Results: The proportion of respondents who do 30 min or more of team sports declines over the 15 to 29 y age range even after controlling for life course and contextual covariates. Parenthood, employment status, and school enrollment have selective effects on the odds of meeting physical activity recommendations.
Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.
Time use; Active leisure; Team sports; Active transportation; Life course
Physical fitness -- Economic aspects; Physical fitness -- Social aspects; Young adults -- Conduct of life
Zick, C. D., Smith, K. R., Brown, B. B., Fan, J. X., & Kowaleski-Jones, L. (2007). Physical activity during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 4(2), 125-37