Identifying correlates and determinants of physical activity in youth: How can we advance the field?

Andrew J Atkin, Esther M F van Sluijs, James Dollman, Wendell C Taylor, Rebecca M Stanley

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This commentary provides a critical discussion of current research investigating the correlates and determinants of physical activity in young people, with specific focus on conceptual, theoretical and methodological issues. We draw on current child and adolescent literature and our own collective expertise to illustrate our discussion. We conclude with recommendations that will strengthen future research and help to advance the field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-169
Number of pages3
JournalPreventive Medicine
Early online date3 Mar 2016
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016


  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Physical activity
  • Behaviour change
  • Correlates

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