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dc.contributor.authorOjala, Kristiina
dc.contributor.authorHuotari, Pertti
dc.contributor.authorVillberg, Jari
dc.contributor.authorTynjälä, Jorma
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-18T06:41:10Z
dc.date.available2021-08-18T06:41:10Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationOjala, K., Huotari, P., Villberg, J., & Tynjälä, J. (2021). The Associations between Physical Activity and Body-Esteem in 15-Year-Old Adolescents : A Cross-Sectional Study from Finland. <i>Physical Activity and Health</i>, <i>5</i>(1), 154-165. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5334/paah.107" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.5334/paah.107</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_99272463
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77413
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Physical activity promotes a positive physical self-image, but less is known about whether the positive effect covers the general self-evaluation of adolescent appearance. This study aimed to further explore the associations between physical activity and body-esteem in Finnish adolescents, via a country-representative cross-sectional study design. Methods: The data for the study were drawn from the Finnish component of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study (2014), using surveys from 15-year-old adolescents (n=1956, mean age 15.8 years) from 122 schools. Self-evaluations of body or appearance were measured by the Body-Esteem Scale for Adolescents and Adults (BESAA). A mixed effects linear regression analysis for body-esteem was conducted separately for boys and girls. The explanatory variables were (i) self-reported moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), (ii) weight status, (iii) self-esteem, and (iv) socioeconomic status. The covariates used in the models were maturation state and ethnic background. Results: The body-esteem score was highest among adolescents who reported engagement in MVPA corresponding to the international recommendation for adolescents’ physical activity. The positive association between MVPA and body-esteem was found even when it was considered in conjunction with other body image-related factors, but only among boys. The variance in MVPA explained 5.0% of the body-esteem variance in the model for boys (Model R2 = 26.3%). Conclusions: The physical activity of young people should be further promoted for a variety of health reasons, including its positive association with higher body-esteem. However, consideration should be given to gender differences and other factors related in this complex association.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUbiquity Press, Ltd.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPhysical Activity and Health
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.otheradolescents
dc.subject.otherbody-esteem
dc.subject.otherbody image
dc.subject.otherphysical activity
dc.subject.otherself-esteem
dc.titleThe Associations between Physical Activity and Body-Esteem in 15-Year-Old Adolescents : A Cross-Sectional Study from Finland
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202108184576
dc.contributor.laitosLiikuntatieteellinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Sport and Health Sciencesen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange154-165
dc.relation.issn2515-2270
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume5
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2021 the Authors
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dc.subject.ysonuoret
dc.subject.ysoruumiinkuva
dc.subject.ysoitsetunto
dc.subject.ysofyysinen aktiivisuus
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p11617
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p11168
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p266
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p23102
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.5334/paah.107
jyx.fundinginformationThe authors received no financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article.


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