Revista Científica Salud Uninorte, Vol 34, No 2 (2018)

Tamaño de la letra:  Pequeña  Mediana  Grande

Self-efficacy in physical activity in children, body mass index And physical activity level of their parents

Sandra Milena Ahumada Satoba, Magda Lucía Florez Florez

Resumen


Objetive: To determine the relationship between self-efficacy in physical activity in children from 7 to 10 years of a school in Bogotá, their body mass index and physical activity levels of parents.

Materials and methos: Correlative descriptive quantitative study, with a sample of 60 boys and girls between 7 to 10 years 11 months and their biological parents. For the collection of the information, the questionnaire was used to evaluate the self-efficacy towards physical activity in children and the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, long version. The analysis revolved around the correlation between the main variables supported by the Spearman and Gamma correlation coefficient. The explanatory models were based on the multiple regression analysis.

Results: The relationship between self-efficacy and children's BMI was negative (Spearman's coefficient of relation - 0.107 and Gamma correlation coefficient of -, 083). The relationship between the body mass index of the children and the physical activity level of their mothers was negative, (Spearman coefficient of relationship of 0.141, and a Gamma correlation coefficient of -, 113). The relationship between the self-efficacy towards the physical activity of the children and the physical activity level of their mothers was negative, (Spearman coefficient of 0.063, and Gamma of -, 160).

Conclusion: There is little statistical significance in the relationship between self-efficacy in physical activity in children, their body mass index and physical activity levels of parents.


Palabras Clave / Keywords

Self-efficacy, Motor activity, Nursing

Tipo de Artículo

Artículo de investigación científica y tecnológica

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