Families, Lifestyles, and Parenting

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In my article Associations among social capital, parenting for active lifestyles, and youth physical activity in rural families living in upstate New York, were examine parents’ support of children’s physical activity as a connection factor linking social capital and youth physical activity in a largely rural cross sectional sample of America children aged 6 to 19 years and their parents and/or guardians living in upstate New York. In the study there was a total 767 families that participated. The information collected for this study was a part of the 2009 Upstate Health and Wellness Survey. Households were randomly selected from seven rural Central New York counties using a sampling frame provided by Genesys Corporation of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. The parents were asked a series of questions about their neighborhood and children’s active level. In the study it was hypothesized that social capital would predict youth physical activity through parental support for physical activity. The results of the study slightly supported the hypothesis.

In my article Associations among social capital, parenting for active lifestyles, and youth physical activity in rural families living in upstate New York, were examine parents’ support of children’s physical activity as a connection factor linking social capital and youth physical activity in a largely rural cross sectional sample of America children aged 6 to 19 years and their parents and/or guardians living in upstate New York. The information collected for this study was a part of the 2009 Upstate Health and Wellness Survey. Households were randomly selected from seven rural Central New York counties using a sampling frame provided by Genesys Corporation of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. For each household, a parent or guardian was asked to complete and return a self-administered survey with reference of one child living their household who...
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