Participation in sports is associated with numerous physical and psychosocial health benefits, however, participation declines with age, and knowledge of perceived barriers to participation in children is lacking. This longitudinal study of children and adolescents aimed to use the ecological model of physical activity to assess changes in barriers to participation in sports clubs to identify age- and weight-specific targets for intervention.
- weight status
- sport participation
- sports clubs
Basterfield, L., Gardner, L., Reilly, J. K., Pearce, M. S., Parkinson, K. N., Adamson, A. J., Reilly, J. J., & Vella, S. A. (2016). Can't play, won't play: longitudinal changes in perceived barriers to participation in sports clubs across the child-adolescent transition. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 2(1), 1-7. [e000079]. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2015-000079