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Rotter, M. ; Nigg, C.R.* ; Renda, G.A.* ; Novotny, R.*

Acculturation is not related to physical activity stage of change for children in Hawai'i.

Hawaii J. Med. Public Health 75, 35-41 (2016)
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The relationship between acculturation and physical activity stages of change is unexplored. Stages of change conceptualize behavior change as a progression through a series of five stages indicating the readiness to change behavior. The level of acculturation can be assessed using the Ethnocultural Identity Behavioral Index (EIBI) which is based on three factors: Cultural Activities, Social Interaction and Language Opportunities. The purpose of this project was to explore the relationship between parental acculturation and physical activity stages of change in Hawai'i children. Participants (N = 85; 62% female; aged 5-8 years; 22% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 42% Asian, 25% White, and 11% Other) completed the EIBI and a physical activity stages of change measure. Acculturation factor means were: Cultural Activities = 4 (SD = 1.26), Social Interaction = 3 (SD = 1.04), and Language Opportunities = 4 (SD = 1.29). The physical activity stages of change distribution was Precontemplation = 11 (13%), Contemplation/Preparation = 15 (18%), and Action/Maintenance = 59 (69%). Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) for Cultural Activities F(3, 81) = 0.77, P = .47, Social Interaction F(3, 81) = 0.93, P = .40; and Language Opportunities F(3, 81) = 1.34, P = .27 showed no significant differences between physical activity stages of change. The results of our study do not show an association between acculturation and readiness to change for physical activity. The lack of differences may be due to participants being moderately acculturated, possibly lessening the differentiation of acculturation by physical activity stages of change.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
Schlagwörter Acculturation ; Children ; Ethnocultural Identity Behavioral Index ; Physical Activity ; Stages Of Change
ISSN (print) / ISBN 2165-8218
e-ISSN 2165-8242
Quellenangaben Band: 75, Heft: 2, Seiten: 35-41 Artikelnummer: , Supplement: ,
Verlag Univ. Clinical, Education & Research Associates
Verlagsort Honolulu, Hawaii
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed