A Content Analysis of Physical Activity in TV Shows Popular Among Adolescents.
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Research quarterly for exercise and sport, ISSN: 2168-3824, Vol: 88, Issue: 1, Page: 72-82
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- Medicine; Health Professions
Previous research has demonstrated that television has the potential to influence youth behaviors, but little evidence exists on how television depicts physical activity (PA), an important public health priority for youth. This mixed-methods study investigated depictions of television characters' participation in PA in the top 25 favorite shows ranked by a diverse sample of 2,793 adolescents.