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Table 4 Differences in specific parental attitudes with regard to aerobic and strength exercise behaviour of their child (N = 314)

From: Aerobic and strength exercises for youngsters aged 12 to 15: what do parents think?

Determinant (1–7) Aerobic Strength t (df) p
M (sd) M (sd)
Possible 5.36 (1.53) 4.20 (1.82) −11,76 (313) < .001
Facilities 5.54 (1.37) 4.74 (1.66) −9,87 (313) < .001
Fit/strong 3.63 (1.63) 4.39 (1.55) −8,35 (313) < .001
Worse/better 4,58 (1.33) 4.15 (1.16) −5,85 (313) < .001
Enjoyable 4,42 (1.31) 3.61 (1.30) −9,62 (313) < .001
Good 4,73 (1.45) 4.26 (1.35) −5,69 (313) < .001
Allowed when wanted 5,82 (1.08) 4.82 (1.38) −12,50 (313) < .001
Encouraged when wanted 5,75 (1.02) 4.33 (1.46) −16,96 (313) < .001
Expectation 4,74 (1.62) 2.88 (1.54) −18,35 (313) < .001
  1. Note. Please note that the specific questions belonging to the constructs above are described in Table 1