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Table 5 Determinants of parental attitude about their child’s strength exercise behaviour and parental assent (whether or not they allowed their child to engage in strength exercises

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

  General attitude about child’s strength exercises Is your child allowed to participate in exercises with the emphasis on strength exercises?
(N = 314)
(N = 314)
Determinant r β CI (95 %) r β CI (95 %)
Age parent -.11 -   -.03 -  
Age child -.01 -   .05 -  
Gender parent (1 = M) .06 -   .02 -  
Gender child (1 = M) -.02 -   .02 -  
BMI parent -.03 -   -.002 -  
BMI z-score child -.16* -   -.10 -  
Parent exercise (minutes/week) (n = 192) .13 -   .13 -  
Child exercise (minutes/week) (n = 232) -.06 -   -.03 -  
Kind of exercise parent (n = 192)a .25* -   .21 -  
Kind of exercise child (n = 232)a -.06 -   .02 -  
Parental assent strength exercises child .68** NA   - -  
Parental assent aerobic exercises child .26** .02 -.08, .12 .42** .21** .10, .24
Parental Attitudes about physical activity       
Attitude about parent physical activity .24** -.07 -.27, .08 .12 -  
Attitude about child physical activity .15* -   .10 -  
Attitudes about strength exercises       
Attitude about parent strength exercises .55** .44** .39, .64 .32** .12* .04, .33
Attitude about child strength exercises - -   .68** NA  
Possible .30** .07 -.02, .11 .30** .09 -.001, .16
Facilities .14* -   .16* -  
Fit/strong -.15 * -   -.07 -  
Worse/better .20** -.07 -.21, .06 .19* -  
Enjoyable .40** .13* .02, .24 .31** .12* .02, .29
Good .23** -.01 -.13, .11 .20** .07 -.11, .13
Allowed when wanted .52** .05 −08, .18 .55** .19* .06, .40
Encouraged when wanted .65** .37** .20, .47 .60** .35** .22, .57
Expectation .42** .003 -.09, .09 .29** -.06 -.18, .05
Attitudes about aerobic exercises       
Parental attitude about aerobic exercises .24** .005 -.17, .18 .12 -  
Child attitude about aerobic exercises .21** .12 .01, .32 .12 -  
Possible -.07 -   .003 -  
Facilities -.06 -   .04 -  
Fit/strong .01 -   .04 -  
Worse/better .10 -   .11 -  
Enjoyable .10 -   -.004 -  
Good .08 -   .06 -  
Allowed when wanted .07 -   .19* -  
Encouraged when wanted .07 -   .15* -  
Expectation .06 -   -.003 -  
Adjusted R2   .60    .46  
  1. Note. *p < .01; ** p < .001; only correlates with p < .001 were added in the linear regression model. aKind of exercise: parents own estimation of the kind of exercise (1 aerobic – 5 strength); NB: The variable “is your child allowed to participate in exercises with the emphasis on strength exercises?” was not included as a predictor for “General attitude about child’s strength exercises” and vice versa