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dc.contributor.authorSigfusdottir, Inga Dora
dc.contributor.authorAsgeirsdottir, Bryndis Bjork
dc.contributor.authorSigurdsson, Jon Fridrik
dc.contributor.authorGudjonsson, Gisli H
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-07T11:38:07Z
dc.date.available2012-06-07T11:38:07Z
dc.date.issued2011-10
dc.identifier.citationJ. Adolesc. 2011, 34(5):895-902en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1095-9254
dc.identifier.pmid21334058
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.adolescence.2011.01.003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/227818
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links field.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the relationship between physical activity and depressed mood, under conditions of family conflict. We analyze data from a representative sample of 7,232 Icelandic adolescents. Analysis of variance was carried out to test for main and interaction effects. The study shows that while family conflict increases the likelihood of depressed mood, among adolescents, physical activity decreases the likelihood of depressed mood. Furthermore, physical activity plays a more important role among those adolescents living in aversive circumstances, than other adolescents, as family conflict and physical activity interact in the effect on depressed mood for adolescents living in such circumstances. The findings highlight the role of physical activity in decreasing mental distress among adolescents, especially those living in aversive circumstances at home.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2011.01.003en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of adolescenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshConflict (Psychology)en_GB
dc.subject.meshDepressionen_GB
dc.subject.meshExerciseen_GB
dc.subject.meshFamily Relationsen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIcelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMental Healthen_GB
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_GB
dc.titlePhysical activity buffers the effects of family conflict on depressed mood: a study on adolescent girls and boys.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA. ingadora@ru.isen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of adolescenceen_GB
html.description.abstractThis paper investigates the relationship between physical activity and depressed mood, under conditions of family conflict. We analyze data from a representative sample of 7,232 Icelandic adolescents. Analysis of variance was carried out to test for main and interaction effects. The study shows that while family conflict increases the likelihood of depressed mood, among adolescents, physical activity decreases the likelihood of depressed mood. Furthermore, physical activity plays a more important role among those adolescents living in aversive circumstances, than other adolescents, as family conflict and physical activity interact in the effect on depressed mood for adolescents living in such circumstances. The findings highlight the role of physical activity in decreasing mental distress among adolescents, especially those living in aversive circumstances at home.


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