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Article: Self-perception of physical competences in preadolescent overweight Chinese children

TitleSelf-perception of physical competences in preadolescent overweight Chinese children
Authors
KeywordsObesity
Physical competences
Physical self-concept
Preadolescence
Issue Date2005
PublisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nature.com/ejcn
Citation
European Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, 2005, v. 59 n. 1, p. 101-106 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To compare self-perceptions of physical competences in overweight and in normal weight preadolescent Chinese children. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Three primary schools and a university hospital in Hong Kong. Subjects: A total of 634 children, comprising 558 (462 normal weight, 96 overweight) aged 8-12y randomly sampled from three primary schools, and 76 similar age overweight children recruited from the community for a diet and exercise intervention programme. Measurements: Height, weight and percentage body fat were measured. Self-perceptions of physical competences were determined by Physical Self-Descriptive Questionnaire (PSDQ). Corresponding actual physical competences were measured by physical fitness tests. Results: Overweight children perceived themselves to have significantly more body fat than normal weight children, with poorer appearance, sports competence, endurance, coordination, flexibility, overall physical self-concept and self-esteem, but to be no less healthy, no less physically active and no less strong. Overweight children performed less well than normal weight children in measures of endurance, coordination and flexibility but better in strength. Poor self-perception of physical competences appeared only partly related to deficiencies in actual physical competences. Conclusion: Overweight children have poorer self-perception of their physical competences but do not perceive themselves to be less strong, healthy or physically active than normal weight children. Exercise programmes for overweight children could be more effective if designed with the knowledge of these self-perceptions. © 2005 Nature Publishing Group All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87916
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dc.contributor.authorSung, RYTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYu, CWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSo, RCHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, PKWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHau, KTen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:36:06Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:36:06Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, 2005, v. 59 n. 1, p. 101-106en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0954-3007en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87916-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To compare self-perceptions of physical competences in overweight and in normal weight preadolescent Chinese children. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Three primary schools and a university hospital in Hong Kong. Subjects: A total of 634 children, comprising 558 (462 normal weight, 96 overweight) aged 8-12y randomly sampled from three primary schools, and 76 similar age overweight children recruited from the community for a diet and exercise intervention programme. Measurements: Height, weight and percentage body fat were measured. Self-perceptions of physical competences were determined by Physical Self-Descriptive Questionnaire (PSDQ). Corresponding actual physical competences were measured by physical fitness tests. Results: Overweight children perceived themselves to have significantly more body fat than normal weight children, with poorer appearance, sports competence, endurance, coordination, flexibility, overall physical self-concept and self-esteem, but to be no less healthy, no less physically active and no less strong. Overweight children performed less well than normal weight children in measures of endurance, coordination and flexibility but better in strength. Poor self-perception of physical competences appeared only partly related to deficiencies in actual physical competences. Conclusion: Overweight children have poorer self-perception of their physical competences but do not perceive themselves to be less strong, healthy or physically active than normal weight children. Exercise programmes for overweight children could be more effective if designed with the knowledge of these self-perceptions. © 2005 Nature Publishing Group All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.nature.com/ejcnen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutritionen_HK
dc.subjectObesityen_HK
dc.subjectPhysical competencesen_HK
dc.subjectPhysical self-concepten_HK
dc.subjectPreadolescenceen_HK
dc.titleSelf-perception of physical competences in preadolescent overweight Chinese childrenen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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