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Special-population research predicting physical activity (PA) and fitness with minority middle school children from at-risk environments is rare. Hence, the purpose of our investigation was to evaluate the ability of important social cognitive and environment-based measures to predict PA and fitness with children with developmental delay, cognitive, and emotional impairments. Children (N = 89, ages 11-15) completed questionnaires assessing social cognitive and environment-based constructs, self report PA, and completed fitness testing. Correlational results supported some hypotheses. The descriptive and correlational results also indicated commonalities with similar research on non special-population minority middle school children from at-risk environments.


Cognitive Psychology | Disability and Equity in Education | Education | Educational Psychology | Kinesiology | Sports Sciences | Sports Studies


This is the publisher's PDF version of an article published in 2011 in the European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity, 4(1), pp. 54-68, and archived here by permission.