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
Martin, J. J., McCaughtry, N., Murphy, A., Flory, S., & Wisdom, K. (2011). Psychosocial aspects of physical and fitness in special-population minority middle school children. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity, 4(1), 54-68.