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.
Jeffrey, M. J., McCaughtry, N., Murphy, A., Flory, S., & Wisdom, K. (2011). PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND FITNESS IN SPECIALPOPULATION, MINORITY MIDDLE SCHOOL CHILDREN. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity, 4(1), 54–68. https://doi.org/10.5507/euj.2011.004