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dc.contributor.authorPetty, Karen H.
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Catherine L.
dc.contributor.authorTkacz, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorYoung-Hyman, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorWaller, Jennifer L
dc.date.accessioned2023-12-12T16:19:45Z
dc.date.available2023-12-12T16:19:45Z
dc.date.issued2009-10
dc.identifier.citationPetty, K. H., Davis, C. L., Tkacz, J., Young-Hyman, D., & Waller, J. L. (2009). Exercise effects on depressive symptoms and self-worth in overweight children: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34(9), 929-939. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsp007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/624942
dc.description.abstractObjective To test the dose–response effects of an exercise program on depressive symptoms and self-worth in children. Method Overweight, sedentary children (N = 207, 7–11 years, 58% male, 59% Black) were randomly assigned to low or high dose (20 or 40 min/day) aerobic exercise programs (13 ± 1.6 weeks), or control group. Children completed the Reynolds Child Depression Scale and Self-Perception Profile for Children at baseline and posttest. Results A dose–response benefit of exercise was detected for depressive symptoms. A race × group interaction showed only White children's global self-worth (GSW) improved. There was some evidence that increased self-worth mediated the effect on depressive symptoms. Conclusions This study shows dose–response benefits of exercise on depressive symptoms and self-worth in children. However, Blacks did not show increased GSW in response to the intervention. Results provide some support for mediation of the effect of exercise on depressive symptoms via self-worth.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press on behalf of the Society of Pediatric Psychologyen_US
dc.relation.url10.1093/jpepsy/jsp007en_US
dc.titleExercise effects on depressive symptoms and self-worth in overweight children: a randomized controlled trialen_US
dc.typeAbstracten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGEORGIA PREVENTION INSTITUTEen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Pediatric Psychologyen_US
dc.description.advisorCatherine Davis, MS.Phden_US


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