Young People’s perceptions and experiences of physical activity in Apia, Samoa
posted by Research Admin on 6 July 2012
Year of Publication
Pacific Health Dialog, 17 (1), 55-64.
Journal article (peer reviewed)
As part of a Master’s thesis in Sport and Leisure Studies, The study author investigated perceptions and experiences of physical activity at five secondary schools and a tertiary institution in Apia, Samoa, in 2007 . The study found that most respondents reported a positive attitude towards physical activity and indicated that physical activity was important to improve health, get fitter and lose weight. Although, many respondents believed they were physically active, they did not meet the recommended national physical activity guidelines.
Type of Study
How to Access
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