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Can't play, won't play : longitudinal changes in perceived barriers to participation in sports clubs across the child-adolescent transition

Basterfield, Laura and Gardner, Lauren and Reilly, Jessica K and Pearce, Mark S and Parkinson, Kathryn N and Adamson, Ashley J and Reilly, John J and Vella, Stewart A (2016) Can't play, won't play : longitudinal changes in perceived barriers to participation in sports clubs across the child-adolescent transition. British Medical Journal. ISSN 0959-8138 (In Press)

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Abstract

Participation in sports is associated with numerous physical and psychosocial health benefits, however, participation declines with age, and knowledge of perceived barriers to participation in children is lacking. This longitudinal study of children and adolescents aimed to use the ecological model of physical activity to assess changes in barriers to participation in sports clubs to identify age- and weight-specific targets for intervention.