Do family environment factors play a role in adolescents' involvement in organized activities?

Petr Badura*, Andrea Madarasova Geckova, Dagmar Sigmundova, Erik Sigmund, Jitse P van Dijk, Sijmen A Reijneveld

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Abstract

The study assessed the association of family environment factors with adolescents' participation in organized leisure-time activities (OLTA). We used data on 10,472 Czech adolescents aged 11-15 years (49.2% boys) from the 2013/2014 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study. The associations of family support, the presence of parental screen-time rules and joint family activities with participation in at least one OLTA were assessed using logistic regression. High family support and the presence of parental screen-time rules were associated with higher odds of OLTA participation. Moreover, adolescents playing sports, indoor games and going for walks with their families at least weekly were more likely to participate in OLTA. Conversely, those spending time in joint family TV/video watching on most days were less likely to do so. A supportive family environment and direct parental involvement in their adolescent children's leisure are associated with OLTA participation in early to middle adolescence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-66
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Adolescence
Volume59
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug-2017

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Parental control
  • Family support
  • Joint family activities
  • Sports
  • EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
  • SUBSTANCE USE
  • INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
  • EDUCATIONAL-ATTAINMENT
  • LEISURE ACTIVITIES
  • HIGH-SCHOOL
  • YOUTH
  • PARTICIPATION
  • HEALTH
  • CHILDREN

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