Physical activity and fitness of Vietnamese adolescents : cultural, environmental, and socio-economic factors

Chu, Binh B (2003) Physical activity and fitness of Vietnamese adolescents : cultural, environmental, and socio-economic factors. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

Abstract

The available literature on physical activity (PA) and fitness in adolescents contains no studies on Vietnamese subjects. Given that habitual PA in adolescents is shaped by cultural and environmental context, such a study is necessary to establish a comprehensive understanding of PA and fitness in adolescents. To date no measure of PA suitable for use with the Vietnamese adolescent population has been developed and no study on the PA levels of Vietnamese adolescents and appropriate correlates has been undertaken. The studies contained in this dissertation developed a method for estimating energy expenditure (EE) in such a population and revealed the determinants of PA for Vietnamese adolescents.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15429
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 2002 Cultural Studies
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Current > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Keywords Exercise, youth, Vietnam, Vietnamese, physical fitness, physical activity, adolescents
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