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Ahmadi A, Khalesi M, Rajabpour M. Prediction of the Physical Activity Level of Adolescent Girls based on Perceived Physical Literacy: The Mediating Role of Cognitive Abilities. Pajouhan Sci J 2023; 21 (2) :104-112
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1- Al-Zahra Campus of Farhangian University, Semnan, Iran , azraahmadi@yahoo.com
2- Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
3- Physiology Research Center, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
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Background and Objectives: Considering the well-known importance of physical activity in determining the health level of people, especially children and teenagers, identifying factors predicting the level of physical activity can be effective in providing effective strategies to improve the health of this group. Therefore, the present study was conducted to identify the role of perceived physical literacy level with the mediating role of cognitive abilities in predicting the amount of physical activity of adolescent girls.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive correlational study was conducted on 484 girls aged 12-18 years who were selected by random sampling from the students of schools in Semnan, Iran, in the academic year 2021-2022. Perceived Physical Literacy Questionnaire, International Physical Activity Questionnaire-Short Version, and Cognitive Abilities Questionnaire were used to collect data. Data analysis was done using Amos and SPSS (version 26) software.
Results: The results showed that the path of perceived physical literacy to cognitive ability, the path of cognitive ability to physical activity, and the direct path of perceived physical literacy to physical activity are statistically significant (P<0.01). According to the proposed research model, the mediating effect of cognitive ability in the relationship between perceived physical literacy and physical activity is significant.
Conclusion: The results of the present study showed that increasing the level of perceived physical literacy of adolescent girls and increasing their cognitive ability can lead to an increase in their participation in physical activities.
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Received: 2022/11/28 | Accepted: 2023/02/27 | Published: 2023/06/21

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