The association of various social capital indicators and physical activity participation among Turkish adolescents

YILDIZER G., Bilgin E., Korur E. N., Novak D., DEMİRHAN G.

JOURNAL OF SPORT AND HEALTH SCIENCE, vol.7, no.1, pp.27-33, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jshs.2017.10.008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.27-33
  • Keywords: Adolescents, Family, Neighborhood, Physical activity, Public health, School, Social capital, SELF-RATED HEALTH, PERCEIVED HEALTH, OLDER-ADULTS, FITNESS, TIME, CHILDHOOD, WORLDWIDE, CHILDREN, VALIDITY, DOMAINS
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Physical activity participation (PAP) has been proven to improve health and promote optimal growth among adolescents. However, most adolescents do not meet the current physical activity (PA) recommendations in Turkey. The role of the social environment and social factors on PAP is being increasingly recognized. Although social capital (SC) indicators have been examined in high-income countries, there are few studies on developing countries. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between SC indicators and PAP among Turkish adolescents.