Physical Activity, Physical Self-Concept, and Health-Related Quality of Life of Extreme Early and Late Maturing Adolescent Girls

Sean P Cumming, L B Sherar, J E Hunter Smart, A M Machado Rodrigues, Martyn Standage, Fiona B Gillison, R M Malina

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In this study we tested for differences in physical activity (PA), physical self-concept, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) between the least and most biologically mature adolescent females within their respective chronological and academic year groups. A total of 222 British female adolescents aged 10 to 14 years (X age = 12.7 years; SD = .8) completed a series of instruments assessing PA, physical self-concept, and HRQoL. Percentage of predicted adult stature was used as an index of biological maturation. A series of univariate analyses of covariance (ANCOVA), controlling for chronological age, revealed that the most mature girls within the chronological and academic year groups generally reported lower levels of physical self-concept and, to a lesser extent, PA and HRQoL when compared to the least mature girls. The findings provide partial support toward the contention that maturity-associated variance in health-related outcomes is accentuated at the extreme ends of the biological maturity continuum.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-292
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Early Adolescence
Volume32
Issue number2
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Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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Physical Activity, Physical Self-Concept, and Health-Related Quality of Life of Extreme Early and Late Maturing Adolescent Girls. / Cumming, Sean P; Sherar, L B; Hunter Smart, J E; Machado Rodrigues, A M; Standage, Martyn; Gillison, Fiona B; Malina, R M.

In: Journal of Early Adolescence, Vol. 32, No. 2, 04.2012, p. 269-292.

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