Year 2021, Volume 7 , Issue 1, Pages 22 - 30 2021-03-31

Barriers to physical activity in adolescents: A systematic review

Milan ZELENOVİĆ [1] , Mila MANİĆ [2] , Aleksandar STAMENKOVİĆ [3] , Ilma ČAPRİĆ [4] , Danijel BOŽİĆ [5]

The aim of the research was to determine, based on a systematic review of published studies that dealt with barriers to physical activity in adolescents, which are the most common barriers that stop adolescents from engaging in physical activity. Within the research original scientific studies are included, the ones that had male and female adolescents as a sample of respondents, studies related to the analysis of barriers that occur in adolescents, in which assessments were made on the basis of a questionnaire related to barriers. The research included studies from January 1, 2003, to July 2020. The final analysis, based on the set criteria, included 11 studies that were processed and presented. Most studies have shown that more internal barriers than external ones occur in girls comparing to boys, while external barriers are more common causes of not engaging in physical activity in boys. The three most common barriers among boys were: lack of company, lack of time and school obligations. Among girls, the most commonly reported barrier was "I'd rather do some other activities" and reporting a lack of time. The significance of this research is that it provides information on barriers in respondents who are adolescents, ie the reasons why their physical activity is reduced or they do not engage in physical activity at all. The significance of this research is that it provides information on barriers in respondents who are adolescents, ie the reasons why their physical activity is reduced or they do not engage in physical activity at all.
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Primary Language en
Subjects Sport Sciences
Journal Section Review Articles

Orcid: 0000-0003-0435-2399
Author: Milan ZELENOVİĆ (Primary Author)
Institution: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, University of East Sarajevo
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Orcid: 0000-0001-5608-7879
Author: Mila MANİĆ
Institution: Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Nis, Serbia
Country: Serbia

Orcid: 0000-0002-9384-9518
Author: Aleksandar STAMENKOVİĆ
Institution: Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Nis, Serbia
Country: Serbia

Orcid: 0000-0002-5266-0727
Author: Ilma ČAPRİĆ
Institution: Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Nis, Serbia
Country: Serbia

Orcid: 0000-0003-1745-5282
Author: Danijel BOŽİĆ
Institution: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, University of East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina


Application Date : December 15, 2020
Acceptance Date : February 17, 2021
Publication Date : March 31, 2021

APA Zelenović, M , Manić, M , Stamenković, A , Čaprić, I , Božić, D . (2021). Barriers to physical activity in adolescents: A systematic review . Turkish Journal of Kinesiology , 7 (1) , 22-30 . DOI: 10.31459/turkjkin.840536