There are a number of factors that can impact ones level of physical activity. Interpersonal, intrapersonal, and environmental factors are all important when looking at how active or sedentary an individual can be. For schoolchildren, it is important to promote active behaviors that will lead to a healthy lifestyle. By creating a tool to identify factors that influence sedentary behaviors, it can help to promote interventions to encourage students to be more active and more fit. One of the factors of interest is the relationship between being overweight and screen time, and the factors that mediate this relationship. The analysis of this relationship will provide insight into how these factors are related, and hopefully how sedentary behaviors (including screen time) can be reduced.
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