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Matthew Y. W. Kwan
McMaster University
Developmental psychologyPsychologyPhysical therapyMedicineSocial psychology
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#1Matthew Y. W. Kwan (McMaster University)H-Index: 15
#2Pallavi Dutta (McMaster University)
Last. Ryan E. Rhodes (McMaster University)
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BACKGROUND: The overarching objective of the study is to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the salient factors predicting changes in physical activity (PA) during adolescents' transition into emerging adulthood. Using the Multi-Process Action Control model as our guiding framework, we will examine how implicit and explicit psychological processes along with regulatory practices impact PA change during this major life transition. Additionally, we will use a real-time data capture method cal...
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#1Matthew Y. W. Kwan (McMaster University)H-Index: 15
#2Alessandra Ceccacci (U of T: University of Toronto)
Last. Amanda L. Rebar (Central Queensland University)H-Index: 17
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Adolescence and emerging adulthood represent critical life stages for the onset of internalizing problems and declines in physical activity. To date, however, no systematic reviews have examined the relationship between physical activity and internalizing symptoms during the transition into emerging adulthood. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of prospective/longitudinal studies investigating the associations between physical activity and depressive symptoms, symptoms ...
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#1Sara King-Dowling (McMaster University)H-Index: 6
#2Matthew Y. W. Kwan (McMaster University)H-Index: 15
Last. John Cairney (McMaster University)H-Index: 62
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#1John Cairney (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 62
#2Scott Veldhuizen (McMaster University)H-Index: 7
Last. W TimmonsBrian (McMaster University)H-Index: 28
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Purpose Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a prevalent, neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 2% to 5% of children, which is characterised by fine and gross motor problems. Children with DCD have been shown to be less fit and physically active than other children; however, the direction of causality is unknown as previous studies have typically been done in older children when the differences in fitness and physical activity are already present. The aim of the Coordination and Activity...
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#1Guy Faulkner (VCH: Vancouver Coastal Health)H-Index: 48
#2Subha Ramanathan (UBC: University of British Columbia)H-Index: 4
Last. Matthew Y. W. Kwan (McMaster University)H-Index: 15
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Interventions that promote health and wellbeing among young adults are needed. Such interventions, however, require measurement tools that support intervention planning, monitoring and evaluation. The primary purpose of this study is to describe the process in developing a framework for a Canadian post-secondary health surveillance tool known as the Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (CCWS). Nineteen health service providers or mental health experts from 5 Canadian provinces participated in a 3-ro...
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#1Matthew Y. W. Kwan (McMaster University)H-Index: 15
#2Jeffrey D. Graham (McMaster University)H-Index: 7
Last. John Cairney (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 62
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The transition into university is often considered the first major life transition and is associated with significant declines in physical activity (PA). It remains, however, unclear how to best pr...
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#1John Cairney (McMaster University)H-Index: 62
#2Dean Dudley (Macquarie University)H-Index: 11
Last. Dean Kriellaars (UM: University of Manitoba)H-Index: 17
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Physical literacy (PL) provides a powerful lens for examining movement in relation to physical activity (PA) and motor skill outcomes, environmental context, and broader social and affective learning processes. To date, limited consideration has been given to the role PL plays in promoting positive health behaviours. There is no clear conceptual framework based on existing empirical evidence that links PL to health, nor has an evidence-informed case been made for such a position. The purpose of ...
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#1Yao-Chuen Li (McMaster University)H-Index: 5
#2Matthew Y. W. Kwan (McMaster University)H-Index: 15
Last. John Cairney (McMaster University)H-Index: 62
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Abstract Background and aims The Environmental Stress Hypothesis (ESH) has been used to examine how the relationship between poor motor coordination and psychological distress is affected by physical health and psychosocial factors. However, work applying the ESH is still limited, and no studies have used this framework with adults. The current investigation aims to examine the association between motor coordination and psychological distress among emerging adults, and examine potential mediator...
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#1Cierra Healey (McMaster University)
#2Jeffrey D. Graham (McMaster University)H-Index: 7
Last. Matthew Y. W. Kwan (McMaster University)H-Index: 15
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The transition into university is often considered the first major life transition and is associated with significant declines in physical activity (PA) (Bray & Born, 2004; Kwan et al., 2012). It remains, however, unclear how to best prevent or attenuate these declines. The concept of physical literacy (PL) and the enhancement of PL may hold some promise, as it is considered foundational for lifelong PA engagement. Specifically, it targets "the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowle...
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