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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2012, Article ID 321098, 10 pages
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Research Article

Health-Related Social Control over Physical Activity: Interactions with Age and Sex

Department of Psychology, Sacramento State University, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819, USA

Received 3 February 2012; Accepted 13 April 2012

Academic Editor: Iris Reuter

Copyright © 2012 Kelly A. Cotter. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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