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Sports Council and Health Education Authority, Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey (London: Sports Council and Health Education Authority, 1992). c. , 'Leisure Activities and Need Satisfaction', Journal of Leisure Research, 9 (1977), pp. 110-20. M. , 'A Social Marketing and Stage of Change Perspective of Interventions to Enhance Physical Activity: The Importance of PRs'. A. Quinney, L. E. Ted Wall (eds), Toward Active Livillg (Champaign: Human Kinetics, 1994), pp. 115-22. R. , 'Psychological Oevelopment and Females' Sport Participation: An Interactional Perspective', Quest, 44 (1992), pp.

And Caspersen, C. (eds), Moving On: International Perspectil'es on Promoting Physical Actil'ity (London: Health Education Authority, 1994). P. , 'Factors in Withdrawal from Youth Sport: A Proposed Model', Journal o{ Sport Behaviour, 14 (1991), pp. 3-18. Mclntosh, P. , The Impact of Sport For All Polic}' (London: Sports Council, 1985). E. , The Social Signijicance of Sport (Champaign: Human Kinetics, 1989). , Partieipation in Sport: General Houselzold Survey 1987 (London: HMSO, 1991). 0. , 'The Transtheoretical Model: Applications to Exercise'.

Assessing the relative importance of variables is extremely difticult, however, because of great variance between individuals and change over time. Thus, getting married may affect sports panicipation for some but not others and yet this may change in later years. The equation becomes even more complex if variables are correlated with participation in specific sports and with different levels of sport involvement. There may be certain variables that are associated with competitive swimmers - for example, young, single and student - and yet recreational swimmers may exhibit a mix of quite different variables.

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