Deakin University
Browse
ridgers-examininginfluences-2010.pdf (432.32 kB)

Examining influences on boys' and girls' physical activity patterns: the a-class project

Download (432.32 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 2010-11-01, 00:00 authored by Nicky RidgersNicky Ridgers, L Graves, L Foweather, G Stratton
Understanding children’s physical activity (PA) patterns and the factors that may influence PA are important for developing interventions within this population. One hundred and ten children aged 9–0 years from 8 schools had their PA patterns assessed over 7 days. Physiological and self-report data were also collected. Multilevel analyses revealed that cardiorespiratory fitness was a consistent, significant and positive predictor of weekday and weekend PA, while the availability of home sedentary activities was a significant but negative predictor of PA. Since a range of variables were associated with PA levels, intervention developers should be cognizant of variables that may influence children’s activity

History

Journal

Pediatric exercise science

Volume

22

Issue

4

Pagination

638 - 650

Publisher

Human Kinetics

Location

Champaign, Ill.

ISSN

0899-8493

eISSN

1543-2920

Language

eng

Notes

Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2010, Human Kinetics, Inc.

Usage metrics

    Research Publications

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC