Children's understanding of the concept of physical activity
Trost, S.G., Morgan, A.M., Saunders, R., Ward, D.S., & Pate, R.R. (2000) Children's understanding of the concept of physical activity. Pediatric Exercise Science, 12(3), pp. 293-299.
This study evaluated 4th-grade students' understanding of the concept of physical activity and assessed the effects of two interventions to enhance the students' understanding of this concept. Students were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 conditions: the video group (n = 40) watched a 5-min video describing physical activity; the verbal group (n = 42) listened to a generic description of physical activity; the control group received no instruction (n = 45). Students completed a 17-item checklist testing their understanding of the concept of physical activity. Compared to controls, students in the verbal and video group demonstrated significantly higher checklist scores, with the video group scoring significantly higher than the verbal group. Only 35.6% of the controls, compared to 52.4% and 70.0% of the verbal and video groups respectively, could classify greater than or equal to 15 of the checklist items correctly, The results indicate that, without intervention, children have a limited understanding of the concept of physical activity.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||ISI Document Delivery No.: 344CP
Times Cited: 16
Cited Reference Count: 19
Trost, SG Morgan, AM Saunders, R Felton, G Ward, DS Pate, RR
Human kinetics publ inc
Champaign;<Go to ISI>://WOS:000088740300007
|Keywords:||self-report measures, exercise, health, model|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
|Deposited On:||23 May 2014 01:27|
|Last Modified:||23 May 2014 01:27|
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