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Students' perceived physical competence and physical activity engagement across one year of school-based program

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Grasten, A, Students' perceived physical competence and physical activity engagement across one year of school-based program, Proceedings of the 1st Scientific Conference on Motor Skill Acquisition. 18.-20.11.2015. Kisakallio, Finland., 18-20 November 2015, Kisakallio, Finland, pp. 1. (2015) [Conference Extract]


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Abstract

Several school-based interventions have shown to be successful in regard to promote students’ physical activity engagement (e.g. Carrell et al., 2005; Grĺstén et al., 2015; Schneider-Jamner et al., 2004; Ward, 2011; Webber et al., 2008). Despite, an age-related decline in physical activity indicates that there might be deficiencies in the programs being implemented (Cairney et al., 2012). Previous studies have consistently revealed that perceived physical competence is a crucial factor behind physical activity (Cox, Smith, & Williams, 2008; Kalaja, 2012; Yli-Piipari, 2011). The Physical Activity as Civil Skill Program was implemented to prevent long-term effects of inactivity on children’s and youth’s well-being and health by promoting moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and perceived physical competence. The present study investigated the effects of the particular program. The covariance effects of gender, grade, mark, and body mass index (BMI) on MVPA and physical competence were also analyzed.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:school-based, intervention, physical activity, physical competence.
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Sport and Exercise Psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and Health
Author:Grasten, A (Dr Arto Grasten)
ID Code:119927
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-08-08
Last Modified:2017-10-02
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