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Objectively measured and self-reported physical activity among Finnish secondary school students

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Grasten, A, Objectively measured and self-reported physical activity among Finnish secondary school students, Proceedings of the 6th Asian - South Pacific Association for Sports Psychology (ASPASP) International Congress 2011, 11-14 November 2011, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 1. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Abstract

According to the recommendations of Finnish health experts, all secondary school-aged students should be physically active for at least 60 minutes per day [4]. The review of recent studies [1, 3, 6], shows that a large part of Finnish adolescents (16−41 %) fail to achieve the recommendation. Although there are a plethora of research showing the number of physically active children and adolescents, there is a lack of studies analyzing objectively measured PA among secondary school students [9].

The specific aim of this study was to analyze associations of self-reported and objectively measured PA among secondary school students. Secondly, differences between boys and girls and between grades in self-reported and objective measurements were analyzed. It was also examined, how large part of secondary school girls and boys do not meet the recommendation of daily PA.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:physical activity, physical education, secondary school,
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Sport and Exercise Psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Author:Grasten, A (Dr Arto Grasten)
ID Code:120171
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-08-14
Last Modified:2017-10-26
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