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Children's enjoyment of play during school lunchtime breaks: An examination of intraday and interday reliability

Hyndman, Brendon, Benson, Amanda C., Ullah, Shahid, Finch, Caroline F. and Telford, Amanda (2014). Children's enjoyment of play during school lunchtime breaks: An examination of intraday and interday reliability. Journal of Physical Activity and Health,11(1):109-117.

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Title Children's enjoyment of play during school lunchtime breaks: An examination of intraday and interday reliability
Author Hyndman, Brendon
Benson, Amanda C.
Ullah, Shahid
Finch, Caroline F.
Telford, Amanda
Journal Name Journal of Physical Activity and Health
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 11
Issue Number 1
eISSN 1543-5474
Start Page 109
End Page 117
Total Pages 9
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher Human Kinetics, Inc.
Language English
Abstract Background: Enjoyment and play during school lunchtime are correlated with children’s physical activity. Despite this, there is an absence of studies reporting children’s enjoyment of play during school lunchtime breaks. The purpose of this study was to examine the intra-day and inter-day reliability of children’s enjoyment of school lunchtime play.

Methods:
Surveys used to assess children’s enjoyment of lunchtime play were distributed to and completed by 197 children (112 males, 85 females), aged 8-12 years attending an elementary school in Victoria, Australia. Children completed the surveys during class before lunch (expected enjoyment) and after lunch (actual enjoyment) for five days. The intra- and inter-day enjoyment of school lunchtime play reliability were determined using a weighted kappa.

Results:
Intra-day kappa values ranged from fair (0.31) to substantial (0.75) within each of the five days (median kappa=0.41). In comparison, ‘expected’ (0.09-0.40; median 0.30) and ‘actual’ (0.05-0.46; median 0.28) inter-day enjoyment of lunchtime play displayed low reliability.

Conclusions:
Children’s enjoyment of lunchtime play appears to be more consistent within days than across days. The findings suggest that assessment of children’s enjoyment of lunchtime play once on a single day would be representative of a particular day but not necessarily that particular school week.
Keywords Child
Schools
Health surveys
Enjoyment
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2011-0200   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
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