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Exploring the relationship of primary school children's enjoyment of school-based physical activities with health-related quality of life and participation in physical activity.

Hyndman, Brendon (2015). Exploring the relationship of primary school children's enjoyment of school-based physical activities with health-related quality of life and participation in physical activity.. In: 29th International Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) conference., Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, S.A, 13-15 April 2015.

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Author Hyndman, Brendon
Title Exploring the relationship of primary school children's enjoyment of school-based physical activities with health-related quality of life and participation in physical activity.
Conference Name 29th International Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) conference.
Conference Location Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, S.A
Conference Dates 13-15 April 2015
Publisher Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)
Publication Year 2015
Abstract An important public health strategy is to enhance children's opportunities for school-based physical activity activities, yet little is known of the influence of children's enjoyment physical activity on health-related quality of life or participation in physical activity. There is also an absence of literature examining children's enjoyment of physical activities across a school year. This study consisted of children within two Australian elementary schools (n=105) aged 8-to-12-years-old being administered the Lunchtime Enjoyment Activity and Play (LEAP) questionnaire and the Physical Activity Children's Enjoyment Scale (PACES) to determine children's enjoyment of school-based and general physical activity. The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 (PedsQL) was used to measure children's health-related quality of life and pedometers were used to measure children's physical activity participation (steps per minute) during lunchtime recess. A sub-sample of children (n=80) were longitudinally measured over four time points (March- Autumn; June- Early Winter; August- Late Winter & November- Spring) to determine children's enjoyment across a school year. Multiple linear regression models were applied in STATA (version 13.0) to investigate whether children's enjoyment were predictors of health-related quality of life and/or participation in physical activity during lunchtime recess. Separate mixed regression models were fitted in Stata v12 to determine whether children's enjoyment differed by gender and over the four time-points. Children's health-related quality of life and pedometer- determined steps per minute during lunchtime recess were associated with enjoyment of more vigorous-type physical activities in the schoolyard. Children's enjoyment of school-based physical activities was also revealed to be highest at the beginning of the school year (sub-sample). This presentation will outline a number of considerations relating to children's enjoyment of school-based activities that can provide valuable insight for teachers and school decision makers when developing school physical activity areas and facilities to promote children's physical activity participation.
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