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The Relationship between Elementary School Children's Enjoyment of School Playground Activities and Participation in Physical Activity during Lunchtime Recess

Hyndman, Brendon and Lester, Leanne (2015). The Relationship between Elementary School Children's Enjoyment of School Playground Activities and Participation in Physical Activity during Lunchtime Recess. Children, Youth and Environments,25(1):80-99.

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Title The Relationship between Elementary School Children's Enjoyment of School Playground Activities and Participation in Physical Activity during Lunchtime Recess
Author Hyndman, Brendon
Lester, Leanne
Journal Name Children, Youth and Environments
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 25
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1546-2250   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 80
End Page 99
Total Pages 20
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher University of Colorado at Boulder * Children, Youth and Environments Center
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract An emerging public health strategy is to enhance children's opportunities for physical activity (PA) during school recess periods, yet little is known about the influence of children's enjoyment of school playground activities on their participation in lunchtime recess PA. In this study, the Lunchtime Enjoyment Activity and Play (LEAP) questionnaire was used to measure 8- to 12-year-old children's enjoyment of school playground activities and pedometers were used to measure their PA at two Australian elementary schools (n = 105). Researchers applied multiple linear regression models in STATA (version 13.0) to investigate the relationship between children's enjoyment of playground activities and PA during school lunchtime recess. It was discovered that children's enjoyment of more vigorous school playground activities (such as tag games, or playing with sporting equipment) were significant predictors of children's PA. Considering children's enjoyment of school playground activities may provide valuable insight for decision makers when developing school playground areas and promoting activities during lunchtime recess.
Keywords Enjoyment
Elementary school
School playgrounds
Physical activity
Children
Recess
DOI http://dx.doi.org/http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.25.1.0080   (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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URL http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7721/chilyoutenvi.25.1.0080
 
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