The effect of an interactive program during school breaks on attitudes toward physical activity in primary school children

Arunas EMELJANOVAS, Brigita MIEZIENE, Magdalena Mo Ching MOK, Ming-Kai CHIN, Vida Janina CESNAITIENE, Natalja FATKULINA, Laima TRINKUNIENE, Guillermo Felipe López SÁNCHEZ, Arturo Díaz SUÁREZ

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore the effects of video exercise lessons on changes in primary school students' perceptions, attitudes towards physical activity, physical self-efficacy, and health-related academic knowledge acquired. The study included 181 primary school students, grades 1–4, consisting of 93 (51.4%) in an experimental group and 88 (48.6%) in a control group (Mage = 8.24 years; SD = 1.10 years). The effects of video exercise were measured by the Attitudes toward Physical Activity Scale, which was administered pre- and post-intervention. The experimental group received video exercise intervention every school day for three months. The results indicated significant positive changes in students' perceptions, attitudes towards physical activity, physical self-efficacy and health-related academic knowledge acquired between pre- and post-intervention in the experimental group. The control group did not experience any positive changes after the period of intervention. The study strongly supports the effectiveness of the video exercise program. Copyright © 2018: Editum. Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Murcia. Murcia (Spain).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-586
JournalAnales de Psicologia
Volume34
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

Citation

Emeljanovas, A., Mieziene, B., Mok, M. M. C., Chin, M.-K., Cesnaitiene, V. J., Fatkulina, N., . . . Suárez, A. D. (2018). The effect of an interactive program during school breaks on attitudes toward physical activity in primary school children. Anales de Psicología/Annals of Psychology, 34(3), 580-586. Retrieved from http://revistas.um.es/analesps/article/view/analesps.34.3.326801

Keywords

  • Physical activity
  • Exercise motivation
  • Academic knowledge

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