ERIC Number: EJ1048909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
Physical Activity Change through Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs in Urban Elementary Schools
Centeio, Erin E.; McCaughtry, Nate; Gutuskey, Lila; Garn, Alex C.; Somers, Cheryl; Shen, Bo; Martin, Jeffrey J.; Kulik, Noel L.
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v33 n4 p573-591 Oct 2014
The impact of Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAPs) on urban children's, educators', and parents' physical activity (PA) is relatively unknown. The purpose of this study was to explore overall changes in student, educator, and parent PA after an 8-month CSPAP-based program. This longitudinal, exploratory study implemented a CSPAP in 20 urban elementary schools, with six randomized for research. In-school PA was measured prepost for all fourth grade students using accelerometers. Parent and educator PA was self-reported using the IPAQ. RM-ANOVAs revealed significant prepost increases in minutes of student MVPA (P < 0.001). Parents significantly increased PA (P < 0.01) and although educators' reported change in PA, it was not statistically significant (P = 0.50). This study provides unique information about the potential influence of one CSPAP on students' overall PA, PA by individual context within the school, the differential PA patterns by race, and PA changes for educators and parents.
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Comprehensive School Health Education, Elementary Schools, Urban Schools, Longitudinal Studies, Pretests Posttests, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Time on Task, Statistical Significance, Parent Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Health Behavior, Program Effectiveness, Health Related Fitness, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Behavior Change, Educational Quality, Grade 4, Classroom Environment, Extracurricular Activities, After School Programs, Questionnaires, Outcome Measures, Measurement Equipment, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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