ERIC Number: EJ1073386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Increasing Physical Activity of Children during School Recess
Hayes, Lynda B.; Van Camp, Carole M.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v48 n3 p690-695 Sep 2015
Physical activity is crucial for children's health. Fitbit accelerometers were used to measure steps of 6 elementary students during recess. The intervention included reinforcement, self-monitoring, goal setting, and feedback. Steps taken during the intervention phase (M?=?1,956 steps) were 47% higher than in baseline (M?=?1,326 steps), and the percentage of recess spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity was higher during intervention (M?=?25%) than in baseline (M?=?4%). These methods successfully increased steps during recess and could be used to increase steps in other settings.
Descriptors: Children, Physical Activities, Recess Breaks, Elementary School Students, Measurement Equipment, Intervention, Reinforcement, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Goal Orientation, Feedback (Response), Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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