ERIC Number: EJ1147419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Effects of Student Pairing and Public Review on Physical Activity during School Recess
Zerger, Heather M.; Miller, Bryon G.; Valbuena, Diego; Miltenberger, Raymond G.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v50 n3 p529-537 Sum 2017
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of student pairing and feedback during recess on children's step counts. During baseline, participants wore a sealed pedometer during recess. During intervention, we paired participants with higher step counts with participants with lower step counts. We encouraged teams to compete for the highest step count each day and provided feedback on their performance during each recess session. Results showed a large mean increase in step count from baseline to intervention. These results suggest that children's steps during recess can be increased with a simple and cost-effective intervention.
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Recess Breaks, Intervention, Feedback (Response), Children, Physical Activity Level, Measurement Equipment
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