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ERIC Number: EJ1147969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
The Impact of a Multi-Component Physical Activity Programme in Low-Income Elementary Schools
Massey, William V.; Stellino, Megan B.; Holliday, Megan; Godbersen, Travis; Rodia, Rachel; Kucher, Greta; Wilkison, Megan
Health Education Journal, v76 n5 p517-530 Aug 2017
Objective: To identify the effects of a structured and multifaceted physical activity and recess intervention on student and adult behaviour in school. Design: Mixed-methods and community-based participatory approach. Setting: Large, urban, low-income school district in the USA. Methods: Data were collected at three time points over a 1-year period. Sources included recess observations at four elementary schools, in-class behavioural observations of fifth-grade students (n = 21) and focus groups with fourth- and fifth-grade students (n = 75). Results: Results suggested an increased amount of positive interactions between adults and students and a decreased amount of conflict in the playground post intervention. Results also suggested that a peer-leadership training programme had beneficial effects on students' classroom behaviour. Conclusion: Results from this study provide evidence that school recess can be used to teach social-emotional competencies that can impact student behaviour during recess and in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavior Assessment System for Children
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