ERIC Number: EJ1152160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Influence of Session Context on Physical Activity Levels among Russian Girls during a Summer Camp
Guagliano, Justin M.; Updyke, Natalie J.; Rodicheva, Natalia V.; Rosenkranz, Sara K.; Dzewaltowski, David A.; Schlechter, Chelsey R.; Rosenkranz, Richard R.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v88 n3 p352-357 2017
Purpose: This study investigated the effect of summer camp session context on Russian girls' physical activity (PA). Method: Girls (n = 32, M[subscript age] = 10.7 years, SD = 0.6 years) from a resident summer camp taking place in the Vologda Region of Russia were exposed to 1 session context/day (i.e., free play, organized with no choice, organized with choice) on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for 3 weeks, with the context order counterbalanced across the 3 weeks. The organized session sport/game changed weekly. The primary outcome was accelerometer-assessed PA. Repeated-measures mixed models were used to analyze all outcome data. Results: Findings showed that girls spent a greater percentage of session time (%time) in moderate-to-vigorous PA (p < 0.001; effect sizes between free play and organized with no choice and organized with choice, respectively = 0.60, 0.42) and moderate PA (p < 0.001; effect size = 0.57, 0.39) and a lower %time in light PA (p < 0.001; effect size = 0.55, 0.52) in organized PA contexts compared with free play. Conclusions: This study provides novel findings in a Russian setting, suggesting that a well-planned, organized camp session can elicit higher PA levels in girls, relative to a free-play session.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Summer Programs, Resident Camp Programs, Physical Activities, Females, Children, Context Effect, Sports, Games, Play, Measurement Equipment, Data Analysis, Outcomes of Education, Time on Task, Effect Size, Statistical Analysis, Intervention, Hypothesis Testing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Russia
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