ERIC Number: EJ1157202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Step It Up! Using the Good Behavior Game to Increase Physical Activity with Elementary School Students at Recess
Galbraith, Leslie A.; Normand, Matthew P.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v50 n4 p856-860 Fall 2017
We evaluated the effects of a modified version of the Good Behavior Game (GBG) on the number of steps taken by students during school recess. We divided a class into two teams, and awarded the team with the highest step counts at the end of each game raffle tickets for a school-wide lottery. The GBG was compared to recess periods without the game using an alternating-treatments design. Students took more steps while playing the GBG than they did during recess periods without the game.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Activities, Recess Breaks, Educational Games, Rewards, Outcomes of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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