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ERIC Number: EJ792809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1055-6699
Effects of a Web-Based Health Program on Fifth Grade Children's Physical Activity Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior
Palmer, Stephen; Graham, George; Elliott, Eloise
American Journal of Health Education, v36 n2 p86-93 Mar-Apr 2005
American children continue to be less physically active than they were a decade ago. Web-based programs (e-Learning), requiring minimal teacher training and expertise, could contribute to improvements in children's health-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the e-Learning module Healthy Hearts 4 Kids (HH) on the physical activity knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of 233 fifth grade children. A 2x3 repeated measures design was employed and significant changes in knowledge and attitude were found upon completion of the module and also six weeks after the post-test was completed. Results of this study suggest HH could be an effective component of a coordinated school health program (CSHP). (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail: info@aahperd.org; Web site: http://www.aahperd.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia