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ERIC Number: EJ909655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
Body Image and Physical Activity in British Secondary School Children
Duncan, Michael J.; Al-Nakeeb, Yahya; Nevill, Alan; Jones, Marc V.
European Physical Education Review, v10 n3 p243-260 Oct 2004
This study assessed the relationship between children's body image and physical activity and examined any variation in these variables. Two hundred and seventy seven British secondary school children aged 11 to 14 (mean age [plus or minus] SD = 12.5 [plus or minus] 0.8 years) participated in this study. Results indicated no significant relationships between body image and physical activity (all p greater than 0.05). Boys had higher body esteem scores than girls (p less than 0.01), black children had higher body esteem scores than Asian children (p less than 0.05) and a significant school year by gender interaction (p less than 0.01) indicated that as school year increased body esteem increased in boys but decreased in girls. Boys and high socioeconomic status children also reported greater levels of physical activity than girls and low socioeconomic status children respectively. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom