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ERIC Number: EJ988935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
All the Stereotypes Confirmed: Differences in How Australian Boys and Girls Use Their Time
Ferrar, Katia E.; Olds, Tim S.; Walters, Julie L.
Health Education & Behavior, v39 n5 p589-595 Oct 2012
Background: To influence adolescent health, a greater understanding of time use and covariates such as gender is required. Purpose: To explore gender-specific time use patterns in Australian adolescents using high-resolution time use data. Method: This study analyzed 24-hour recall time use data collected as part of the 2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (n = 2,200). Univariate analyses to determine gender differences in time use were conducted. Results: Boys spent more (p less than 0.0001) time participating in screen-based (17.7 % vs. 14.2% daily time) and physical activities (10.7% vs. 9.2%). Girls spent more (p less than 0.0001) time being social (4.7% vs. 3.4% daily time), studying (2.0% vs. 1.7%), and doing household chores (4.7% vs. 3.4%). Conclusions: There are gender-specific differences in time use behavior among Australian adolescents. The results reinforce existing time use gender-based stereotypes. Implications: The gender-specific time use behaviors offer intervention design possibilities. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia