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ERIC Number: EJ967152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
The Influence of Physical Education on Physical Activity Levels of Urban Elementary Students
Dauenhauer, Brian D.; Keating, Xiaofen D.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v82 n3 p512-520 Sep 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of physical education in shaping physical activity patterns. Seventy-one Hispanic and African American elementary students participated in the study. Students attended one 30- and one 60-min physical education class weekly. Pedometer steps were used to estimate physical activity. Data suggest that students did not engage in enough physical activity on a daily basis to incur health benefits. There were significant step differences in 0-, 30-, and 60-min physical education days, with the most steps occurring on 60-min days. Results from the study suggest physical education may be an important source of physical activity for Hispanic and African American students, especially girls, and may influence participation in physical activity outside of class. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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