Children's physical activity behavior during school recess: A case study using GPS, accelerometer, participant observation, and go-along interview

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Resumé

Schoolyards are recognized as important settings for physical activity interventions during recess. However, varying results have been reported. This pilot study was conducted to gain in-depth knowledge of children’s physical activity behavior during recess using a mixed-methods approach combining quantitative GPS and accelerometer measurements with qualitative go-along group interviews and participant observations. Data were collected during three weekdays in a public school in Denmark. Eighty-one children (47 girls) wore an accelerometer (ActiGraph GT3X) and GPS (QStarz BT-Q1000xt), sixteen children participated in go-along group interviews, and recess behavior was observed using an ethnographical participant observation approach. All data were analyzed separated sys- tematically answering the Five W Questions. Children were categorized into Low, Middle and High physical activity groups and these groups were predominantly staying in three dif- ferent locations during recess: school building, schoolyard and field, respectively. Mostly girls were in the building remaining in there because of a perceived lack of attractive outdoor play facilities. The children in the schoolyard were predominantly girls who preferred the schoolyard over the field to avoid the competitive soccer games on the field whereas boys dominated the field playing soccer. Using a mixed-methods approach to investigate chil- dren’s physical activity behavior during recess helped gain in-depth knowledge that can aid development of future interventions in the school environment.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato5. jun. 2015
StatusUdgivet - 5. jun. 2015
BegivenhedPoster session presented at the congress: International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Edinburgh, Scotland - Edinburgh, Storbritannien
Varighed: 3. jun. 20156. jun. 2015

Konference

KonferencePoster session presented at the congress: International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Edinburgh, Scotland
LandStorbritannien
ByEdinburgh
Periode03/06/201506/06/2015

Fingeraftryk

Observation
Interviews
Exercise
Soccer
Denmark

Citer dette

Pawlowski, C. S., Andersen, H. B., Troelsen, J., & Schipperijn, J. (2015). Children's physical activity behavior during school recess: A case study using GPS, accelerometer, participant observation, and go-along interview. Poster session præsenteret på Poster session presented at the congress: International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh, Storbritannien.
Pawlowski, Charlotte Skau ; Andersen, Henriette Bondo ; Troelsen, Jens ; Schipperijn, Jasper. / Children's physical activity behavior during school recess: A case study using GPS, accelerometer, participant observation, and go-along interview. Poster session præsenteret på Poster session presented at the congress: International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh, Storbritannien.
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Children's physical activity behavior during school recess: A case study using GPS, accelerometer, participant observation, and go-along interview. / Pawlowski, Charlotte Skau; Andersen, Henriette Bondo; Troelsen, Jens; Schipperijn, Jasper.

2015. Poster session præsenteret på Poster session presented at the congress: International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh, Storbritannien.

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPosterForskningpeer review

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