Relations among physical activity patterns, lifestyle activities, and fundamental movement skills for Finnish students in Grade 7

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Jaakkola, Timo, Kalaja, Sami, Liukkonen, Jarmo, Jutila, Ari, Virtanen, Petri and Watt, Anthony P (2009) Relations among physical activity patterns, lifestyle activities, and fundamental movement skills for Finnish students in Grade 7. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 108 (1). pp. 97-111. ISSN 0031-5125

Abstract

To investigate the relations among leisure time physical activity and in sport clubs, lifestyle activities, and the locomotor, balance manipulative skills of Grade 7 students participating in Finnish physical education at a secondary school in central Finland completed self-report questionnaires on their physical activity patterns at leisure time and during sport club participation, and time spent watching television and using the computer and other electronic media. Locomotor skills were analyzed by the leaping test, balance skills by the flamingo standing test, and manipulative skills by the accuracy throwing test. Analysis indicated physical activity in sport clubs positively explained scores on balance and locomotor tests but not on accuracy of throwing. Leisure time physical activity and lifestyle activities were not statistically significant predictors of performance on any movement skill tests. Girls scored higher on the static balance skill and boys higher on the throwing task. Overall, physical activity in sport clubs was more strongly associated with performance on the fundamental movement tasks than was physical activity during leisure.

Item type Article
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4358
Identification Number https://doi.org/10.2466/pms.108.1.97-111
Official URL http://www.amsciepub.com/doi/pdf/10.2466/pms.108.1...
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Current > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Historical > SEO Classification > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
Keywords ResPubID18905, ResPubID18936, physical activity, leisure time, sport clubs, lifestyle activities, locomotor skills, balance skills, manipulative skills, Grade 7 students, physical education, Finland
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