Critical Hours: Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior of Adolescents after School

Atkin, Andrew J, Gorely, Trish, Biddle, Stuart J H, Marshall, Simon J and Cameron, Noel (2008) Critical Hours: Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior of Adolescents after School. Pediatric Exercise Science, 20 (4). pp. 446-456. ISSN 0899-8493

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Abstract

The present study examined physical activity and sedentary behavior patterns of adolescents between 15.30h and 18.30h. The sample for this study is 1,484 (boys: n = 561; girls: n = 923). Boys and girls reported 21 and 19 min of physical activity and 24 and 26 min of homework respectively during this period. Technology-based sedentary behavior (TV viewing, computer and video game use) was significantly higher in boys than girls (boys = 50 mins; girls = 35 mins; p < .05). The most prevalent behaviors after school are technology-based sedentary behavior, homework and physical activity. During these hours, engagement in physical activity does not appear to displace time spent doing homework.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 09:35
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 15:07
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/62388
DOI: 10.1123/pes.20.4.446

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