The effect of an interactive program during school breaks on attitudes toward physical activity in primary school children

  • Arunas Emeljanovas Lithuanian Sports University, Kaunas
  • Brigita Mieziene Lithuanian Sports University, Kaunas
  • Magdalena MoChingMok The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Tai Pol
  • Ming-kai Chin HOPSports, Inc., Las Vegas
  • Vida Janina Cesnaitiene Lithuanian Sports University, Kaunas
  • Natalja Fatkulina Vilnius University, Vilnius
  • Laima Trinkuniene Lithuanian Sports University, Kaunas
  • Guillermo Felipe López Sánchez University of Murcia
  • Arturo Díaz Suárez University of Murcia
Keywords: physical activity, exercise motivation, academic knowledge

Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore the effects of video exercise lessons on changes in primary school students’ perceptions, attitudes towards physical activity, physical self-efficacy, and health-related academic knowledge acquired. The study included 181 primary school students, grades 1–4, consisting of 93 (51.4%) in an experimental group and 88 (48.6%) in a control group (Mage = 8.24 years; SD = 1.10 years). The effects of video exercise were measured by the Attitudes toward Physical Activity Scale, which was administered pre- and post-intervention. The experimental group received video exercise intervention every school day for three months. The results indicated significant positive changes in students’ perceptions, attitudes towards physical activity, physical self-efficacy and health-related academic knowledge acquired between pre- and post-intervention in the experimental group. The control group did not experience any positive changes after the period of intervention. The study strongly supports the effectiveness of the video exercise program.

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Published
01-08-2018
How to Cite
Emeljanovas, A., Mieziene, B., MoChingMok, M., Chin, M.- kai, Cesnaitiene, V. J., Fatkulina, N., Trinkuniene, L., López Sánchez, G. F., & Díaz Suárez, A. (2018). The effect of an interactive program during school breaks on attitudes toward physical activity in primary school children. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 34(3), 580-586. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.34.3.326801
Section
Sport Psychology