Daily physical activity improves motor skills and school performance : a nine-year prospective controlled intervention study in 220 children

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Title Daily physical activity improves motor skills and school performance : a nine-year prospective controlled intervention study in 220 children
Author(s) Ericsson, Ingegerd
Date 2012
English abstract
The aim of this nine-year prospective, controlled, population-based exercise intervention study was to investigate long-term effects on motor skills and school performance of increased Physical Education. All pupils born 1990-92 from one school were included in a longitudinal study during nine years. An intervention group (n=129) achieved daily PE (5x45 minutes/week) and if needed one extra lesson of adapted motor training. The control group (n=91) had PE two lessons/week. Motor skills were evaluated by the MUGI observation checklist and school achievements by marks in Swedish, English, Mathematics, PE and proportion of pupils who qualified for upper secondary school. Findings: In school year 9 there were no motor skills deficits in 93% of pupils in the intervention group compared to 53% in the control group (p<0.001), 96% of the pupils in the intervention group compared to 89% in the control group (p<0.05) qualified for upper secondary school. The sum of evaluated marks was higher among boys in the intervention group than in the control group (p<0.05). Interpretation: Daily PEH and adapted motor skills training during the compulsory school years is a feasible way to improve not only motor skills but also school performance and the proportion of pupils who qualify for upper secondary school.
Link http://eventos.uma.pt/eyhs2012madeira/programme (external link to publication)
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) learning
motor skills
MUGI observation checklist
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note The 7th European Youth Heart Study, Scientific Symposium, Universidade de Madeira, 22-26 October 2012.
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14779 (link to this page)

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