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Daily physical activity improves motor skills and school performance: a nine-year prospective controlled intervention study in 220 children
Malmö högskola, Faculty of Education and Society (LS), Department of Sport Sciences (IDV).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1569-8304
2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

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.

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2012.
Keywords [en]
learning, motor skills, MUGI observation checklist
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-11718Local ID: 14779OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-11718DiVA, id: diva2:1408762
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European Youth Heart Study, Scientific Symposium, Universidade de Madeira (2012)
Available from: 2020-02-29 Created: 2020-02-29 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved

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