Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Keywords

Attitudes, Brain Breaks®, Children, Classroom-based intervention, Online platform, Physical activity, Video exercises

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Volume

18

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

14

Abstract

This study aimed to examine the effects of three-months of classroom-based Brain Breaks Physical Activity Solution (Brain Breaks®) on attitudes toward physical activity levels of primary school children in Henan Province, China. The participants were 704 children enrolled in grades 3-5 who were randomly assigned to either an experimental or a control group. The experimental group participated in Brain Breaks® video intervention for 3-5 min daily, at low-to-moderate intensity for three consecutive months. The control group resumed their normal routine. The children’s attitudes in both groups towards physical activity (PA) were evaluated using the self-reported Attitudes toward Physical Activity Scale (APAS), before and after the intervention. The effects of the intervention on APAS scores were analyzed using mixed model analysis of variance with Time as within-subject, and Group as between-subject factors. The analysis revealed evidence in support of the positive effect of classroom video interventions such as Brain Break on children’s attitudes toward importance, fun, and trying to do their personal best in physical activity. Also revealed was the important role the teacher plays in this process.

Department

Department of Health, Recreation, and Community Services

Original Publication Date

1-1-2021

Object Description

1 PDF file

DOI of published version

10.3390/ijerph18010272

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Copyright

©2021 by the Authors. CC BY.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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