mirage

Objectively measured physical activity has a negative but weak association with academic performance in children and adolescents

ABACUS/Manakin Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Esteban Cornejo, Irene
dc.contributor.author Tejero González, Carlos María
dc.contributor.author Martínez-Gómez, David
dc.contributor.author Cabañas Sánchez, Verónica
dc.contributor.author Fernández Santos, J.
dc.contributor.author Conde Caveda, J.
dc.contributor.author Sallis, J. F.
dc.contributor.author Veiga, Óscar Luis
dc.contributor.author Santiago Dorrego, Catalina
dc.contributor.author Gómez Gallego, Félix
dc.contributor.author Lucía Mulas, Alejandro
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-31T09:49:17Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-31T09:49:17Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Esteban‐Cornejo, I., Tejero‐González, C. M., Martinez‐Gomez, D., Cabanas‐Sánchez, V., Fernández‐Santos, J. R., Conde‐Caveda, J., ... & Veiga, O. L. (2014). Objectively measured physical activity has a negative but weak association with academic performance in children and adolescents. Acta Paediatrica, 103(11), e501-e506. DOI: 10.1111/apa.12757 spa
dc.identifier.issn 16512227
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/5940
dc.description.abstract AIM: There is an emerging body of evidence on the potential effects of regular physical activity on academic performance. The aim of this study was to add to the debate, by examining the association between objectively measured physical activity and academic performance in a relatively large sample of children and adolescents. METHODS: The Spanish UP & DOWN study is a 3-year longitudinal study designed to assess the impact, overtime, of physical activity and sedentary behaviours on health indicators. This present analysis was conducted with 1778 children and adolescents aged 6-18 years. Physical activity was objectively measured by accelerometry. Academic performance was assessed using school grades. RESULTS: Physical activity was inversely associated with all academic performance indicators after adjustment for potential confounders, including neonatal variables, fatness and fitness (all p < 0.05). This association became nonsignificant among quartiles of physical activity. There were only slight differences in academic performance between the lowest and the second quartile of physical activity, compared to the highest quartile, with very small effect size (d < 0.20). CONCLUSION: Objectively measured physical activity may influence academic performance during both childhood and adolescence, but this association was negative and very weak. Longitudinal and intervention studies are necessary to further our understanding. spa
dc.description.sponsorship Plan Nacionla ed I+D: DEP 2010-21662-C04-00 (DEP 2010-21662-C04-01, DEP 2010-21662-C04-02, DEP 2010-21662-C04-03, DEP 2010-21662-C04-04) spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title Objectively measured physical activity has a negative but weak association with academic performance in children and adolescents spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 1.674 JCR (2014) Q2, 52/120 Pediatrics spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/apa.12757
dc.rights.accessRights closedAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Actividad fisica spa
dc.subject.uem Jóvenes spa
dc.subject.unesco Deporte spa
dc.subject.unesco Joven spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record