Prevalence and correlates of physical activity from a nationally represented

Prevalence and correlates of physical activity from a

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sufficiently active? Prevalence and correlates of physical activity from a nationally represented cross-sectional study. This article examined the children of Thailand’s participation levels in daily PA along with examining how it correlates with demographic characteristics and PA domains. This plays a role in their activity level, as well as their academic success. This study
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THE IMPROVEMENT OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE BASED OFF 13 had multiple variables that it looked when accessing children’s PA activity levels and correlating it with their academic success (Amornsriwatankul, Lester, Bull, & Rosenberg 2017). There were 13,225 participants in this study, participants were administered a questionnaire asking them about their fitness levels and about their academic performance. Students were administered this questionnaire in the school setting where the questionnaire asked how often they participated in PA, if so, what types of PA did they participate in and did they participate in any organized sports. Whereas, on the academic side it asked them what was their favorite subject in school, what type of grades they made in school, and did they feel confident and motivated in the school setting (Amornsriwatanakul et al., 2017). When looking at the questionnaire results, researchers noted that students who participated in PA or in PA organized sports on a regular basis, did better than students who were barely involved with PA or did none at all (Amornsriwatanakul et al., 2017). With a p value of 0.001 it was statistically significant that the Thailand children who are more involved also seemed to be more confident and motivated to be successful in the classroom. As for those who are not involved with PA or have low PA levels are at risk for becoming overweight or obese, which could play a role in low confidence levels, ultimately affecting their chances of accomplishing their goals in academia and living up to their full potential. Conclusion Regarding this thesis statement, the purpose of this literature review was to explore the effects that physical activity has on improving academic achievement in children ranging from the age of six to seventeen. The eight studies reviewed combined physical activity and academic performance in some way, where researchers saw improvements after students participated in a
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THE IMPROVEMENT OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE BASED OFF 14 PA bout. Results from the studies determined a statistical difference of P< 0.05 for two studies resulted in improved averages of 48.8 to 53.3 and a 95 percent rating in the above average category in academic performance, when children participated in moderate to vigorous activity. The study that increased students PA time during school from 60 to 200 minutes a week and decreased time spent in the classroom saw that PA improved their students’ academic performance levels, based off students’ report cards. Students who participated in 200 minutes of PA a week had a report card percentage of 95.2, compared to other students across the world that only participated in 60 minutes of PA a week and had an 86 percent rating. Furthermore, one
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