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Examining the Relationship between Physical Activity and Student Achievement and Behavior: Results from a Three-Year Intervention

1University of Colorado Colorado Springs

2Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado

3Northern Arizona University


Journal of Physical Activity Research. 2018, Vol. 3 No. 2, 109-117
DOI: 10.12691/jpar-3-2-8
Copyright © 2018 Science and Education Publishing

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Dick M. Carpenter II, Cheryl Kelly, Timothy K. Behrens, Julaine Field, Carmen Luna, Elizabeth Tucker. Examining the Relationship between Physical Activity and Student Achievement and Behavior: Results from a Three-Year Intervention. Journal of Physical Activity Research. 2018; 3(2):109-117. doi: 10.12691/jpar-3-2-8.

Correspondence to: Dick  M. Carpenter II, University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Email: dcarpent@uccs.edu

Abstract

This study examines the relationship between physical activity (PA) levels and academic achievement and student behavior in schools that completed a three-year initiative to increase and improve PA for students. Using difference-in-difference and discontinuity analyses, we find schools that participated in a PA intervention saw greater academic achievement during the three years of PA programming as compared to non-participating schools. The significant effects of the intervention were realized during the first year of programming; subsequent years saw stable achievement but not significant growth. There did not, however, appear to be differences in maladaptive student behavior between schools based on participation in the PA intervention.

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