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dc.contributor.authorKääpä, Mari
dc.contributor.authorPalomäki, Sanna
dc.contributor.authorVähä-Ypyä, Henri
dc.contributor.authorVasankari, Tommi
dc.contributor.authorHirvensalo, Mirja
dc.contributor.authorFedewa, Alicia
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-25T13:41:37Z
dc.date.available2021-01-25T13:41:37Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationKääpä, M., Palomäki, S., Vähä-Ypyä, H., Vasankari, T., Hirvensalo, M., & Fedewa, A. (2021). Finnish Adolescent Girls’ Activity Patterns and The Effects of an Activity-Based Homework Intervention on Their Physical Activity. <i>Physical Activity and Health</i>, <i>5</i>(1), 1-14. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5334/paah.73" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.5334/paah.73</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_47818242
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73785
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The insufficient physical activity (PA) of adolescents is a global challenge, and there is a need to find opportunities to engage youth in active lifestyles. The majority of adolescents do not meet the recommended guidelines of physical activity, and especially females have low levels of activity as they approach adolescence. The goal of this study was to obtain insight into Finnish adolescent girls’ objectively measured physical activity by evaluating the effects of an activity-based homework intervention on low, medium, and high-active girls during after-school hours. Method: A physical activity homework intervention was put into place for female adolescent girls. Physical activity was measured by accelerometers and a self-reported diary from 87 girls aged 13 to 15 years. Results: Results indicated that high-active girls maintained their activity until the last measurement hour (10 pm), while the moderate- and low-active girls’ activity declined towards the evening hours. The high-active girls participated the most frequently in organized sports activities, and the low-active girls were the most active in participating in household chores. The PE homework intervention increased girls’ activity time an average of 34 minutes per week. Conclusion: This study offers a picture of the diverse nature of the physical activity that adolescent girls engage in during after-school hours and shows the potential of PE homework assignments to reduce sedentary time and thereby increase physically active time during after-school hours.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUbiquity Press, Ltd.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPhysical Activity and Health
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.otherphysical activity
dc.subject.otherafter-school
dc.subject.otherlower secondary school girl students
dc.subject.otherphysical education homework intervention
dc.titleFinnish Adolescent Girls’ Activity Patterns and The Effects of an Activity-Based Homework Intervention on Their Physical Activity
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202101251247
dc.contributor.laitosLiikuntatieteellinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Sport and Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineLiikuntapedagogiikkafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineSport Pedagogyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange1-14
dc.relation.issn2515-2270
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume5
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2021 the Authors
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.subject.ysokoululiikunta
dc.subject.ysointerventiotutkimus
dc.subject.ysoliikunta
dc.subject.ysokotitehtävät
dc.subject.ysofyysinen aktiivisuus
dc.subject.ysoyläkoululaiset
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p15765
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p32625
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p916
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p3928
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p23102
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p38262
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.5334/paah.73


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