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dc.contributor.authorSalin, Kasper
dc.contributor.authorHuhtiniemi, Mikko
dc.contributor.authorWatt, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorMononen, Kaisu
dc.contributor.authorJaakkola, Timo
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-03T11:07:30Z
dc.date.available2021-03-03T11:07:30Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationSalin, K., Huhtiniemi, M., Watt, A., Mononen, K., & Jaakkola, T. (2021). Contrasts in fitness, motor competence and physical activity among children involved in single or multiple sports. <i>Biomedical Human Kinetics</i>, <i>13</i>(1), 1-10. <a href="https://doi.org/10.2478/bhk-2021-0001" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.2478/bhk-2021-0001</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_51757771
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/74484
dc.description.abstractStudy aim: While there is wide debate around specialization in one sport, there is a lack of information about fitness levels and motor competence of children participating in single or multiple sports. Material and methods: The study involved 358 fifth-grade children who participated in a set of health-related fitness and motor competence tests over two consecutive years. A subsample of children (n = 109) wore an accelerometer for seven consecutive days. The independent samples t-test and ANCOVA were used to compare differences between single and multi-sport participants in study variables and changes between baseline and follow-up. Results: Multi-sport participants performed better in shuttle run (baseline/follow-up; p = 0.001/p = 0.006), push-up (p = 0.006/p = 0.036), and five leap tests (p = 0.001/p = 0.009) in baseline than single sport participants among boys. Likewise, multi-sport participants showed significantly more improvement in the throwing and catching combination test between study years among boys F1,159 = 3.570, p = 0.030. Among girls, no differences were found in any study variable between single and multi-sport participants. Conclusions: From the perspective of fitness and motor competence tests, there are no arguments for participating in just one sport at an early age. Instead, multi-sport participants performed better than single sport participants in the majority of test variables.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSciendo
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBiomedical Human Kinetics
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.subject.otheraccelerometer
dc.subject.otherphysical fitness
dc.subject.othermotor competence
dc.subject.othermulti-sport
dc.subject.othersingle sport
dc.subject.otherlongitudinal
dc.titleContrasts in fitness, motor competence and physical activity among children involved in single or multiple sports
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202103031846
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.pagerange1-10
dc.relation.issn2080-2234
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume13
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© University of Physical Education, Warsaw, Poland
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dc.subject.ysolapset (ikäryhmät)
dc.subject.ysoliikuntaharrastus
dc.subject.ysofyysinen kunto
dc.subject.ysomotoriset taidot
dc.subject.ysopitkittäistutkimus
dc.subject.ysourheilulajit
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p4354
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p13035
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p7384
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p24478
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p14610
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p894
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.2478/bhk-2021-0001
jyx.fundinginformationThis work was supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture (61/626/2016)


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