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Schools with fitter children achieve better literacy and numeracy results: Evidence of a school cultural effect

Telford, Richard; Cunningham, Ross; Telford, Rohan M.; Abhayaratna, Walter


Relationships of academic achievement (government tests) with physical fitness (multistage run), physical activity (pedometers) and percent body fat (dual emission X-ray absorptiometry) were examined at both the aggregate school level and the individual child level using data collected from 757 children in 29 elementary schools. Statistical adjustments included gender, grade and socioeconomic status. Between-school relationships of the academic scores with fitness and physical activity were...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Pediatric Exercise Science


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