Journal article

Children's Enjoyment of Play During School Lunchtime Breaks: An Examination of Intraday and Interday Reliability

Brendon P Hyndman, Amanda C Benson, Shahid Ullah, Caroline F Finch, Amanda Telford

Journal of Physical Activity and Health | HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Enjoyment and play during school lunchtime are correlated with children's physical activity. Despite this, there is an absence of studies reporting children's enjoyment of play during school lunchtime breaks. The purpose of this study was to examine the intraday and interday reliability of children's enjoyment of school lunchtime play. METHODS: Surveys used to assess children's enjoyment of lunchtime play were distributed to and completed by 197 children (112 males, 85 females), aged 8-12 years attending an elementary school in Victoria, Australia. Children completed the surveys during class before lunch (expected enjoyment) and after lunch (actual enjoyment) for 5 days. The intr..

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