Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Academic Performance : Cross-Lagged Associations from Adolescence to Young Adulthood

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Aaltonen, Sari; Latvala, Antti; Rose, Richard J.; Kujala, Urho M.; Kaprio, Jaakko; Silventoinen, Karri;
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
  • Journal: volume 6issn: 2045-2322, eissn: 2045-2322
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  • Identifiers: pmc: PMC5156951, doi: 10.1038/srep39215
  • Subject: COGNITION | ACHIEVEMENT | AEROBIC FITNESS | HEALTH | COHORT | 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health | adulthood | Article | physical activity | CHILDREN | leisure-time | adolescence | academic performance | TWIN | LESSONS

Physical activity and academic performance are positively associated, but the direction of the association is poorly understood. This longitudinal study examined the direction and magnitude of the associations between leisure-time physical activity and academic performa... View more