publication . Article . 2015

Screen time impairs the relationship between physical fitness and academic attainment in children

Aguilar, Macarena M.; Vergara, Felipe A.; Velásquez, Erikson J.A.; Marina, Raquel; García-Hermoso, Antonio;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2015 Journal: Jornal de Pediatria, volume 91, pages 339-345 (issn: 0021-7557, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was twofold: to analyze the association between physical fitness and academic attainment, and to determine the influence of screen time on the association between physical fitness and academic attainment.METHODS: A cross-sectional study including 395 schoolchildren from seven schools of the Maule Region, Chile (mean age 12.1 years; 50.4% boys) participated in the autumn of 2014 (March to June). Self-reported physical activity and screen time were evaluated. The study measured academic achievement (mean of the grades obtained in several core subjects), physical fitness (cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular strength), weight,...
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free text keywords: Academic performance, Muscular strength, Socioeconomic status, Academic achievement, Physical strength, Sedentary lifestyle, Medicine, business.industry, business, Cardiorespiratory fitness, Physical fitness, Cross-sectional study, Screen time, Gerontology, Intensive care medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Desempenho acadêmico, Aptidão cardiorrespiratória, Força muscular, Estilo de vida sedentário
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publication . Article . 2015

Screen time impairs the relationship between physical fitness and academic attainment in children

Aguilar, Macarena M.; Vergara, Felipe A.; Velásquez, Erikson J.A.; Marina, Raquel; García-Hermoso, Antonio;