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The effect of an 8-week classroom-based physical activity and sedentary behaviour programme on adolescents' motivation and physical activity

McMichan, Lauren and Gibson, Ann-Marie and Rowe, David A. (2017) The effect of an 8-week classroom-based physical activity and sedentary behaviour programme on adolescents' motivation and physical activity. In: Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 2017-12-11 - 2017-12-12, UK.

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Abstract

We determine the effect of “ActiveChat” - an 8-week classroom-based physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour (SB) programme on adolescents’ motivation and PA. Results of the feasibility study provides preliminary evidence suggesting that an 8-week teacher-led classroom-based PA and SB programme has the potential to maintain adolescents' motivation towards PA, and increase in-class levels of PA. This indicates that pedagogical methods could be adapted to incorporate more PA within secondary school classrooms.