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Article: Are physical activity and academic performance compatible? Academic achievement, conduct, physical activity and self-esteem of Hong Kong Chinese primary school children

TitleAre physical activity and academic performance compatible? Academic achievement, conduct, physical activity and self-esteem of Hong Kong Chinese primary school children
Authors
KeywordsChinese students
Physical activity
Physical self-description questionnaire
Self-esteem
Issue Date2006
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03055698.asp
Citation
Educational Studies, 2006, v. 32 n. 4, p. 331-341 How to Cite?
Abstract
Education is so strongly emphasized in the Chinese culture that academic success is widely regarded as the only indicator of success, while too much physical activity is often discouraged because it drains energy and affects academic concentration. This study investigated the relations among academic achievement, self-esteem, school conduct and physical activity level. The participants were 333 Chinese pre-adolescents (aged 8-12) in Hong Kong. Examination results and conduct grades were obtained from the school records. Global self-esteem was measured with the Physical self-description questionnaire (PSDQ), while physical activity patterns of the children were assessed with the Physical activity questionnaire for children (PAQ-C). Results showed that high academic achievers consistently attained better school conduct marks. However, physical activity level was quite an independent entity that was related neither to academic achievement nor school conduct. Furthermore, regression analyses showed that only academically high-achieving boys and physically active boys had higher self-esteem. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87882
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dc.contributor.authorYu, CCWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Fen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSung, RYTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHau, KTen_HK
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dc.identifier.citationEducational Studies, 2006, v. 32 n. 4, p. 331-341en_HK
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dc.description.abstractEducation is so strongly emphasized in the Chinese culture that academic success is widely regarded as the only indicator of success, while too much physical activity is often discouraged because it drains energy and affects academic concentration. This study investigated the relations among academic achievement, self-esteem, school conduct and physical activity level. The participants were 333 Chinese pre-adolescents (aged 8-12) in Hong Kong. Examination results and conduct grades were obtained from the school records. Global self-esteem was measured with the Physical self-description questionnaire (PSDQ), while physical activity patterns of the children were assessed with the Physical activity questionnaire for children (PAQ-C). Results showed that high academic achievers consistently attained better school conduct marks. However, physical activity level was quite an independent entity that was related neither to academic achievement nor school conduct. Furthermore, regression analyses showed that only academically high-achieving boys and physically active boys had higher self-esteem. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03055698.aspen_HK
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dc.subjectChinese studentsen_HK
dc.subjectPhysical activityen_HK
dc.subjectPhysical self-description questionnaireen_HK
dc.subjectSelf-esteemen_HK
dc.titleAre physical activity and academic performance compatible? Academic achievement, conduct, physical activity and self-esteem of Hong Kong Chinese primary school childrenen_HK
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