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Associations between the duration of active commuting to school and academic achievement in rural Chilean adolescents

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dc.contributor Háskólinn í Reykjavík
dc.contributor Reykjavik University
dc.contributor.author García-Hermoso, Antonio
dc.contributor.author Saavedra, Jose M.
dc.contributor.author Olloquequi, Jordi
dc.contributor.author Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-25T15:49:52Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-25T15:49:52Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04-04
dc.identifier.citation Garcia-Hermoso, A., Saavedra, J. M., Olloquequi, J., & Ramirez-Velez, R. (2017). Associations between the duration of active commuting to school and academic achievement in rural Chilean adolescents. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 22(1), UNSP 31. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12199-017-0628-5
dc.identifier.issn 1342-078X
dc.identifier.issn issn: 1347-4715 (eISSN)
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1359
dc.description.abstract Background: Habitual active commuting to school may be positively associated with academic achievement. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between duration of walking or otherwise actively commuting to school and academic achievement. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 389 adolescents from seven rural schools (12-13 years). Mode and duration of active commuting to school (use of active means such as walking or biking to and from school) and screen time were self-reported. Academic achievement was determined by the outcome in basic grades (language and mathematics). Results: Active commuting to school was not associated with higher scores in any grades after adjustment for potential confounders. No evidence was found of interactions between gender and academic achievement, but there was interaction with duration of walking (< 30 min, 30-60 min, and > 60 min). Adjusted binary logistic regression analysis suggested that adolescents who spent between 30 and 60 min actively commuting were more likely to obtain high academic achievement (language and mathematics). Conclusions: Thirty to 60 min of ACS may have a positive influence on academic achievement in adolescents, so, it is necessary to make recommendations for the children to walk from and/or to school. This could help society to recognize the relevance of physical activity to health as well as to academic performance.
dc.format.extent UNSP 31
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Springer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofseries Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine;22(1)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
dc.subject Active travel
dc.subject Physical activity
dc.subject Walking
dc.subject School performance
dc.subject Children
dc.subject Adolescents
dc.subject Lýðheilsa
dc.subject Ferðavenjur
dc.subject Lífshættir
dc.subject Hreyfing (heilsurækt)
dc.subject Gangandi vegfarendur
dc.subject Námsárangur
dc.subject Börn
dc.subject Unglingar
dc.title Associations between the duration of active commuting to school and academic achievement in rural Chilean adolescents
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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dc.description.version "Peer Reviewed"
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s12199-017-0628-5
dc.contributor.department Íþróttafræði (HR)
dc.contributor.department Sport Science (RU)
dc.contributor.school Tækni- og verkfræðideild (HR)
dc.contributor.school School of Science and Engineering (RU)


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