Effects of a 6-week circuit training intervention on body esteem and body mass index in British primary school children

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/83358
Title:
Effects of a 6-week circuit training intervention on body esteem and body mass index in British primary school children
Authors:
Duncan, Michael; Al-Nakeeb, Yahya; Nevill, Alan M.
Abstract:
Research examining the impact of physical activity on children’s body image has been limited and equivocal. The current researchers examined the effect of 6-week circuit-based training on body esteem and body mass index (BMI) in 68 British children (34 boys and 34 girls, aged 10–11 years, 16% overweight, 7% obese). The Body Esteem Scale for Children (BES-C)was administered to both the intervention group and control group, pre, post and 6 weeks post the intervention. BMI was directly assessed from height and body mass pre- and post-intervention. The results of this study revealed that, as compared to the control group,participation in 6-week circuit training significantly improved body esteem scores post-intervention. However, these scores were not sustained 6 weeks post-intervention. The improvement in body esteem scores from pre- to post- intervention was greater for girls as compared to boys.Additionally,BMI decreased significantly in the intervention group compared to the control group.
Citation:
Body Image 6 (2009) 216–220
Journal:
Body Image
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/83358
DOI:
10.1016/j.bodyim.2009.04.003
Additional Links:
http://www.elsevier.com/locate/bodyimage
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
17401445
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group; Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDuncan, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorAl-Nakeeb, Yahyaen
dc.contributor.authorNevill, Alan M.en
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-02T14:28:21Z-
dc.date.available2009-10-02T14:28:21Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationBody Image 6 (2009) 216–220en
dc.identifier.issn17401445-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.bodyim.2009.04.003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/83358-
dc.description.abstractResearch examining the impact of physical activity on children’s body image has been limited and equivocal. The current researchers examined the effect of 6-week circuit-based training on body esteem and body mass index (BMI) in 68 British children (34 boys and 34 girls, aged 10–11 years, 16% overweight, 7% obese). The Body Esteem Scale for Children (BES-C)was administered to both the intervention group and control group, pre, post and 6 weeks post the intervention. BMI was directly assessed from height and body mass pre- and post-intervention. The results of this study revealed that, as compared to the control group,participation in 6-week circuit training significantly improved body esteem scores post-intervention. However, these scores were not sustained 6 weeks post-intervention. The improvement in body esteem scores from pre- to post- intervention was greater for girls as compared to boys.Additionally,BMI decreased significantly in the intervention group compared to the control group.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.elsevier.com/locate/bodyimageen
dc.subjectBody esteemen
dc.subjectWeight statusen
dc.subjectPhysical activityen
dc.subjectPlyometricsen
dc.titleEffects of a 6-week circuit training intervention on body esteem and body mass index in British primary school childrenen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalBody Imageen
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