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

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 3...

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Autores Principales: García-Hermoso, Antonio, Saavedra, Jose M., Olloquequi, Jordi, Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson
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Publicado: 2017
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Acceso en línea:http://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/18809
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12199-017-0628-5
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spelling ir-10336-188092020-05-12T08:42:45Z Associations between the duration of active commuting to school and academic achievement in rural Chilean adolescents García-Hermoso, Antonio Saavedra, Jose M. Olloquequi, Jordi Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson Active Travel Physical Activity School Performance Walking Academic Achievement Adolescent Child Chilean Cross-Sectional Study Female Gender Human Language Major Clinical Study Male Mathematics Travel Walking 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. © The Author(s). 2017. 2017 2018-12-13T13:17:59Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion ISSN 1342-078X http://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/18809 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12199-017-0628-5 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf Lobstein, T., Baur, L., Uauy, R., Obesity in children and young people: a crisis in public health (2004) Obes Rev., 5, pp. 4-85
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language Inglés (English)
topic Active Travel
Physical Activity
School Performance
Walking
Academic Achievement
Adolescent
Child
Chilean
Cross-Sectional Study
Female
Gender
Human
Language
Major Clinical Study
Male
Mathematics
Travel
Walking
spellingShingle Active Travel
Physical Activity
School Performance
Walking
Academic Achievement
Adolescent
Child
Chilean
Cross-Sectional Study
Female
Gender
Human
Language
Major Clinical Study
Male
Mathematics
Travel
Walking
García-Hermoso, Antonio
Saavedra, Jose M.
Olloquequi, Jordi
Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson
Associations between the duration of active commuting to school and academic achievement in rural Chilean adolescents
description 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. © The Author(s). 2017.
format Artículo (Article)
author García-Hermoso, Antonio
Saavedra, Jose M.
Olloquequi, Jordi
Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson
author_facet García-Hermoso, Antonio
Saavedra, Jose M.
Olloquequi, Jordi
Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson
author_sort García-Hermoso, Antonio
title Associations between the duration of active commuting to school and academic achievement in rural Chilean adolescents
title_short Associations between the duration of active commuting to school and academic achievement in rural Chilean adolescents
title_full Associations between the duration of active commuting to school and academic achievement in rural Chilean adolescents
title_fullStr Associations between the duration of active commuting to school and academic achievement in rural Chilean adolescents
title_full_unstemmed Associations between the duration of active commuting to school and academic achievement in rural Chilean adolescents
title_sort associations between the duration of active commuting to school and academic achievement in rural chilean adolescents
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