The Daily Activity of 11- to 18-year-old School Children: The Hong Kong Study
LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in English; abstract also in Chinese.
The purpose of the study was to examine the daily activity of the 11- to 18-year-old Hong Kong secondary school children. Two hundred and seventeen Hong Kong secondary school children (males = 109; females = 108) were surveyed. The physical activity questionnaire was employed as the survey tool to assess the daily activity. Two-way ANOVA was carried out to compare the effects of gender and age in the mean of each daily activity . F-ratios were calculated for detecting significant differences between groups (p<0.05). One-way ANOVA was used followed by Scheffe posthoc tests to distinguish the age groups which were significantly different. The results indicated that in relation to gender, sports activities were significantly different both during school days and holiday, and study activities were significantly different during school days. In relation to age groups, study activities were significantly different between age groups both during school days and holidays, and sleeping was significantly different between age groups during school days only. The findings suggest that activity levels tend to be lower in girls than in boys and tend to decrease with age.
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