Uptake and effects of a new sport program at a school in a disadvantaged locality

Hahn, A. and Terry, P. and Simjanovic, M. (2012) Uptake and effects of a new sport program at a school in a disadvantaged locality. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15 (S1). p. 117. ISSN 1440-2440

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This study investigated the uptake by 11–12 year olds in a disadvantaged locality of a new sport involving a modified, low-risk form of boxing (Box'Tag), and assessed the outcomes of their involvement.
The findings suggest that this new sport program appeals to school age children of both sexes, specifically engages children at risk of social disengagement, may have positive effects on aerobic fitness and mood, and for some students may yield overall behavioural benefits.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2012 Published by Elsevier Inc. Presented at the Be Active 2012 - 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, held in Sydney, 31 Oct-3 Nov 2012.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2013 12:57
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2017 06:24
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
16 Studies in Human Society > 1602 Criminology > 160201 Causes and Prevention of Crime
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2012.11.285
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22577

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