Environmental characteristics and student physical activity in PE class: findings from two large urban areas of Texas.

@article{Skala2012EnvironmentalCA,
  title={Environmental characteristics and student physical activity in PE class: findings from two large urban areas of Texas.},
  author={Katherine A Skala and Andrew E. Springer and Shreela V. Sharma and Deanna M Hoelscher and Steven H. Kelder},
  journal={Journal of physical activity & health},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={481-91}
}
BACKGROUND Physical education (PE) classes provide opportunities for children to be active. This study examined the associations between specific environmental characteristics (teacher characteristics; class size, duration and location; and lesson context) and elementary school-aged children's moderate-to-vigorous activity (MVPA) during PE. METHODS Environmental characteristics and student activity levels were measured in 211 third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade PE classes in 74 Texas public… CONTINUE READING

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