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dc.contributor.authorUsher, Wayne
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-19T03:16:25Z
dc.date.available2019-09-19T03:16:25Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn2331-186X
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/2331186x.2019.1661582
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387515
dc.description.abstractObjective: Given the increasing importance being placed on levels of youths’ physical literacy (PL), physical activity (PA) and sport involvement (SI), it would seem plausible to investigate a common physical activity outcome (PAO) that would go to predict success throughout these domains. The impact of various demographic variables, on physical performance, is of interest. This study hypothesised that levels of agility predict the success in a number of PAOs. Design: A variance (ANOVA), with repeated measures, was conducted to determine if the physical performance responses differed significantly from each other for selected PAO. Setting: Two hundred and thirty-four (234) school-aged students (11–17+ years) had data (quantitative) collected across six PAOs, which were selected based on their inherent connections to domains. Method: Correlation matrices and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) were further used to examine and diagrammatically represent the significance (p < 0.05—p < 0.000) of associations and relationships (r) between levels of agility and each PAO. Results: Strength of the direct effect identifies that higher levels of agility, being male (r = .208**, p < 0.001) and a light—moderate BMI (r = .223**, p < 0.05), significantly moderates the pathways between all PAOs. The SEM indicated that the approach fits the data set very well (p < .05, Chi Square/DF<3, and other fit values in the .95–1.00 region). Conclusion: Findings suggest that more attention should be directed towards promoting the inherent benefits of improving school-aged students’ agility levels, with an aim to developing reciprocating positive impacts on domains.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1661582:1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1661582:16
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCogent Education
dc.relation.ispartofvolume6
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1301
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1302
dc.titleAgility as a predictor of physical literacy, activity levels and sport involvement
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationUsher, W, Agility as a predictor of physical literacy, activity levels and sport involvement, Cogent Education, 6 (1), pp. 1661582:1-1661582:16
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2019-09-19T02:52:52Z
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