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Presentation
A functional analysis of physical activity in preschool children
Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Kristin M. Hustyi, University of the Pacific
  • Matthew P. Normand, University of the Pacific
  • Tracy A. Larson, University of the Pacific
  • Allison J. Morley, University of the Pacific
Document Type
Conference Presentation
Department
Psychology
Organization
Association for Behavior Analysis
Location
Denver, CO
Conference Dates
May 27-31, 2011
Date of Presentation
5-29-2011
Abstract
The purpose of the current study was to develop and test an experimental methodology for assessing the effect of outdoor activity context on level of physical activity in preschool children in solitary and group settings. Several activity contexts and a control condition were manipulated according to a multi-element design. The fixed-playground equipment condition produced the most moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for most participants in both solitary and group settings. In addition, participants engaged in higher level of moderate-vigorous physical activity across experimental conditions when at least one peer was present.
Citation Information
Kristin M. Hustyi, Matthew P. Normand, Tracy A. Larson and Allison J. Morley. "A functional analysis of physical activity in preschool children" Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/matthew-normand/34/