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Physical Activity Is Not Related to Performance at School

John Hattie, PhD; Janet Clinton, PhD
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(7):678-679. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2012.334.
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In their article titled “Physical Activity and Performance at School: a Systematic Review of the Literature Including a Methodological Quality Assessment” Singh et al concluded that “participation in physical activity is positively related to academic performance in children”1(p49) and “we found strong evidence of a significant positive relationship between physical activity and academic performance.”1(p53) The study has been widely publicized, as a Google search will attest.

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July 1, 2012
Amika S. Singh, PhD; Leonie Uijtdewilligen, MSc; Jos W. R. Twisk, PhD; Willem van Mechelen, PhD, MD; Mai J. M. Chinapaw, PhD
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(7):678-679. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2012.337.
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