Effects of an 8-week structured physical activity program on psychosocial behaviors of children with intellectual disabilities

Peggy Hiu Nam Choi*, Siu Yin CHEUNG

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Abstract

The study aimed to investigate the impact of an 8-wk structured physical activity program on selected psychosocial behaviors of children with intellectual disabilities (ID) and to estimate whether generalization occurred. Thirty children (22 boys, 8 girls) with mild ID took part in the study. The ANCOVA results showed a significant difference between the training group and the control group in emotional self-control mean scores, F(1, 25) = 7.61, p =.011, with the posttest mean score of the training group being better than that of the control group. The correlation analysis showed a medium, positive correlation between the gain scores of emotional self-control in the training context and classroom context of the training group (r =.41, n = 16, p =.12). Hence, generalization appeared to have occurred.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalAdapted Physical Activity Quarterly
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

User-Defined Keywords

  • Emotional self-control
  • Generalization
  • Intervention
  • Social interaction

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