The purpose of this study was to determine the differences between boys and girls on enjoyment of several activities including two sedentary activities (watching TV, playing Strike Force Bowling-PS2 game) and one exergame (Nintendo Wii Tennis). One hundred and sixty-two children, aged 11.2±0.8 years were divided into two groups according to their gender. Participants individually attended three testing sessions during which they performed several physical activities as describe above. Following each activity children completed a Physical Activity Enjoyment Questionnaire. A two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) with repeated measures was conducted to evaluate the effect of gender on the enjoyment of those activities. Results indicated that TV was the least enjoyable activity whereas the exergame, Wii Tennis, was the most enjoyable activity. No significant differences were found between gender groups. Conclusively, children’s enjoyment of exergames could be capitalized on in order to develop interventions to increase physical activity.
|Translated title of the contribution||The differences between boys and girls on enjoyment of exergames and sedentary behaviours|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- Physical activity
- Sedentary behaviour