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Title: 
Differences in daily step counts among primary, secondary, and junior college students
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Keywords: 
Pedometer
Physical activity
Step count
Adolescents
Children
Issue Date: 
2014
Citation: 
Wang, J. C. K., Liu, W. C., Koh, K. T., & Lim, C. B. S. (2014). Differences in daily step counts among primary, secondary, and junior college students. Journal of Youth Studies, 17(2), 95-102.
Abstract: 
The purpose of this study is to describe and analyse the physical activity patterns measured through
pedometers among primary, secondary, and college students. A sample of 571 school children
wore pedometers for 5 consecutive weekdays and one weekend day. Results showed that male
students were more active than female students across all categories, except during co-curricular
activity (CCAs). Primary school students were more active than secondary school and college
students. Taken together, the findings of this study support the idea that, as children get older, the
differences between boys and girls reduce drastically until the college level, at which point boys are
equally as inactive as girls.
URI: 
ISSN: 
1367-6261 (print)
1469-9680 (online)
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