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Public defence of doctoral thesis | Physical activity, physical fitness and academic performance among adolescents: Intervention effects from the School in Motion study – a cluster randomized controlled trial...
Emerging evidence suggests a favourable relationship between physical activity, aerobic fitness and academic performance. Recent data shows that physical activity levels decrease through adolescence. Accordingly, there is a need to develop interventions that can effectively change behaviour, leading to increased physical activity, physical fitness and academic performance among adolescents.
Public defence of doctoral thesis | Physical activity, mental health and academic achievement in adolescents | Ingeborg Barth Vedøy, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, December 1, 2021
In Ingeborg Barth Vedøy’s dissertation, she presents results from a long term study in which she followed 600 adolescents annually throughout their three years of lower secondary school, exploring their physical activity level, mental health and academic achievements. Surprisingly, the overall results show no associations between physical activity and academic achievement among the participants.