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dc.contributor.authorTortella, Patrizia
dc.contributor.authorHaga, Monika
dc.contributor.authorIngebrigtsen, Jan Erik
dc.contributor.authorFumagalli, Guido
dc.contributor.authorSigmundsson, Hermundur
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to compare how the organization of a movement session as partly structured play or free play influenced the physical activity engagement in 4–5 years old pre-schoolers. The partly structured playgroup consisted of 46 children and the free playgroup consisted of 33 children. The playground activities consisted of 10 sessions each lasting 1 h, executed once per week in the period Mars to May 2017 at a specific playground setting. The partly structured playgroup conducted a movement activity session that included a combination of both structured- and free play activities. The free playgroup engaged in unstructured play, only. To detect the intensity of the physical activity each child carried an accelerometer 1 h the first week and last week of the intervention. Results indicate a significant difference in physical activity level between the two groups for the 5-year-old in the favor of the partly structured playgroup. There was a significant difference between the four-and 5-year-old in relation to physical activity level. No significant difference between the activity in March and May for the whole group was found.nb_NO
dc.publisherFrontiers Medianb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleComparing free play and partly structured play in 4-5-years-old children in an outdoor playgroundnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.journalFrontiers In Public Healthnb_NO
dc.description.localcodeCopyright © 2019 Tortella, Haga, Ingebrigtsen, Fumagalli and Sigmundsson. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).nb_NO
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for lærerutdanning
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for sosiologi og statsvitenskap
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for psykologi

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