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dc.contributor.authorDumuid, Dorothea-
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Rachel-
dc.contributor.authorOlds, Timothy-
dc.contributor.authorEvans, John Robert-
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-01T05:03:06Z-
dc.date.available2021-06-01T05:03:06Z-
dc.date.issued2020-11-09-
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10620/18464-
dc.description.abstractObjective: Sport may promote academic performance through physiological and psychosocial mechanisms. We aimed to examine the association between sports participation and academic performance in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Methods: Participants were from four successive waves of Australia’s Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (n ¼ 303, baseline age 5–6 y). Cumulative sports participation was regressed against academic performance from two standardised tests. Results: Children participating in sport at all four waves performed significantly better than children participating in sport in 0, 2 or 3 waves in Progressive Achievement Test (PAT) Maths (110 vs. 103, 105 and 105, p ¼ 0.007, 0.02 and 0.02, respectively), and better than children participating at two waves in National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) numeracy (438 vs. 409, p ¼ 0.006). There were no significant differences in PAT reading or NAPLAN literacy. Conclusion: Sports participation appears to be associated with subsequent better numeracy (2–7 months of learning) in a sample of Australian indigenous children. Fostering sports participation among indigenous children may be an avenue for reducing disadvantage.en
dc.titleSport and academic performance in Australian Indigenous childrenen
dc.typeJournal Articlesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0004944120971373en
dc.identifier.urlhttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0004944120971373en
local.subject.policyTheses and student dissertationsen
dc.identifier.surveyLSICen
dc.description.keywordsIndigenous Educationen
dc.description.keywordsSporten
dc.description.keywordsNumeracyen
dc.description.keywordsLiteracyen
dc.description.keywordsPhysical Activity Levelen
dc.description.keywordsAcademic Performanceen
dc.identifier.volume65en
dc.description.pages13en
dc.identifier.issue1en
dc.title.bookAustralian Journal of Educationen
dc.subject.dssLearning, education and trainingen
dc.subject.dssLifestyleen
dc.relation.surveyLSICen
dc.date.featured2021-06-01-
dc.old.surveyvalueLSICen
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