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Título: Learning to cycle
Outros títulos: Are physical activity and birth order related to the age of learning how to ride a bicycle?
Autores: Mercê, Cristiana
Branco, Marco
Catela, David
Lopes, Frederico
Rodrigues, Luís Paulo
Cordovil, Rita
Palavras-chave: Learning
Birth order
Data: 8-Jun-2021
Citação: Mercê, C., Branco, M., Catela, D., Lopes, F., Rodrigues, L.P., Cordovil, R.(2021).Learning to cycle: are physical activity and birth order related to the age of learning how to ride a bicycle? Children, 8(6). Doi: 10.3390/children8060487
Resumo: The present article aimed to verify whether the age at which children learn to ride a bicycle is related to their physical activity or birth order. Data were collected from an online structured survey between November 2019 and June 2020. A total of 8614 responses were obtained from 22 countries. The results reveal significant differences in learning age depending on the frequency of physical activity (F(5, 7235) = 35.12, p < 0.001, ηp 2 = 0.24). People who engaged in physical activity less than twice a month learned to cycle later (M = 7.5 ± 5.3 years) than people who engaged in physical activity on a daily basis (M = 5.7 ± 2.2 years) (p < 0.001). There were also significant differences in learning age according to birth order (F(2, 3008) = 7.31, p = 0.00, ηp 2 = 0.005). Only children had the highest learning age (M = 5.5 ± 2.4 years), whereas those who were born last had the lowest, (M = 5.1 ± 1.9 years) (p = 0.013). Creating opportunities for children to be engaged in play and physical activity and social modulation through their older siblings seem to be key conditions to encourage children to learn how to ride a bicycle from a young age and to foster their motor development.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11960/2981
ISSN: 2227-9067
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