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Articles from CSPPA 2018

  • Kearney, P. E., Sherwin, I., O’Brien, W., Nevill, A. M., & Ng, K. (2023). Higher Family Affluence is Associated With Multi-Sport Participation Among Irish Youth. Perceptual and Motor Skills0(0).
  • Forte, C., McDowell, C.P., Woods, C.B., Hallgren, M., O’Brien, W., Belton, S., Muphy, M.H., Powell, C. & Herring, M. (2022). Differential Associations of Total and Context-Specific Sedentary Time with Depressive Symptoms Among Adolescents: Results from Ireland’s CSPPA Study. International Journal of Behavioural Medicine.
  • Woods C, Crowley E, Powell C, O’Brien W, Murphy M, Belton SB, Saunders J, Connolly S, Farmer O, & Ng K. Socio-ecological correlates of physical activity in a nationally representative sample of adolescents across Ireland and Northern Ireland. Preventive Medicine Reports, 23, 201472.
  • O’Brien, W., Coppinger, T., Hogan, I., Belton, S., Murphy, M. H., Powell, C., & Woods, C. (2021). The Association of Family, Friends, and Teacher Support With Girls’ Sport and Physical Activity on the Island of Ireland, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 18(8), 929-936.
  • Connolly, S.; Carlin, A.; Johnston, A.; Woods, C.; Powell, C.; Belton, S.; O’Brien, W.; Saunders, J.; Duff, C.; Farmer, O.; Murphy, M. Physical Activity, Sport and Physical Education in Northern Ireland School Children: A Cross-Sectional Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 6849.
  • Maura Coulter, Dylan Scanlon, Ann MacPhail, Wesley O’Brien, Sarahjane Belton & Catherine Save Woods (2020) The (mis)alignment between young people’s collective physical activity experience and physical education curriculum development in Ireland, Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 11:3, 204-221, https://doi/org/10.1080/25742981.2020.1808493
  • Ng, K., Kokko, S., Tammelin, T., Kallio, J., Belton, S., O’Brien, W., Murphy, M., Powell, C. and Woods, C., 2020. Clusters of Adolescent Physical Activity Tracker Patterns and Their Associations With Physical Activity Behaviors in Finland and Ireland: Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research22(9), p.e18509.  DOI: 10.2196/18509

Clusters of Adolescent Physical Activity Tracker Patterns and Their Associations With Physical Activity Behaviors in Finland and Ireland: Cross-Sectional Study

March 3, 2022|Categories: Publications|

Research Impact:  Physical activity trackers have the potential to help people to become, stay and increase physical activity. It can provide quantification of movement which is necessary to keep the body, mind and social circles healthy. The design of these trackers [...]

Data from CSPPA 2018 study used for the Physical Activity Report Card

August 26, 2022|Categories: CSPPA Reports 2018, Publications|Tags: , , |

The Ireland North and South Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents is part of the initiative from the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance,. It was established in 2014 to create a world of active healthy kids. Close [...]

Is premature sport specialisation a concern in the Irish context?

July 20, 2023|Categories: News & Events, Publications|Tags: , , , |

For teenage athletes, playing multiple sports at a high level is demanding; research presented by Peter Shaw at the All-Ireland Postgraduate Conference held in MTU Cork in June highlighted sports clashing, increased risk of injury, less social time and too [...]

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