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Factors Associated with Sustained Exergaming: Longitudinal Investigation


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O'Loughlin, Erin; Barnett, Tracie A; McGrath, Jennifer; Consalvo, Mia et Kakinami, Lisa (2019). Factors Associated with Sustained Exergaming: Longitudinal Investigation JMIR Serious Games , vol. 7 , nº 3. pp. 1-14. DOI: 10.2196/13335.

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BACKGROUND: Exergaming is technology-driven physical activity (PA) which, unlike traditional video game play, requires that participants be physically active to play the game. Exergaming may have potential to increase PA and decrease sedentary behavior in youth, but little is known about sustained exergaming.

OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to describe the frequency, correlates, and predictors of sustained exergaming.

METHODS: Data were available in AdoQuest (2005-11), a longitudinal investigation of 1843 grade 5 students in Montreal, Canada. This analysis used data from grade 9 (2008-09) and 11 (2010-11). Participants at Time 1 (T1; mean age 14 years, SD 0.8 ) who reported past-week exergaming (n=186, 19.1% of AdoQuest sample) completed mailed self-report questionnaires at Time 2 (T2; mean age 16 years, SD 0.8). Independent sociodemographic, psychological, and behavioral correlates (from T2)/predictors (from T1 or earlier) were identified using multivariable logistic regression.

RESULTS: Of 186 exergamers at T1, 81 (44%) reported exergaming at T2. Being female and having higher introjected regulation (ie, a type of PA motivation indicative of internalizing PA as a behavior) were independent correlates. None of the predictors investigated were associated with sustained exergaming.

CONCLUSIONS: Almost half of grade 9 exergamers sustained exergaming for 2 years. Exergaming may be a viable approach to help adolescents engage in and sustain PA during adolescence. Sex and PA motivation may be important in the sustainability of exergaming.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: video games; physical activity; adolescents
Centre: Centre INRS-Institut Armand Frappier
Date de dépôt: 20 nov. 2019 21:42
Dernière modification: 20 nov. 2019 21:42
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/8584

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