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Table 1 Association between students’ attitude to PA and self-reported PA in school (PA-high/PA-low) and self-reported fitness level (fit/unfit)

From: A survey of students’ attitudes to implementing physical activity in Danish vocational education schools

Items on attitudes to PA Agreement PA-high % (n) PA-low % (n) p Fit % (n) Unfit % (n) p
1. It has a positive effect on social well-being in the class (n = 634) High 59.0 (266) 53.0 (97) 0.168 62.4 (151) 54.1 (212) 0.040
Low 41.0 (185) 47.0 (86) 37.6 (91) 45.9 (180)
2. It helps me concentrate (n = 632) High 50.0 (223) 41.4 (77) 0.048 59.2 (142) 40.3 (158) 0.000
Low 50.0 (223) 58.6 (109) 40.8 (98) 59.7 (234)
3. It makes it more fun to go to school (n = 636) High 44.4 (200) 35.5 (66) 0.037 51.5 (123) 36.0 (143) 0.000
Low 55.6 (250) 64.5 (120) 48.5 (116) 64.0 (254)
4. It is a nice break from classroom teaching (n = 643) High 63.2 (290) 58.7 (108) 0.290 66.4 (160) 59.2 (238) 0.069
Low 36.8 (169) 41.3 (76) 33.6 (81) 40.8 (164)
5. I have learned more about health (n = 622) High 26.6 (118) 18.4 (33) 0.031 31.1 (73) 20.2 (78) 0.002
Low 73.4 (325) 81.6 (146) 68.9 (162) 79.8 (309)
6. It has made me more healthy (n = 646) High 51.5 (238) 40.2 (74) 0.010 56.6 (137) 43.3 (175) 0.001
Low 48.5 (224) 59.8 (110) 43.4 (105) 56.7 (229)
7. It interrupts my learning (n = 621) High 9.9 (44) 15.4 (27) 0.050 12.0 (28) 11.1 (43) 0.746
Low 90.1 (402) 84.6 (148) 88.0 (206) 88.9 (344)
8. It is not meaningful to spend time on PA during school (n = 601) High 17.5 (75) 19.8 (34) 0.511 20.7 (46) 16.6 (63) 0.208
Low 82.5 (354) 80.2 (138) 79.3 (176) 83.4 (316)
9. It is a good idea (n = 653) High 66.3 (307) 56.3 (107) 0.016 72.1 (176) 58.2 (238) 0.000
Low 33.7 (156) 43.7 (83) 27.9 (68) 41.8 (171)
  1. Italic values are statistically significant (p ≤ 0.05)