Study Suggests Students Bullied In Gym Class Don't Like Exercise As Much
The Society Of Pediatric Psychology has drawn links between children bullied during physical activity and a general aversion to exercise.
The study was conducted with 108 grade school children who reported that they were ridiculed during gym class. It then looked at them a year later. The study included both overweight and healthy-sized young people.
"This study assessed longitudinal associations between preadolescent's physical activity engagement (PA), health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and teasing during physical activity (TDPA)."
The work concluded that, a year later, overweight students were subject to low HRQOL and average weight students were at a higher risk of reduced PA.
The authors concluded that schools should make an effort to stop teasing during gym class.