Table 6

Summary table of results showing relation between sedentary behaviour and self-esteem

Type of Study

Number of Studies

Number of participants

Narrative recommendation and main findings


RCT

1

61

Girls who decreased sedentary behaviour had lower body dissatisfaction and showed a trend towards improved self-esteem.

Intervention

2

984

Decreases in sedentary behaviour lead to improved self worth and self-esteem.

Longitudinal

0

Cross sectional

11

71068

Those with higher reported sedentary behaviour had poorer scores on self worth. This association seems to increase in a dose-response manner


Total of all studies

14

72113

Each additional hour of TV viewing was associated with decreases in self-worth and self-concept.

Mean Downs and Black score = 21.0 (± 2.4), Level 3 evidence.


Tremblay et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 8:98   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-98

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