Table 7

Summary table of results showing relation between sedentary behaviour and pro-social behaviour

Type of Study

Number of Studies

Number of participants

Narrative recommendation and main findings


RCT

0

Longitudinal

1

2707

Watching > 2 hrs of TV per day is a risk factor for social behaviour problems

Intervention

0

Cross sectional

17

91934

Individuals watching > 3 hrs of TV per day are more likely to exhibit poor social behaviours and be more aggressive. Limited evidence to suggest this relationship is stronger in boys.


Total of all studies

18

94391

> 2 hrs of TV per day is associated with poor pro-social behaviour.

Those watching less than 3 hrs of TV per day scored more positively in aspects of pro-social behaviour

Mean Downs and Black score = 19.9 (± 1.34), 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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