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Table 2 Percentage teacher PA promoting practices reported by participants

From: Associations between elementary and middle school teachers’ physical activity promoting practices and teacher- and school-level factors

Teacher PA promoting practices (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.73) Never
(1)
Once in a while
(2)
Sometimes (3) Most of the time
(4)
Always
(5)
I give my students short breaks in class where they stand up or get out of their seats to move (like brain breaks or energizers) 6.3% 14.6% 29.5% 22.2% 27.4%
I have my students run laps, do push-ups or another PA if they misbehave in classa 86.8% 4.9% 6.3% .7% 1.4%
I give my students extra PA time for being well behaved in class 36.1% 19.4% 28.8% 9.7% 5.9%
I talk about being physically active or playing sports in front of my students 9.7% 21.2% 37.8% 15.3% 16.0%
I play sports or do PA with my students during the school day 33.0% 29.5% 22.9% 6.3% 8.3%
I tell my students it is important to move and be active 8.7% 18.8% 24.7% 26.4% 21.5%
I am a good role model for PA 9.0% 19.4% 29.5% 25.7% 16.3%
Sum Score (Mean + SD): 22.43 + 5.00
  1. Note. aItem reverse coded