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Table 3 Descriptive characteristics of participants stratified by gender (n = 2956)

From: The relationship between physical literacy scores and adherence to Canadian physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines

  Boys (n = 1283) Girls (n = 1673) Cohen’s d p
Age, yr 10.6 (1.2) 10.6 (1.2) 0.01 0.77
Physical Competence (/32) 20.2 (4.4) 19.5 (4.1) 0.17 < 0.0001
Daily Behaviour (/32) 19.7 (6.1) 18.4 (5.8) 0.22 < 0.0001
Motivation and Confidence (/18) 12.9 (2.7) 12.4 (2.5) 0.18 < 0.0001
Knowledge and Understanding (/18) 11.9 (2.8) 12.3 (2.6) −0.14 0.0001
Physical Literacy (/100) 64.6 (11.0) 62.5 (10.0) 0.20 < 0.0001
  1. Data are shown as mean (SD). p value for differences between genders (MANOVA test)
  2. Effect sizes were considered negligible if < 0.2, small if between 0.2–0.5, moderate if between 0.5–0.8, and important if > 0.8