Post-secondary students’ adherence to the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults and Mental Health: Results from the first deployment of the Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (CCWS)
Date & Time
Friday, August 13, 2021, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

This study examines post-secondary student adherence to the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Behaviour Guidelines guidelines and its associations with socio-demographic factors and mental health. We analyzed data from a sample of 20,090 post-secondary students in Canada who participated in the 2019-2020 Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (CCWS). Prevalence of meeting guidelines for physical activity, sedentary time, screen time, and sleep were examined. 9.9% (females 10.4%; males 9.2%) were currently achieving all the four components of the 24-Hour Movement guidelines. Socio-demographic factors associated with higher odds of meeting the guidelines included being female, older age, self-identifying as white, and high socio-economic status. Students who reported higher psychological wellbeing were more likely to meet the guidelines. Overall adherence to the new guidelines is low among postsecondary students in Canada. The CCWS provides a mechanism for monitoring the dissemination and implementation of the new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Behaviour Guidelines for Adults.

Learning Objective 1:
Increased awareness of the CCWS research database
Learning Objective 2:
Identify prevalence of young Canadians meeting the new 24-hour movement guidelines
Learning Objective 3:
Understand the relationship between mental health and meeting 24-hour movement guidelines.
Evaluation, Research, Assessment
Session Type
Virtual Session Link