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Low physical capacity among adolescents in practical education
Kristianstad University, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society, Avdelningen för Hälsovetenskap. Kristianstad University, Forskningsmiljön Människa - Hälsa - Samhälle (MHS).
1999 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, ISSN 0905-7188, E-ISSN 1600-0838, Vol. 9, no 5, p. 249-256Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to obtain better knowledge about teenagers' physical capacity and physical activity. The study group consisted of 301 students in upper secondary school, 191 students in practical education (74 girls and 117 boys) and 110 students in theoretical education (57 girls and 53 boys). The adolescents were 16-19 years old and lived in southern Sweden. The study comprised three parts: a questionnaire, seven physical tests (one test to predict maximal oxygen uptake, three strength tests, two flexibility tests and one balance test) and information on each pupil's grades. Pupils in practical education for occupations like industrial- and building workers, mechanics, assistant nurses and hairdressers, all of which are occupations involving physical effort, had lower physical capacity than pupils in theoretical education among both girls and boys. A correlation was found between physical capacity and grades.

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1999. Vol. 9, no 5, p. 249-256
Keywords [en]
physical education, physical activity, physical capacity, adolescence, physical tests, questionnaire
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-5354DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.1999.tb00242.xISI: 000082806900001PubMedID: 10512204OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-5354DiVA, id: diva2:279575
Available from: 2009-12-04 Created: 2009-12-04 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
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1. Young today - adult tomorrow!: studies on physical status, physical activity, attitudes, and self-perception in children and adolescents
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2006 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim was to gain knowledge of young people's physical status and physical activity, and to further the understanding of the role of school physical education in a salutogenic public health perspective. Two studies were performed in southern Sweden. Study 1 was performed in 1996 among 301 adolescents aged 16-19 in upper secondary school. It comprised three parts: a questionnaire, seven physical tests, anthropometrical measures and information on every student's grades. Study 2, with a longitudinal design and annual measurements, was performed in 2000-2003 (n=205- 275) among children aged 6-12 in two primary schools, one intervention school with expanded physical education lessons, and one norm school which followed the stipulated curricular time. The study comprised a questionnaire, eleven physical tests and anthropometrical measures. In Study 1, students in practical education for occupations such as industrial and building workers, mechanics, assistant nurses and hairdressers, all of which are occupations involving physical effort, had lower physical capacity than students in theoretical education among both boys and girls. A correlation was found between physical capacity and grades. An interrelation between Sense of Coherence (SOC) and attitudes to physical education was found, indicating that past experiences of physical activity and physical education could contribute to the development of SOC, and actual levels of SOC could influence the persistent attitudes to physical education and be important for lifelong physical activity. Study 2 showed high self perceived competence in physical education among children to be associated with high physical performance, male gender, low age, living with both parents, high self perceived physical fitness and enjoying physical education. Children who followed an expanded physical education programme during the three-year follow up showed positive changes in physical performance compared to children in the norm school. The number of children with increasing body mass index (BMI) rose in both schools, but a lower increase in BMI could be seen in the intervention school. In both Study 1 and 2, the highest physical capacity was found among children and adolescents who reported a high level of physical activity in leisure time. This thesis shows it is possible to achieve improvement in physical status among young people with an increase of physical education lessons in school. Differences in physical capacity between prospective blue-collar and white-collar workers already in adolescence during education emphasize the need for early interventions to increase physical activity and capacity in young people. Physical education in the school setting could be seen as an important arena for improving physical capacity, positive self-perceptions and positive attitudes to physical activity, which could be important for public health.

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Lund: Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, 2006. p. 126
Series
Lund University, Faculty of Medicine doctoral dissertation series, ISSN 1652-8220 ; 2006:51
Keywords
Hälsofrämjande arbete, Ungdomar, hälsa, Skolidrott
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-6223 (URN)91-85481-76-9 (ISBN)
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(English)
Note
Diss. Lund : Lunds universitet, 2006 S. 1-76: sammanfattning, s. 77-126: 4 uppsatserAvailable from: 2010-03-03 Created: 2010-02-18 Last updated: 2010-03-03Bibliographically approved

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