"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"
2018, Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part A
Interaction of physical activity, joy of physical activity and quality of life of high school students with different level of sport performanceAuthor(s):
Jaroslav Broďáni, Ľuboslav Šiška and Natália KováčováAbstract: Purpose:
The paper presents the results of the relationship analysis between physical activity, joy of physical activity and areas of quality of life in high school students with different levels of sport performance. We expected a higher number of positive interactions between the observed indicators in students with voluntary and organized physical activity in the week. Methods:
The survey was attended by 16-19 years old (n = 895) high-school students. The quality of life was examined through a modified SQUALA questionnaire, enjoyment of physical activities by the PACES questionnaire and the level of physical activity in hours per week (PA). The data are presented by the descriptive characteristics of the (n, M, SD) and statistical significance of the differences, respectively the relationships were evaluated by nonparametric methods (W, U, rs) at a level of significance (p<
05 a p<
The results demonstrated differentiated interactions between the physical activity, joy of physical activity subjective assessment and the quality of life in high school students. Correlations between PA and PACES and SQUALA are sporadically in groups with different level of sport performance mainly with negative interactions prevailing. PA in the week correlates positively with PACES (rs =, 089, p =, 148) and material well-being (rs =, 111, p =, 070) in active athletes and top athletes with psychosocial well-being (rs =, 291, p =, 058) High frequency of positive interactions between the PACES and SQUALA subjective assessment at occasional athletes (physical, spiritual well-being, appearance and ownership), active athletes (psychosocial and spiritual well-being, education), registered athletes (education) and top athletes (physical well-being) were observed. Only for passive athletes, the interactions between the observed variables were not recorded. Conclusions:
The results reaffirm the importance of volunteer and organized physical actitivy in the life of high-school students which have potential to raise the level of enjoyment from the activity.The low levels of PA interactions with the areas of life among the high-school students point to the necessity for further observation of this construct.Pages: 12-18 | 732 Views 25 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Jaroslav Broďáni, Ľuboslav Šiška, Natália Kováčová. Interaction of physical activity, joy of physical activity and quality of life of high school students with different level of sport performance. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(4):12-18.