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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2020, Vol. 7, Issue 2, Part B

Promoting physical activity and quality of life for citizens through municipal libraries


Author(s): Maria Korkidi, Diamantina Pantazi, Stylianos Kaprinis, Anastasia Perrea, Marios Papaloukas and George Kipreos

Abstract: The usefulness of municipal libraries and municipal sports organizations of Greek Local Authorities is obvious. Their benefits to the body and the spirit are significant. However, the relationship between them has not been clarified, nor has it been researched bibliographically. The evaluation of the contribution of Greek municipal libraries has not attracted the interest of researchers so far. The present research attempts to explore new possibilities and actions of municipal libraries. Two questionnaires were constructed for which validity and reliability testing was carried out, which according to the scientific criteria was considered acceptable. The SPSS statistical package for social research was used for the analysis. One questionnaire was distributed to managers of municipal sports organizations and the other to managers of municipal libraries in the Region of Attica. The study involved 46 municipal libraries and 26 municipal sports organizations. The results of the study show that most libraries do not provide programs based on physical activity, only occasionally. However, the overwhelming majority believe that future implementations of joint actions in collaboration with municipal sports organizations can help promote a healthier lifestyle. A significant percentage of library managers believe they need to become more extroverted, take innovative action and encourage their audience to engage in alternative activities, improving not only their spirit but also their body, with the ultimate goal of enhancing their wellbeing.

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How to cite this article:
Maria Korkidi, Diamantina Pantazi, Stylianos Kaprinis, Anastasia Perrea, Marios Papaloukas, George Kipreos. Promoting physical activity and quality of life for citizens through municipal libraries. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(2):103-111.
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