Event Title

Assessment of the Participation of Adolescents in Physical Activities

Session

Sport, Health, and Society

Description

Physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscle that results in energy expenditure. The purpose of this research is to assess how active students are in physical activity, and to confirm the possible differences between the two researched samples, adolescents from a Geneva school and their Kosovar peers from the Municipality of Dragash. The entity sample includes 156 students, of which 64 students of the school "ECG HENRY DURANT" from Geneva, Switzerland and 92 students from the Gymnasium "Ruzhdi Berisha" from the Municipality of Dragash. The international standard IPAQ_A questionnaire was used to achieve the goal as a working method (Kowalski et al., 2004). The Mann Whitney test compared the results of adolescents in both schools for participating in physical activity. Differences have been established in most variables related to physical activity over a week. The differences between the two groups of students are in the best interests of adolescents from Geneva, which means that they are more active than their Kosovar peers. Based on the results of this paper, Swiss students are more active in practicing sports activities during their free time, perhaps because Switzerland is a highly developed country and has an excellent sports infrastructure. More pronounced differences have been observed in girls and in favor of the Swiss. Unlike girls, Kosovar boys are more active during long breaks and during a week, while Swiss are more active with sports activities.

Keywords:

physical activity, assessment, adolescents, questionnaire

Session Chair

Masar Gjaka

Session Co-Chair

Abedin Bahtiri

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-96-7

Location

Lipjan, Kosovo

Start Date

31-10-2020 1:30 PM

End Date

31-10-2020 3:00 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2020.532

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Assessment of the Participation of Adolescents in Physical Activities

Lipjan, Kosovo

Physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscle that results in energy expenditure. The purpose of this research is to assess how active students are in physical activity, and to confirm the possible differences between the two researched samples, adolescents from a Geneva school and their Kosovar peers from the Municipality of Dragash. The entity sample includes 156 students, of which 64 students of the school "ECG HENRY DURANT" from Geneva, Switzerland and 92 students from the Gymnasium "Ruzhdi Berisha" from the Municipality of Dragash. The international standard IPAQ_A questionnaire was used to achieve the goal as a working method (Kowalski et al., 2004). The Mann Whitney test compared the results of adolescents in both schools for participating in physical activity. Differences have been established in most variables related to physical activity over a week. The differences between the two groups of students are in the best interests of adolescents from Geneva, which means that they are more active than their Kosovar peers. Based on the results of this paper, Swiss students are more active in practicing sports activities during their free time, perhaps because Switzerland is a highly developed country and has an excellent sports infrastructure. More pronounced differences have been observed in girls and in favor of the Swiss. Unlike girls, Kosovar boys are more active during long breaks and during a week, while Swiss are more active with sports activities.