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Kinesiological Activities and Leisure Time of Young School- Age Pupils in 2007 and 2012

Prskalo, Ivan
Kinesiological Activities and Leisure Time of Young School- Age Pupils in 2007 and 2012 // Croatian Journal of Education, 15 (2013), 1; 109-128 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Kinesiological Activities and Leisure Time of Young School- Age Pupils in 2007 and 2012

Prskalo, Ivan

Croatian Journal of Education (1848-5189) 15 (2013), 1; 109-128

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Dynamics; kinesiological activities; pupils; primary education; leisure time

The paper presents a research conducted in 2007 and then again in 2012 on a sample of 628 male and female primary school pupils from the first to fourth grade (ages 7-10). The obtained results showed a low frequency of the responses that ranked Physical Education (PE) as the most significant subject for the pupils’ future life: 13% in 2007 and 18% in 2012. Preference for the subject was reduced significantly from 37% in 2007 to 27% in 2012. Spending free time in 2012 in a typically static activity was significantly more common (44%) than doing any kinesiological activity (25%) as opposed to 2007 when the percentage for static activities was 27% and for doing kinesiological activities it was 17%. Since the contemporary society is characterized by obesity and different health related disorders, with the problem increasingly becoming widespread among the young, the situation is consequently even more serious. Leisure time of children and the youth increasingly implies activities that require little or no muscular effort. Gender was confirmed as an important factor in the preference for the subject but not in the estimate of its importance according to the results obtained in 2012. Thereby, there still seems to be a significantly smaller number of pupils joining extra-curricular kinesiological activities at school than those joining out-of-school kinesiological activities. It is a further indication of the unwillingness of schools to satisfy their pupils’ needs. However, the consequences of the contemporary lifestyle can be substantially compensated through kinesiological programmes. It is therefore necessary to accept the fact that one of the basic educational objectives of a school is to help pupils develop a habit of physical exercise, which should subsequently become the basis of a positive lifelong habit of engaging in physical exercise on a daily basis.

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Projekt / tema
227-2271694-1696 - Kineziološka edukacija u predškolskom odgoju i primarnom obrazovanju (Ivan Prskalo, )

Učiteljski fakultet, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Ivan Prskalo, (236980)

Časopis indeksira:

  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI

Uključenost u ostale bibliografske baze podataka:

  • Sociological Abstracts
  • CSA Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts
  • SocINDEX with Full Text
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Scopus