Studentų nuomonės apie fizinės sveikatos gerinimo aspektus analizė
The students at the Faculty of Public Security will later join the statutory service; that is the profession of that requires a level of higher requirements for physical fitness and health. In order to adhere to those requirements, future law-enforcement officers have to plan their own independent physical activities. This planning includes special competence. The paper presents data of the survey that invited students of the 2 and 3 year of studies to share their opinions about health; physical activity and methods to improve physical well-being. 156 students (76 men and 80 women), average age: 21 years, participated in the survey; they were asked to provide their perspective by answering a 40 items anonymous questionnaire (which was created and piloted while implementing a programme “Physical Activity”, carried out by Kaunas municipality). Only the data on students’ perspective on leisure physical activity are presented further on. For quantitative data processing a non-parametric coefficient (χ2) was used Survey revealed that a major part of students are interested in their health. Predominant majority stated that physical activity contributes positively to health. Almost three fourths of respondents are interested in the impact of exercises on health. 34,6% of respondents stated that they knew literature on methods for enhancing physical health. More women (57,50%) than men received information about those issues while watching TV; men (44,74%) look for the similar information on Internet. More than a half of respondents stated that the primary information was received at school, and also more than a half of respondents thought that health should be a primary responsibility of each person. The paper, therefore, analyses students‘- women‘s and men‘ approach to health and the process to enhance health, also, the channels of getting informed about those questions.
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