Characteristics of grammar and vocational school students physical activites after returning back to schools following the fourth wave of COVID19 pandemic in eastern Slovakia
Klíčová slova:physical activities, covid19, students, IPAQ
Technological advancement and globalization have brought people closer to each other than ever before. Globalization brings not only advantages, but disadvantages as well. As many times before, in 2020 humanity has experienced a global pandemic that spread from Asia to all corners of the world (Covid-19). The aim of our study was to determine, characterize and compare levels of physical activity of grammar and vocational school students during the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic in Slovakia. We obtained the necessary data through International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) that was delivered to students during the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic. Our survey group consisted of 499 from Slovakia whose age average was 17.28 1.44 from Slovakia. After reviewing the results of our survey, we have divided the participants into three different groups based on their physical activity levels and compared these groups based on their gender. We then analysed the survey from the perspective of different gender by unpaired t-test and chi square test (X2) at the level of significance p < 0.01 and p < 0.05. Male individuals of our survey group have been proven to be more active at all three levels of intensity of physical activities. When assessing moderate intensity of physical activity, the difference between the MET- minutes/week group of male and female students was the most significant one, 80%. On the other hand, the only results that have not proven to be significant on the level of significance p < 0.05, where the results of minutes of walking physical activity.
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