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Natalia Bielikova1, Anatolii Tsos1, Svitlana Indyka1, Danilo Contiero2, Vasyl Pantik1, Olena Tomaschuk1, Nina Dedeliuk1, Svitlana Podubinska1

1Lesya Ukrainka Volyn National University, Faculty of Physical Culture, Sports & Health , Lutsk, Ukraine
2University of the West of Scotland, Institute for Clinical Exercise and Health Science, Blantyre, United Kingdom

The Motor Activity Status and Students` Self-Assessment of Health During a COVID-19 Pandemic

Sport Mont 2021, 19(S2), 95-99 | DOI: 10.26773/smj.210901


In the context of distance learning, physical activity and social contacts of students decreased to minimum The aim of the research was to determine the self-assessment of health and well-being, physical activity status and behav- ioral aspect of a healthy lifestyle of PE students during quarantine, as well as to determine whether these indicators depend on place of students` education. The research involved 226 students (139 male and 87 famale subjects av- erage age – 19.7 years), receiving a Pedagogical Specialty in Physical Education at the Bachelor's level of higher ed- ucation. Independent samples included 77 students from a University in Ukraine; 74 – from Poland; 75 – from Italy. The study was conducted online in October-November 2020, during the period of quarantine in these countries. System analysis, questionnaire survey, survey analysis and descriptive statistics were used. The e-questionnaire in- cluded a set of methods: Health Self-Assessment Questionnaire (HSAQ), Health Attitude Index (HAI), Lifestyle Survey (LS) Leisure-Time Self-Assessment Questionnaire during quarantine (LTSAQ). It has been established that 23.4% of Ukrainian students have a tendency to be careless about their health. The majority of all students (Ukrainian – over 70%, Polish and Italian – over 90%) have adequate self-assessment of their own health. A high level of health-form- ing behavior dominate in all three groups. Italian students were not completely satisfied with their own physical activity during the quarantine. Most of the students in all samples exercised individually 3 times a week or more often. The dominant motives to excercises ere increasing physical fitness or improving the stature.


quarantine, questionnaires, health, motor activity, students

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