Physical Body Condition of the Female Students and Subjective Attitude Towards It Cover Image

Studenčių fizinė būklė ir subjektyvus požiūris į ją
Physical Body Condition of the Female Students and Subjective Attitude Towards It

Author(s): Sniegina Poteliūnienė, Kristina Dirmeikytė
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Lietuvos edukologijos universitetas
Keywords: female students' physical body condition; body mass; physical preparedness; attitude towards own physical body condition.

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the work was to establish the interrelation between objective, measured by the tests indices of the female students' physical body condition and subjective attitude of these students towards it. The research embraced II—IV years of studies female students in various faculties which had chosen Physical Education as a free subject. Two experimental groups were made up: group El was compiled of the students which had chosen aerobic classes (n = 24), and group E2 — of the ones which had chosen athletic gymnastics (n = 14). The students in both groups took exercises for one semester twice a week, each class lasting 60 minutes. The results of the research showed the remarkable difference between subjective students' evaluation on their body mass and the objective indices. Each third student considered herself being too fat. The female students which participated in athletic gymnastics gave more objective evaluation on their body mass in comparison to the ones having attended aerobic classes. This gives precondition to state that the chose of the sports practised by the students might be in relation with their self evaluation of the body appearance. The research established that students' subjective evaluation on physical preparedness differed from the objective indices. As appeared from the results of objective tests, three parts from the majority of the girls giving self evaluation as enough physically fit in reality were physically weaker. The students were also unable to adequatelly evaluate change in their physical condition: greater changes in physical body condition during the experiment were observed in students having attended athletic gymnastics, however at the end of the experiment they had a less positive evaluation of their physical body condition comparing to the students in aerobic group.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 76
  • Page Range: 80-87
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Lithuanian