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Současné vnímání sportu vysokoškolskou mládeží
Current perception of sports by university youth

Author(s): Zdeněk Valjent, Libor Flemr
Subject(s): Higher Education , Sports Studies
Published by: Masarykova univerzita nakladatelství
Keywords: recreational sport; professional sport; attitudes; undergraduates; Technical university;

Summary/Abstract: We were looking for an answer for a question “How do students of a technical university perceive sports” in a short survey. To answer this question we used Likert scale with 11 levels (-5 to +5). To evaluate pros and cons of recreational and professional sports more closely in terms of quality – method of analysing personal documents were used. Documents considered in this case were free answers and non-bounded opinions of students to this topic. CTU students perceive sports in a very positive manner. Average ranking of +3.15 on the scale. They expressed 1342 statements concerning recreational and professional sports. It’s 9.2 statements per student in average. There were 449 positive to 185 negative statements addressing recreational sports. Students clearly declared all of the main positive aspects of recreational sports. Independency, freedom and time flexibility, fun, relaxation and maintaining physical condition.

  • Issue Year: 6/2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 92-99
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Czech