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Elevers uppfattningar om den fysiska aktiviteten - en undersökning bland elever i år 7 och 9 i tre skolor i Karlstadregionen
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Physical activity is something positive in many respects and the human body is from the very beginning meant for activity. It is meant to be in motion. Furthermore, physical activity protects the body against diseases and injuries, among other things. The term physical activity refers to what you with your own free will expose your body to. Other terms for it, among adults, are exercise and outdoor life. Physical activity is something a human being should practise regularly. The school subject PE (physical education) teaches pupils how to take care of their bodies in a healthy way, and this is very valuable partly because many children learn this only at school and not in their spare time. Therefore, it is not good that the number of PE lessons have been reduced. Time for outdoor life has diminished as well. In connection to changes within society structures during the last few years, there are today bigger demands for a more varying offering of physical activity during school days and straight across subject limits. The time of day that children go to school is the most important considering the access to daylight, which creates opportunities for outdoor activities. Due to this it is important that there is room for children’s games and physical activities. Purpose The purpose of this study is to investigate pupils´ (grade 7 and 9) notions of their own physical activity and their notions of how school influences their physical activity. Method In this case we have chosen to use a quantitative study. Pupils in grade 7 and 9 in the Karlstad region have filled in a questionnaire consisting of 23 questions. All of them were to be answered with a single cross (X) except for questions 7, 11, and 23, which could be answered with several alternatives. The target of the study consisted of a total of 117 pupils on three different schools. Result The result shows that most of the pupils are physically active during the days. Even though the differences were small the study shows that the most common frequency is three to four days a week, closely followed by a frequency of one to two days a week. Furthermore, pupils in grade 9 who are active in some sport club are more physically active than pupils in grade 7. The study also shows that three fifths of the pupils are active in some type of sport club. To conclude, on the question about what the pupils want to attain with the PE lessons, most pupils stated that their most important goal was to feel good and to get some exercise and last but not least just to have fun.

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2005. , 43 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-58740Local ID: IDV C-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-58740DiVA: diva2:1123440
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Sports Science
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