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«European Journal of Physical Education and Sport» - scientific journal.

E-ISSN 2409-1952

Publication frequency – issued 2 times a year.
Issued from 2013.

2 September 12, 2018

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1. Štefan Adamčák, Pavol Bartík, Anna Kozaňáková, Renáta Tomková
Opinions of Teachers on Teaching Non-Traditional Sports in Primary Schools

European Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 2018, 6(2): 40-49.
DOI: 10.13187/ejpe.2018.2.40CrossRef

The study aims to analyse the opinions of primary school teachers (n=324) on teaching non-traditional sports in terms of the school’s location (urban/rural), as well as in terms of intersexual differences. The research was carried out in the school year 2015/16 and the opinions were collected in a survey and evaluated using the TAP 3 program of Gamo, Banská Bystrica. The majority of teachers (87.96 %) hold the view that interest in Physical Education and Sport will increase through the teaching of non-traditional sports. According to the teachers, when it comes to non-traditional sports, both in urban and rural schools, the students are most interested in floorball (boys) and badminton (girls). The most motivating factor for pupils when implementing non-traditional sports is, according to the teachers, the stimulation of skills and abilities through the sports. This answer significantly dominates among all teachers in the urban schools – with a response frequency higher than 60 %.

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2. Marian Knechta
The Impact of Physical Programs to the Level of Muscle Imbalance in Pupils of the 8th Grade at Primary School

European Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 2018, 6(2): 50-54.
DOI: 10.13187/ejpe.2018.2.50CrossRef

The aim of this study was to find out the impact of the physical program focused on the level of muscle imbalance in boys of the 8th grade at primary school Pri kríži 11 in Bratislava, implemented at physical and sports educational classes. Average age, high and weight of subjects =13.93 years, 163 cm and 52.6 kg. The muscle diagnosis with a tendency towards shortening and weakening was carried out by examination manoeuvres according to Labudová, Thurzová 1992. Diagnosis: 11 muscles shortened, and 5 muscles weakened. The SPSS 17.0 statistical system was used to process statistical data, where the statistical significance of differences was determined by using a non-parametric WILCOXON test at 5 % level of statistical significance p < 0.05.

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3. Victor Koryahin, Oksana Blavt, Elena Bezgrebelnaya
The Intensification of Speed-Power Ability Control of Basketball Players

European Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 2018, 6(2): 55-60.
DOI: 10.13187/ejpe.2018.2.55CrossRef

Control, as an organic component of the basketball players training, provides management of this process and is a factor of its effectiveness. When the fact that control of basketball players speed-strength abilities requires absolutely precise and effective methods of their diagnostics was taken into account, it was determined the necessity of effective control techniques search for obtaining reliable information on the state of basketball players speed-strength abilities. To solve those problems we used methods of analysis and synthesis, analogy, abstraction, formalization, technical modeling and mathematical statistics. The main idea of the research was to intensify the control process of the basketball players speed and strength abilities. For this purpose, we propose to apply our device to determine the speed-strength abilities level development. Along with the definition the distances time overcoming, other important characteristic of the basketball players speed-strength abilities are calculated with use of the mathematical statistics methods. Modified control method for the speed-strength abilities of basketball players was proposed for the first time. Its use contributes increasing of the control effectiveness of the basketball players speed and strength abilities by operative and effective analysis and interpretation of quantitative testing information.

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4. Michal Marko, Robert Rozim, Perta Kurková, Elena Bendíková
Level of Students' Posture in Adolescence in Relation to Physical Activity

European Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 2018, 6(2): 61-67.
DOI: 10.13187/ejpe.2018.2.61CrossRef

The aim of the partial task of the research has focused on the level of the students' posture in the adolescence in relation to the physical activity, as well as the relationship between the mentioned factors. The monitored group consisted of 186 high school students of Žilina region, of which were 92 boys and 94 girls who were the students of the 3rd and 4th grades. The partial part of the research was realized in three consecutive stages in October and November of the school year 2017/2018. The mean age of the boys was 17.9±0.9 years old and the girls was 18.2±1.3 years old. From the point of view of the data acquisition methods, we used the standardized method of the evaluation of the posture, common for the physical education practice. From the point of view of the information acquisition about the physical activity, we used the interrogative method, the questionnaire. The results provide the primary information about the state of the muscular and skeletal system of the students in the adolescence with the intention to the posture. The incorrect posture was found in girls (χ2 = 7.119), as well as in boys (χ2 = 6.926), which was marked by the III. qualitative degree of the posture evaluation. What is more, the highest incidence of the kyphotic posture was proven in boys (32 %, χ2 = 7.311; p < 0.01), while the scoliotic posture was proven in girls (38 %, χ2 = 6.982; p < 0.01) with the significant difference. The results, at the same time, significantly (p < 0.01) point to the receptive way of the leisure time for the high school students. The partial monitoring of the research shows the relationship between the monitored factors in girls (r = 8.993), as well as in boys (r = 7.321). This article is a part of the grant task: VEGA No. 1/0242/17 Physical activity as prevention of functional disorders related to the musculoskeletal system of secondary school students.

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5. Chrysi Mavrovounioti, Eirini Argiriadou, Argirios Mavrovouniotis, Anastasia Praskidou, Alexandros Kansizoglou, Ioannis Proios, Fotios Mavrovouniotis
The Effect of a 10-Week Health Education Program on the Prevention of Injuries in Students With Special Needs

European Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 2018, 6(2): 68-79.
DOI: 10.13187/ejpe.2018.2.68CrossRef

The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of the participation of students with special needs in a health education program for injuries prevention. Ten students of secondary education with mental retardation, aged 17.63+2.018 years, were separated randomly to an intervention group who participated in a 10-week health education program for injuries prevention and a control group who, at the same period, did not attend any extra lesson except the defined ones from the Ministry of Education. Before and after the 10-week period all the students, from both the intervention and the control group, filled in the same questionnaires in order to collect information about their injuries, their experience concerning them, as well their knowledge, attitude and behavior towards injuries. For data analysis, descriptive analysis and the chi square test (x2) of the SPSS ver. 17.0 for windows was used. By processing the data, it was shown that the majority of the students (70 %) have an injury experience, either at home (57.1 %) or at school (28.6 %). From the injuries at school, a very significant proportion (38.6 %) occurred during the break, while 32.8 % of the students’ injuries occurred in the corridor. In addition, after participating in the 10-week health education program, the students of the intervention group, acquired knowledge regarding possible dangers, understood that they should not run in the school property, that they should not step or run on wet floor, as well as that they should not push others. They also learned how to use electrical appliances and cleaning agents of household equipment properly, and that they should be careful for themselves and for their peers in order to prevent injuries. Likewise, no difference in the control group was observed. Furthermore, the x2 test proved a very significant effect of the students’ participation in the health education program regarding injuries’ prevention, the knowledge and the right attitude and behavior towards it (Pearson x2= 4.286-6.667, p<0.05, Cramer’s V= 0.655-0.816). Consequently, the implementation of health education programs for the prevention of injuries at students of secondary education with special needs is very important because through them students perceive possible risks and how they should act and behave in certain situations in order not to expose themselves and others to dangers and also prevent injuries.

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6. Howard Z. Zeng
Exploring of Youth Volleyball Players’ Engagement Motivations and Health Related Behaviors

European Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 2018, 6(2): 80-94.
DOI: 10.13187/ejpe.2018.2.80CrossRef

As Youth Olympic Summer Games becoming a global sports event in the year of 2010 and be held every four years, research studies demanding about youth volleyball players (YVPs) have become increasingly broader and deeper. The current study examined the essential factors that actually motivated YVPs engaging in practices and competitions and their health relate behaviors using the Adapted Youth Volleyball Players’ Motivations and Health Relate Behaviors Questionnaire. Participants were 129 YVPs (age 15-18; 84 males, 45 females; 76 Chinese, 54 American). Data analysis was done by a 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 [Gender (male, female) x Supports (by parents, by-School) x Goal-settings (for-Professional, for-none-professional) x Countries (PRC, USA)] factorial multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA)]. Findings including: the top three mean scores among the 19 Motivation factors (MFs) are: MF1 “Unique value” M = 4.379 ± .792; MF3 “Healthier body” M = 4.302 ± .973; RF11 “Foster self-esteem” M = 4.212 ± .878; the MANOVA revealed: ‘Gender’ and ‘Goals-setting’ did not reach significant different (p > .05) level but the ‘Supports’ and ‘Countries’ did. The follow-up 2 x 2 MANOVA discovered: In ‘Supports’ aspect, 5 out of 19 comparisons showed significant differences (p < .05) with ‘support by-parents’ over ‘support by-school’. In ‘Countries’ aspect, four out of 19 comparisons reached significant differences (p < .05) with Chinese YVPs over American YVPs. In conclusion, when examining the YVPs’ motivations, ‘Gender (male, female)’ and ‘Goal-settings (for-Professional, for none-professional)’ are not the determinate aspects but ‘Supports (by-parents, by-School)’ and ‘Countries (PRC, USA)’ aspects are. The findings of this study added a set of fresh data and information regarding the essential MFs that truly motivated the YVPs engaging in practices and competitions, and unique features about these players’ health relate behaviors. Meaningful analyses and suggestions are made for the international youth volleyball community that can be used for improving their teaching, coaching and management.

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