Leisure of ukrainian schoolchildren and place of motor functioning in it

Keywords: schoolchild, leisure, motor functioning, sports


Purpose: to determine interests and degree of average school age pupils’ motor functioning in leisure time and at physical culture lessons. Material: in the research 5-9th form pupils participated [n=325, age 10-14 years). With the help of questioning we find structure, content of leisure and preferred activities in free time. Results: Children’s attitude to physical culture lessons differs significantly depending on health state (health group). Leisure time is spent at TV or computer by most of children. It was found that 44.5% of children spent less than 2 hours a day for interactive activities. In days off time for TV watching or computer increases greatly and time for walks in he fresh air reduces. Time for walks differs depending on day of week. Conclusions: in general we observed positive attitude to physical culture lessons and physical activity. It is a contradiction that most of schoolchildren choose passive kind of rest (TV watching or computer activities). Walks in the fresh air, attendance of sport circles and mobile games hear house take much less part of pupil’s free time.


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Bodnar I, Kindzer A. Leisure of ukrainian schoolchildren and place of motor functioning in it. Pedagogics, psychology, medical-biological problems of physical training and sports. 2016;20(5):11-8. https://doi.org/10.15561/18189172.2016.0502