Relation between Exercise Habits and School Life in High School Students

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谷川, 尚己 ; 金森, 雅夫 ; 岩𥔎, 崇 (2014)
  • Publisher: びわこ成蹊スポーツ大学
  • Journal: 研究紀要 = Bulletin of Biwako Seikei Sport College (issn: 1348-9399, pp: 23-32)
  • Subject:
    mesheuropmc: education

In order to investigate the impact that exercise habits have on the student’s school life, we conducted a survey targeting a total of 1,532 students in a Shiga Prefecture high school: 760 freshmen and 772 sophomores (786 males, 746 females). The survey consisted of 29 items, such as students’ awareness of the exercise and the time spent for it per day, excluding physical education classes, late arrivals, absences, concentration levels in class, worries and stress in school life, and physical and/or mental disorders. The result was that 29% of the male students and 57% of the female students answered that the time spent for exercise per day was 0 minutes. Next, we divided the subjects into four groups by gender and according to the exercise time per day; non-exercise group (0 minutes exercise and sports time per day), exercise group I (less than 90 minutes exercise and sports time per day), exercise group II (more than 91 minutes and less than 180 minutes exercise and sports time per day), exercise group III (more than 181 minutes exercise and sports time per day). The group with less exercise time showed a greater tendency to dislike exercising and a lack of confidence in sports and their physical strength. Also, the group with less exercise time showed more tendency for late arrivals and with absenteeism. With some gender differences, the exercise habits seem to influence the student’s independence and sociality in group relationships as well. We believe that it is important to discuss this together with the students based on these results to further enhance and improve the high school life for nurturing of a sound mind and body.
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