Introduction The aim of this qualitative study is to define the perception of adequacy on sport/s facility/ies (SF) during P.E. school classes and extra physical activities (physical activity/ies, PA). Methods The study population consisted of 1544 students aged between 11 and 20 years old (height, 1,7±11,9 m; weight, 55,7±12,4 kg; BMI, 20,2±5,1 kg/m2), and was divided into two groups: 11 to 14 lower grade (LG), 15 to 20 upper (UG). Both groups were asked to fill a multi-area questionnaire inquiring about the amount of time spent in PA on a weekly basis, the types of SF utilized, a detiled evaluation of the provided services whilst using the same facilities. Results Almost eight students out of ten (79,08%) performed PA during extra-school time. Ranking of SF assessed: 30,9% outdoor fields, 25,4% fitness & health gyms, 21,6% sport halls, 11,2% pools and 10,9% others facilities types. Recorded order of the total scores achieved, the worst evaluations provided are referred to: care and hygiene of the global spaces (3,55/5), functionality of locker rooms (3,56/5) and structural state of wear (3,69/5). 31,7% of students perceive their own structure comprehensively similar compared with the others of the same category in which they act and 4,6% noticeably lower; highly significant is how this last data increase by 88% from LG to UG. The 41,4% of the sample voted the quality of the SF as essential (10,7%) or important (30,7%) to reach the personal PA aims, the 41,4% quantify as rather relevant. Conclusion The overall perception regarding the adequacy on SF is at a more than acceptable level with a 3.68/5 as regards school P.E. and a 4.03/5.00 for extra leisure sport activities. Nevertheless SF could run the real risk of becoming too outdated without good maintenance and focused investments.

Addolorato, S., Vago, P., Frattini, G., Casolo, F., PERCEPTION OF ADECUACY ON SPORTS FACILITIES DURING SCHOOLS' P.E. AND EXTRA LEISURE ACTIVITIES IN A COHORT OF 1544 TEENS, (MADRID -- ESP, 08-11 July 2015), <<REVISTA ESPAÑOLA DE EDUCACIÓN FÍSICA Y DEPORTES>>, 2015; 3er trimestre, 2015 (410 Supl (n° 8 Supl., VI Epoca)): 16-17 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/119373]

PERCEPTION OF ADECUACY ON SPORTS FACILITIES DURING SCHOOLS' P.E. AND EXTRA LEISURE ACTIVITIES IN A COHORT OF 1544 TEENS

Addolorato
Writing – Review & Editing
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Silvio; Vago
Investigation
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Paola; Frattini
Investigation
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Gabriella; Casolo
Supervision
2015

Abstract

Introduction The aim of this qualitative study is to define the perception of adequacy on sport/s facility/ies (SF) during P.E. school classes and extra physical activities (physical activity/ies, PA). Methods The study population consisted of 1544 students aged between 11 and 20 years old (height, 1,7±11,9 m; weight, 55,7±12,4 kg; BMI, 20,2±5,1 kg/m2), and was divided into two groups: 11 to 14 lower grade (LG), 15 to 20 upper (UG). Both groups were asked to fill a multi-area questionnaire inquiring about the amount of time spent in PA on a weekly basis, the types of SF utilized, a detiled evaluation of the provided services whilst using the same facilities. Results Almost eight students out of ten (79,08%) performed PA during extra-school time. Ranking of SF assessed: 30,9% outdoor fields, 25,4% fitness & health gyms, 21,6% sport halls, 11,2% pools and 10,9% others facilities types. Recorded order of the total scores achieved, the worst evaluations provided are referred to: care and hygiene of the global spaces (3,55/5), functionality of locker rooms (3,56/5) and structural state of wear (3,69/5). 31,7% of students perceive their own structure comprehensively similar compared with the others of the same category in which they act and 4,6% noticeably lower; highly significant is how this last data increase by 88% from LG to UG. The 41,4% of the sample voted the quality of the SF as essential (10,7%) or important (30,7%) to reach the personal PA aims, the 41,4% quantify as rather relevant. Conclusion The overall perception regarding the adequacy on SF is at a more than acceptable level with a 3.68/5 as regards school P.E. and a 4.03/5.00 for extra leisure sport activities. Nevertheless SF could run the real risk of becoming too outdated without good maintenance and focused investments.
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CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL AIESEP 2015
MADRID -- ESP
8-lug-2015
11-lug-2015
Addolorato, S., Vago, P., Frattini, G., Casolo, F., PERCEPTION OF ADECUACY ON SPORTS FACILITIES DURING SCHOOLS' P.E. AND EXTRA LEISURE ACTIVITIES IN A COHORT OF 1544 TEENS, (MADRID -- ESP, 08-11 July 2015), <<REVISTA ESPAÑOLA DE EDUCACIÓN FÍSICA Y DEPORTES>>, 2015; 3er trimestre, 2015 (410 Supl (n° 8 Supl., VI Epoca)): 16-17 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/119373]
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