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THE HEALTH-EXERCISE/PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS OF THE ICE HOCKEY PLAYERS AND COACHES

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Author(s): Semiyha DOLAŞIR TUNCEL | Fehmi TUNCEL

Journal: Beden Egitimi ve Spor Bilimleri Dergisi
ISSN 1307-6477

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Health | exercise/physical activity habit | ice hockey players | coaches

ABSTRACT
Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the health-exercise/physical activity habits and consciousness level of ice hockey players and coaches.Methods: For this purpose, an 82 item questionnaire (31 of these items were related with personal information and health-exercise/physical activity habits, 51 of them were related with exercise consciousness levels) developed researcher was given to the players and coaches.(n=66). Participants were ice hockey players ( n=59) and coaches (n=7) who participated in World Championships under age of 18 in 2008. The obtained data was analyzed by using the statistical package in order to get descriptive statistics and also comparisons were made in terms of country.Results: It was seen that players’ exercise/physical activity consciousness levels were significantly different in terms of country [x2 (4)=28,23, p≤0.5]. Among country, Armenia was followed by Iceland, Turkey, Serbia and Bulgaria.Conclusion: Players are introduced to a healthier life style; they maintain the same lifestyle throughout their life. After giving up the professional sports, to ensure a healthy next generation, coaches be educated in this matter as well
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