Low physical capacity among adolescents in practical education

Ann-Christin Sollerhed, Göran Ejlertsson

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The aim of this study was to obtain better knowledge about teenagers' physical capacity and physical activity. The study group consisted of 301 students in upper secondary school, 191 students in practical education (74 girls and 117 boys) and 110 students in theoretical education (57 girls and 53 boys). The adolescents were 16-19 years old and lived in southern Sweden. The study comprised three parts: a questionnaire, seven physical tests (one test to predict maximal oxygen uptake, three strength tests, two flexibility tests and one balance test) and information on each pupil's grades. Pupils in practical education for occupations like industrial- and building workers, mechanics, assistant nurses and hairdressers, all of which are occupations involving physical effort, had lower physical capacity than pupils in theoretical education among both girls and boys. A correlation was found between physical capacity and grades.

OriginalspråkEngelska
Sidor (från-till)249-256
Antal sidor7
TidskriftScandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
Volym9
Utgåva5
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 1999

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