Socio-economic characteristics of families and physical activity of children

Journal Title: Exercise and Quality of Life - Year 2016, Vol 8, Issue 2

Abstract

This study presents the results of empirical research conducted with the aim of analyzing differences in the physical activity of children in relation to the socio-economic characteristics of their families. The research was conducted by applying a questionnaire distributed to pupils aged 11-12 years, who live in the city of Novi Sad (the city and the village of Rumenka, Veternik, Kac, Bukovac, Futog). Bearing in mind that the work is a part of a broader research, the authors' attention was focused on the objective, and the evaluation of the respondents on the socioeconomic status of the family, as well as differences in physical activity among boys and girls, and children who live in urban or rural setting. As dominant in this study stands out the finding of the author that the socioeconomic characteristics of families significantly affect the intensity, form and quality of physical activity of children. Since such a finding puts children living in families with low socioeconomic status into a disadvantaged position, the authors believe that with the findings of this and compatible researches it is needed to familiarize with the wider academic community, in order to include other social institutions in the process of affirmation of physical activity as an important lifestyle quality in children and youth.

Authors and Affiliations

Zoran Milošević, Nebojša Maksimović, Ivana Milovanović, Radenko Matić, Damjan Jakšić, Jovan Vuković

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Zoran Milošević, Nebojša Maksimović, Ivana Milovanović, Radenko Matić, Damjan Jakšić, Jovan Vuković (2016). Socio-economic characteristics of families and physical activity of children. Exercise and Quality of Life, 8(2), 3-8. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-303849