Assessment of physical endurance in students of the 1st and 2nd grade of secondary school

Marek Woszczak, Katarzyna Bogacz, Marcin Szczepanik, Sławomir Jandziś,Karolina Kossakowska, Magdalena Józefowicz-Korczyńska

M. Woszczak, K. Bogacz, M. Szczepanik, S. Jandziś,K. Kossakowska, M. Józefowicz-Korczyńska – Assessment of physical endurance in students of the 1st and 2nd grade of secondary school. Fizjoterapia Polska 2018; 18(2); 70-82

Abstract

Introduction. Physical endurance is a very important element of everyone’s health. It is a health aspect comprising the factors which may affect the level of physical endurance. That is why it is important to know what allows to keep it as high as possible.
Objective. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the differences in the levels of physical endurance of students of 1st and 2nd grade of secondary school.
Materials and methods. The studies were conducted on secondary school students. It covered 70 students, including 37 women and 33 men. The physical endurance level was examined using the Harvard Step-Up Test. The study included analysis of the effects of sex, age, place of residence and BMI on the level of physical endurance.
Results and conclusions. The research results allowed to draw the conclusions that sex, place of residence or BMI are not statistically significant for the level of physical endurance of the persons studied. As for age, the research results may indicate that at 5% significance level, age is statistically relevant for the level of physical endurance – older students demonstrate more good and very good fitness results, while the number of average and poor physical endurance results decreases.

Key words:
physical endurance, Harvard Step-up Test, physical endurance index

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