The motor activity status and students' self- assessment of health during a covid-19 pandemic

Natalia Bielikova*, Anatolii Tsos, Svitlana Indyka, Danilo Contiero, Vasyl Pantik, Olena Tomaschuk, Nina Dedeliuk, Svitlana Podubinksa

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In the context of distance learning, physical activity and social contacts of students decreased to minimum The aim of the research was to determine the self-assessment of health and well-being, physical activity status and behavioral aspect of a healthy lifestyle of PE students during quarantine, as well as to determine whether these indicators depend on place of students' education. The research involved 226 students (139 male and 87 famale subjects average age - 19.7 years), receiving a Pedagogical Specialty in Physical Education at the Bachelor's level of higher education. Independent samples included 77 students from a University in Ukraine; 74 - from Poland; 75 - from Italy. The study was conducted online in October-November 2020, during the period of quarantine in these countries. System analysis, questionnaire survey, survey analysis and descriptive statistics were used. The e-questionnaire included a set of methods: Health Self-Assessment Questionnaire (HSAQ), Health Attitude Index (HAI), Lifestyle Survey (LS) Leisure-Time Self-Assessment Questionnaire during quarantine (LTSAQ). It has been established that 23.4% of Ukrainian students have a tendency to be careless about their health. The majority of all students (Ukrainian - over 70%, Polish and Italian - over 90%) have adequate self-assessment of their own health. A high level of health-forming behavior dominate in all three groups. Italian students were not completely satisfied with their own physical activity during the quarantine. Most of the students in all samples exercised individually 3 times a week or more often. The dominant motives to excercises ere increasing physical fitness or improving the stature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalSport Mont
Issue numberS2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2021


  • health
  • motor activity
  • quarantine
  • questionnaires
  • students


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