Study aim: To determine the participation of academic teachers in leisure activities for that group contribute to shaping habits of a large percentage of young people.
Material and methods: A group of 52 staff members (about 30%) of a private university college, aged 25 - 70 years, were interviewed with respect to their participation in sports, recreation and tourism in the recent year. Chi-square function in the logarithmic form was used in data analysis.
Results: Over two-thirds participants declared practicing recreational activities (43% regularly); 80% or more declared short- or long-lasting local trips and 50% declared journeys abroad.
Conclusions: The knowledge of benefits brought about by motor activities and the awareness of their necessity stimulate the activities, especially the tourism and recreational ones of people.
Biernat E., M.Piątkowska, A.K.Gajewski (2006) Participation in sport, motor leisure activities and physical activity of teachers from two different universities. In: S.Czyż, F.Viviani (eds.), Elsevier Urban & Partner, Wrocław, 25-34.
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