Vol. 14 No. 1-2 (2020)

Characteristics of physical activity at the university of Debrecen

Published June 30, 2020
Zoltán Szerdahelyi
University of Debrecen, Faculty of Economics and Business


Szerdahelyi, Z. (2020). Characteristics of physical activity at the university of Debrecen. Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce, 14(1-2). Retrieved from https://ojs.lib.unideb.hu/apstract/article/view/8850

The assessment of physical activity is a much-researched field. Physical inactivity has negative consequences. In the development of diseases, a key risk factor is insufficient exercise. Emphasizing the relation between physical activity and health is a constantly discussed matter. UD-FCSNE students will play a key role in educating children for a healthy lifestyle. They will become teachers and specialists. Mapping students’ motives concerning physical activity, we can see the order of motive factors and the factors influencing the different age groups. The majority of students exercise less than 30 minutes per day. Most of them do leisure sporting. To increase physical activity we must provide leisure sporting facilities, based on the population’s needs. Maintaining and increasing fitness are chief motivational factors, unlike expectations and competition. The order of motives is significantly different. These differences occurred in five categories. There is a difference in physical activity between full and part-time students.

JEL code: Z2