Correlation of Physical Indices with the Subjective Physiological and Neurophysiological Parameters of Health
Keywords:Physical health, index of health, students, physical activity, correlation of physical health and subjective psycho- and neurophysiological assessment
In our work, we conducted research and analysis of the components of physical health of students of pedagogical specialties. To this end, the vital and strength indices, the Robinson and Rufier indices, and the height-to-weight ratio were determined. The article also confirms the hypothesis that the physical health and the neurophysiological (psychological) state are related and mutually determined, but not in the direct proportion, depending on the type of index and aspect of self-esteem. Specific results were obtained by comparing physical health indices with subjective feelings of psychological or neurophysiological discomfort. Data saturation and their analysis were conducted using the following methods: anthropometry; spirometry; dynamometry; tonometry; functional tests; mathematical and statistical analysis, as well as questionnaires developed by the authors of subjective assessment of their own condition, which were offered remotely. The research was performed on the basis of Khmelnytskyi Humanitarian-Pedagogical Academy at the Department of Physical Culture and Valeology.The experimental part was performed with the participation of students of 1-4 years of three specialties with a total of 118 people, of which 100 were girls and 18 were boys aged 17 to 21 years (region – Ukraine). The average sample values for girls of the Rufier, Robinson, and “strength” indexes were below average; “vital” and “height-to-weight” indices are defined at the average level. Averaged values for the sample for boys were the following: high are “strength” and “height-to-weight” levels; the Robinson index is low, and the Rufier and “vital” indices are below average. The international significance of the article lies in the fact that for the first time the objective and subjective health indices stated by the interviewers have been measured comparatively.
The authors' original contribution is determined by unexpected results obtained by correlating physical indices with subjective physiological and neurophysiological health parameters in young boys and girls.
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