Profiele van vroue ten opsigte van fisieke aktiwiteit, lewenstyl, sosio-ekonomiese status en hindernisse tot vryetydsdeelname

  • Henrico Erasmus Skool vir Biokinetika, Rekreasie en Sportwetenskap, Noordwes-Universiteit, Potchefstroom, Republiek van Suid-Afrika
  • Cilas J Wilders Skool vir Biokinetika, Rekreasie en Sportwetenskap, Noordwes-Universiteit, Potchefstroom, Republiek van Suid-Afrika
  • Charlè du P Meyer Skool vir Biokinetika, Rekreasie en Sportwetenskap, Noordwes-Universiteit, Potchefstroom, Republiek van Suid-Afrika

Abstract

Certain constraints as well as different socio-economic conditions often obstruct women in their ability to reach optimum levels of physical activity and lifestyle (Cauley et al., 1991; Kay & Jackson, 1991; Jackson & Henderson, 1995). The physical activity profile, lifestyle patterns, socio-economic status and constraint profiles of South African women have not been well documented in research. The objective of this study was to determine profiles of leisure-time physical activity, lifestyle, socio-economic status and constraints to participation for South African women between the ages of 30 and 65 years of age, residing in Potchefstroom. The respondents comprised 440 (42.98 ±9.34 years) women, who were randomly selected, from the the Potchefstroom area. Data regarding demographic information, physical activity participation, lifestyle, socio-economic status and constraints to participation were collected from the respondents. Overall, the women's income and physical activity participation profiles could be classified as below average. Health declines with age and trends also exist which may indicate future (with aging) health deterioration, should the physical activity participation, lifestyle, socio-economic status and traditional constraints of these women remain unchanged.

South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation Vol. 27(2) 2005: 29-45
Published
2006-10-06
Section
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