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DIFFERENCES IN MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS BETWEEN FEMALE STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB

Snježana Mraković ; Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb
Marijana Hraski ; Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb
Marija Lorger ; Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb


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str. 78-83

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The aim of this study was to establish differences in
morphological characteristics among female students of
the Faculty of Kinesiology, Faculty of Medicine and
Faculty of Teacher Education. The sample consisted of
255 female students, 78 students of Kinesiology, 84
students of Teacher Education and 93 students of
Medicine. The sample of variables was comprised of
eleven morphological characteristics. Central and
dispersion parameters were calculated for all the variables
and for each group. The normal distribution of variables
was tested by the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test. The
significance of differences between the groups was
determined with the univariate analysis of variance
(ANOVA) and the discriminant analysis. The
Kolmogorov-Smirnov test showed a normal distribution
of all variables. The ANOVA and discriminate analyses
showed statistically significant differences in
morphological characteristics between the groups of
examinees. The variable for assessing the risk of obesity
and the variables for estimating body fat contributed the
most to the formation of global differences and the
defining of the latent content of discriminant functions.
Kinesiology students who engage in systematic daily
physical activities have significantly lower body fat and
more muscle mass while the Teacher Education and
Medical students have higher levels of body fat because of
their inclination to a sedentary lifestyle. It was concluded
that there are statistically significant differences in
morphological characteristics between female students
from the Faculty of Kinesiology, Faculty of Medicine and
the Faculty of Teacher Education.

Ključne riječi

anthropometric characteristics, body fat, physical activity, health

Hrčak ID:

136934

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/136934

Podaci na drugim jezicima: hrvatski

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