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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2022, vol. 28, issue3
Subject Area: Public Health
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022283.4569
Published online: 23 September 2022

Original article
J of IMAB. 2022 Jul-Sep;28(3):4569-4574
Elena Merdzhanova1ORCID logo, Penka Angelova2ORCID logo, Nikolay Boyadjiev2ORCID logo, Valentina Lalova1ORCID logo, Gergana Petrova1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail,
1) Department of Nursing care, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Physiology, Medical Faculty, Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Purpose: To explore the influence of parents on the physical activity and sport of adolescents in families from different ethnic groups of Plovdiv Municipality.
Material and methods: During the summer term of the 2018/19 academic year, a survey had been conducted among parents of the students who study in certain schools on the territory of the Plovdiv municipality (the city of Plovdiv and the village of Karadjovo). The subject of the study has been 185 parents of adolescents from three different ethnic groups-Bulgarians, Turkish and Roma. Have been developed and used specifically for this purpose an author's questionnaire for parents, which contains open, closed, and mixed questions. For the statistical processing, we have used the data analysis software IBM SPSS Statistics v. 25.
Results: The subject of the study has been 185 parents from different ethnic groups. Bulgarians 96 (51.9%), Turkish 29 (15.7%) and Roma 60 (32.4%). Of all the parents at the time of the survey, only 23 (12.4%) played sports, 162 (87.6%) did not play sports, and 43 (23.2%) of the parents believed that additional sports would make it difficult for their children to prepare for school.
Conclusion: Many parents are reluctant to engage in additional leisure activities for their children that would link them to restricting or disrupting their free time.

Keywords: Adolescents` health, physical activity, school environment, school physical educations, family education, ethnic groups,

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Please cite this article as: Merdzhanova E, Angelova P, Boyadjiev N, Lalova V, Petrova G. Study of parents‘ influence over the physical activity and sports of adolescents from different ethnicities in Plovdiv. J of IMAB. 2022 Jul-Sep;28(3):4569-4574. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022283.4569

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Assoc. Prof. Gergana Petrova, PhD, Department of Nursing care, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University of Plovdiv; 15A, Vasil Aprilov, blvd. Plovdiv – 4002, Bulgaria; E-mail: Gergana.Petrova@mu-plovdiv.bg

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Received: 10 January 2022
Published online: 23 September 2022

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