Marjeta Kovač

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Many school-based physical activity (PA) interventions have been developed, but only a few have assessed their long-term effects. A PA intervention taking place in the first four years of some Slovenian primary schools entails an enhanced physical education (PE) curriculum, including two extra lessons of PE per week, a wider selection of PE content, and(More)
The study aimed at finding out how the programme of sports classes, through which some schools in Slovenia offer an enhanced PE syllabus to pupils, influences the physical and motor development of 7-to 10-year-old children. A longitudinal four-year study including 328 pupils in the form of a pedagogical experiment was carried out. Data were collected(More)
In the present study, the reliability and validity of judging at the European championship in Berlin 2011 were analysed and the results were compared to a different level gymnastic competition - Universiade 2009 in Belgrade. For reliability and consistency assessment, mean absolute judge deviation from final execution score, Cronbach's alpha coefficient,(More)
AIM Objective methods were used to evaluate children's sleep and physical activity over several days in order to test the hypotheses that: (1) low average sleep duration and/or sleep efficiency are linked to a low amount of physical activity; and (2) a reduction in sleep quantity and/or sleep efficiency during the night is followed by a decrease in physical(More)
In terms of its size and population, the advertising of sport in Slovenia involves a relatively large and promising market, which is represented by TV viewers, spectators of sports events and all those practising recreational sport. For all of these groups certain characteristics of the marketing strategies have to be adhered to by all of the following:(More)
Physical education teachers (PETs) are exposed to the same psychological stress factors as teachers of other subjects, but the increased physical load in this subgroup may significantly influence the prevalence of certain health problems. This cross-sectional study was designed to assess the frequency of occupational health problems and to identify the role(More)
BACKGROUND This is the first assessment of the Republic of Slovenia's efforts to synthesize and report physical activity (PA) standards for children and youth following the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance grading system model. METHODS The Republic of Slovenia Report Card relies on research findings published in peer-reviewed journals, data compiled(More)
A cross-sectional study was carried out to examine the frequency and types of serious injuries in physical educators throughout their professional career, in relation to their gender, age and teaching level, certain factors causing the injuries and the consequences of those injuries on their working ability. The subjects (n = 468) answered a(More)
The aim of this study was to explore physical self-concept of adolescents of the Western Balkans (Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina) according to sex and country. The participants were 2,606 students, ages 13 and 14 years (M = 13.5, SD = 0.9). The Physical Self-Description Questionnaire (PSDQ) was used to assess multidimensional physical(More)