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Hellenic Scientific Association For Sport Managment & Recreation - HSASMR

2018 Τόμος: 15 Τεύχος: 1

JOURNAL OF SPORT & RECREATION MANAGEMENT

Year: 2018 Volume: 15 Number: 1 


 

 

«Investigating trekkers’ environmental behavior that visit Olympus mountain refuges»

Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  

Year: 2018 Volume: 15 Number: 1

Authors: Pavlidis G., Zafeiroudi A., & Kouthouris C. 

Pages: 1-21

Abstract:

The purpose of this research was to demonstrate that people participating in nature activities, and in particular in the activity of mountain climbing in the Olympus region, depending on their demographic specificities, frequency of participation and their different mountaineering experience, develop positive behaviors towards the environment. The survey sample consisted of 180 people (n = 180), 126 men and 54 women, with different demographic characteristics, ie gender, marital status and different age, as well as a different frequency of participation and different climbing experience in outdoor activities. For the assessment of the environmental behavior of people, the Zafiroudi and Chatzigeorgiadis (2012) "Environmentally Responsible Behavior" scale was used, consisting of 10 subjects. The questionnaires were completed by visitors trekkers in shelters built at a height of 2100 <2700 meters. The answers were given in a Likert scale and were tested successfully. The results of t-test analysis for gender, age, marital status as well as the frequency of participation in outdoor activities showed statistically significant differences. Regarding the Total Environmental Behavior Index, as well as the mountaineering experience of the climbers, there appears to be no statistically significant difference. In conclusion, married, adults and people involved with outdoor recreational activities show a friendlier attitude towards the environment, while in terms of gender, women appear to be more sensitized in terms of participation in events related to the environment.

 

 

 

 




«Environmental responsibility on primary education schools and participation in outdoor activities. The case of primary pupils at the area of Thessaloniki region» 

Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  

Year: 2018 Volume: 15 Number: 1

Authors:Douzi E., Zafeioudi A., & Kouthouris Ch. 

Pages: 22-49

Abstract:

Outdoor activities contribute to bringing students into contact with nature, through experiential actions. Strengthening the human-nature relationship cultivates a sense of respect for it, highlights its value, and pushes people more easily into ecological behavior. The purpose of the current study was to find out whether the different place of residence of students and the different frequency of their participation in outdoor activities are related to the extent of their environmental awareness. The sample consisted of 261 pupils of the 5th and 6th grades, in Primary Schools from the Thessaloniki region. The pupils filled out the scale for the Environmental cognitive beliefs (Zafeiroudi & Hatzigeorgiadis, 2013). Based on the results, both the place of residence and the participation in outdoor activities affect pupils’ environmental cognitive beliefs and pro-environmental behavior. The affective beliefs were influenced only by the place of resistance. In conclusion, outdoor activities in combination with environmental education, develop knowledge and related skills, and enhance pupils’ connection with nature.


 


 




«Burnout and physical activity in English teachers» 

Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  

Year: 2018 Volume: 15 Number: 1

Authors:Papavangeli S., Koustelios A., Bekiari A., Albanidis E., & Zournatzi E 

Pages: 50-63

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to examine: a) the level of bunout experienced by a sample of English teachers in primary and secondary education b) the effect of certain demographic variables, such as, educational level and years of experience on teachers burnout and c) the relationship between burnout and physical activity of English teachers. The sample consisted of 94 English Teachers participated in total, all working in public schools of primary education (N=53) and of secondary education (N= 41) in the region of Thessaly. The Maslach Burnout Inventory (Maslach and Jackson, 1986) was used to measure burnout while the Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire (Godin & Shephard, 1985) was used to assess the level of physical activity. Findings suggest that the burnout levels reported by the English teachers was relatively low. Findings also suggested that there were no significant statistical differences in burnout with respect to educational level and years of experience and no statistically significant differences found between physical activity and the burnout.


 


 




«Hatha Yoga: The importance of Yamas and their application from theory to practice» 

 

Journal of Sport and Recreation Management  

Year: 2018 Volume: 15 Number: 1

Authors:Zafeiroudi Aglaia 

Pages: 64-76

Abstract:

The present study deepened the philosophy of hatha yoga. According to Patanjali and Yoga Sutras, the steps of yoga are eight. Each of the yoga steps guides the practitioner το live a life full of meaning and purpose. The mission of the eight steps is to lead the practitioner to liberation and ultimate happiness. The first of the eight steps is yamas. More specifically, in this paper yamas were studied theis analysis, their significance, and their application in modern times, both in the practice of asana and in daily life. Yamas are general ethical thoughts and behaviors that concern the world around human and his interaction with him. In conclusion, practicing yamas is a continuing process. Yamas create a solid background for the transition to deeper levels of concentration and inner strength. Yamas are practicing from those who want a real and complete yoga practice.


 




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