INFLUENCE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON THE PERSONALITY OF THE ELDERLY

Běla Hátlová, Tereza Louková, Iva Wedlichová, Milena Adámková Ségard

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Abstract: Senior citizens benefit greatly from physical activities. Not only do they contribute to the senior’s physical condition, but they also help them to stay mentally fit. In Czech Republic a tradition of active lifestyle is established supported by a physical training organization “Sokol”.  In our study, we observed Influence of physical activity on the personality of the Groups of senior men and women, actively participating or not participating in regular group physical training in Sokol organisation. The personality factors of seniors older than 60 and 75 years measured by questionnaire personality factors  “NEO five-factor personality inventory (NEO-FFI)”.

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