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Godišnjak Fakulteta sporta i fizičkog vaspitanja
2018, iss. 23, pp. 58-69
article language: Serbian
document type: Professional Paper

Elementary and high school students' opinions on extreme sports
aUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Sports and Physical Education
bOsnovna škola "Miloš Crnjanski", Beograd


The paper examines the attitudes of the youth on extreme sports with an aim to identify the differences in their opinions with regard to age and gender. The research included the following extreme sports: snowboard, free climbing, inline skating, mountain biking, paragliding, bungee jumping, diving, sky diving. The sample included 369 students (171 $, 198 $) attending elementary (116 100 $) and high schools (55, 98 $). The data were collected by a Likerttype questionnaire and they were processed by descriptive statistics and chi-square test (x2). The results showed that less than 30% of the respondents had an opportunity to do extreme sports. Atjunior age, boys do more extreme sports than the girls, while in high school it is the girls that are more involved in extreme sports. Paragliding and free climbing are identified as most dangerous sports. All respondents agree that extreme sports are important for psycho-physical development, that they contribute to better comprehension of their own capacities and limitations and that they affect positively the character development. Statistically significant difference between the boys' and girls' attitudes was discovered for all questions.



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