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Glasnik Antropološkog društva Srbije
2010, iss. 45, pp. 335-342
article language: Serbian
document type: unclassified
published on: 13/07/2010
Constitutional differences in student from Faculty of Sports and Physical Education
Univeristy of Niš, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education

e-mail: djuraskovicr@yahoo.com, panta@ffk.ni.ac.yu, cokorilon@gmail.com

Abstract

Constitutional represents a specific set of structural-morphologic, physiological-function and psychological cognitive-conative characteristics of a person that makes him/her differ from the rest. Determining somatotypes contribute to increase of knowledge on variability of somatotypes within population, differences between population groups, etc. The aim of the research was to determine differences in somatotype of students at University of sport and physical education (USPE) measure in 1997 and 2008. The sample for this research was made on total of 117 students (age 22+/-1.27). They were chosen by the method of coincidence choice out of whole student popula­tion and divided into two groups. Eleven anthropometric variables were measured for the purpose of this research. Calculating every component of body constitution was carried out individually with the help of statistical package Somatotype 1.1. The research results show that there are statistically significant differences in two compo­nents of body constitution, in endomorph (p<.01) and mesomorph (p<.01) component in favor of students measured in 2008 (3.4-4.1-2.7 measure in 1997 versus 4.1-4.6-2.5 measured in 2008). On the basis of the results we can draw a conclusion that students of both generations belong to endomorph-mesomorph constitution type, with the remark that in students measured in 2008 there is more significantly expressed endomorph component, in consideration of higher mass and lower height.

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