THE STUDY OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN WORKING ADULTS AT HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AT MAHASARAKHAM PROVINCE DURING THE SITUATION OF CORONA VIRUS 2019 (COVID-19)
Keywords:Physical Activity, Working Adults, Situation of Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19)
This survey research aims to detect the differences in physical activity level, metabolic equivalent (MET), and sedentary behavior of working adults in the Higher Education Institution at Mahasarakham province. The population comprised 400 participants: 162 men and 238 women with an average of ages at 39.64±7.93 years old. The primary data for this study consisted of the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) and two-separated types of activity; mid-level and high-level of metabolic equivalent (MET) and physical activities. The data were examined and detected by using descriptive statistics. The results were overall results show that men working adults in the Higher Education Institution at Mahasarakham province have higher physical activity levels than women. Moreover, men participants also have higher averages in the categories of recreational activity, mid-level, and high-level activity than women as well. However, when calculated by using metabolic equipment (MET-min/week), sorted into mid-level as working activity and walk from and to place, women participants have a higher average physical activity level than men participle. Therefore, physical activities of working adults in the Higher Education Institution at Mahasarakham province should be encouraged in order to enhance physical fitness and ease sedentary activity in working adults.
(Journal of Sports Science and Technology 2022; 22(1):127-140))
(Received: 21 February 2022, Revised: 11 May 2022, Accepted: 17 May 2022)
Keywords: Physical Activity / Working Adults / Situation of Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19)
* Corresponding author: Kritchapol ARSAPKDEE
Master Program in Exercise and Sport Science, Department of Health and Sport Science
Faculty of Education, Mahasarakham University, Thailand
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