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The Investigation of Social Support and Physical Activity Related to Workplace among Female Teachers in Jolfa
2017 , 8 , 1 مقاله فارسی
Public Health
Habibeh Sahranavard-Gargari 1, Amineh Sahranavard-Gargari 2, Mostafa Gheshlaghi 3,
  • Received 3/15/2017
  • Receipt 5/20/2017
  • Published 6/20/2017
Background and Objectives: Although active life style is one of the main determining factors of health, the amount of regular physical activities in women is less than in men and even this amount, decreases with aging. Family, friends, colleagues and society’s support, especially at workplace, have a positive effect on the amount of engagement in physical activities. The aim of this study was to investigate the status of social support and physical activity related to workplace among female teachers in Jolfa.

Material and Methods: In this study, 230 female teachers working at different schools in Jolfa were selected according to the inclusion criteria. Required data were collected using International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and social support questionnaire by Sallis et al. The data were analyzed using SPSS software.

Results: The average of physical activity related to teachers’ work was about 20 minutes per week which is very low. Ten percent of them had light physical activity, 61.7% had moderate physical activity and 28.3% had heavy activity. The results of this study proved a significant relationship between social support and physical activity.

Conclusion: Regarding the fact that a large percentage of the teachers do not have enough physical activity, having more physical activity and creating a social network through encouraging friends and colleagues to promote physical activity is emphasized.

Social SupportPhysical ActivityTeacherJolfa
Print ISSN: 2008-9058 | Electronic ISSN : 2423-6640