Vad är hälsa för högstadieelever? : En intervjustudie om flickor och pojkar och deras uppfattning om begreppet hälsa i årskurs 9

Detta är en Uppsats för yrkesexamina på avancerad nivå från Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, GIH/Institutionen för idrotts- och hälsovetenskap

Sammanfattning: Aim The purpose of this survey is to investigate what students in grade 9 thinks what health is. How they relate to health in the subject physical education and what image they have on the subject. Questions What do students in grade 9 think about what they learn about the notion of health. How do the teachers convey their knowledge to the students about health. Do the students have a pathogen or a salutogenic perspective of health. Method To answer the questions the survey used a qulitative method with interviews. Six students from grade 9 and 3 teachers in physical education participated in the study. The interviews were semistructured because the content and questions were decided before hand but the follow up questions were adapted to the people that participated. Results The students perceived the notion of health in the subject differently. Some students connects the notion of health to different physical activities whilst some students thinks about nutrition as an important part of health. All the participating teachers used theory sessions to educate about health. However, the content could differ between the teachers. The image of what the students think about health is mainly from a salutogenic perspective. 5 of 6 students said they interpreted that they had a salutogenic perspective and only one person thought about health from a pathogen perspective. Conclusions The students interpreted the notion of health differently. The teachers used theory sessions when they educated about health. Both students and teachers thought about health from mainly a salutogenic perspective.

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