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Risk perception and attitudes towards risk of young scouts from European countries
Škopová, Kateřina ; Turčová, Ivana (advisor) ; Vomáčko, Ladislav (referee)
Title: Risk perception and attitudes towards risk of young scouts from European countries. Objectives: The aim of the study was to find out differences of risk perception and attitudes towards risk between young scouts from European countries. Methods: The questionnaire was filled by 126 young scouts from 18 European countries. Asked scouts were in Rover and Rangers categories, aged 16 to 25. The research sample consisted of 66 men and 60 women. Questionnaires Risk orientation questionnaire were analysed by basic statistic methods like median and mean. Specific comparison was made by Pearson coefficient and factor analysis. The aim of their using was to compare parts of the questionnaire (sex, countries, similarity of answers). For some comparison were chosen only countries with more respondents (≥ 9). Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark were joined up to one category Scandinavia. Results: There are no significant results shown by mean and median for countries with respondents (≥ 9). Small variances were qualified only for the Czech Republic, Germany and Portugal. Comparing results of men a women shown small differences only in questions 5 and 6. In general, there were no significant differences between men a women. Factor analysis, particularly, correlation factors shown small...
Personality and motivation of instructor of outdoor activities
Kainc, Martin ; Vomáčko, Ladislav (advisor) ; Turčová, Ivana (referee)
Title: Personality and motivation of outdoor activities instructor Objectives: The aim of this thesis is to find out the personality and motivation of outdoor activities instructor. We are discovering main motives for work as an instructor. Another aim is to characterize the personality of instructor and find the differences between men and women. Methods: In this thesis, we use a questionnaire method, the method of analysis and synthesis and the method of deduction. Questionnaire method is used in data acquisition. Analysis is used in background research and rest is used for the interpretation of results. Results: We found out that personality of instructor has above-average extroversion, average emotional stability, high level of agreeableness, above-average conscientiousness and very high level of intellect and imagination. In the field of motivation, we found out average level of achievement motivation, aspiration, work endurance, time orientation for future, resistibility against alacrity lost in critical situations and rising performance under light stress. Main motivators are social relationships in work, responsibility, sensation seeking and possibility of personal development within favorite activities. Subordinate motives are lifestyle and need for self-expression. Keywords: Motivation,...
The impact of nature on human health and development
Antošová, Eliška ; Vomáčko, Ladislav (advisor) ; Turčová, Ivana (referee)
Title: The Impact of Nature on Human Health and Development Objectives: The main aim of this bachelor thesis was to do a detail research of foreign scientific articles concerning effects of nature on human health and development of individual. Methods: To do the desk research of academic literature, the databases of foreign scientific articles such as PubMed, Medline, Scopus have been used. Results: There are studies which focus on influence of environment on people and examine this influence on three levels: physiological, psychological and cognitive. Results show a potential effect of natural environment on people on all researched levels. Studies describe this effect of environment as restorative and is commonly explained by two major theories: 1) Attention Restoration Theory explains this restorative effect by regeneration of directed attention capacity. 2) Stress Recovery Theory explains the restorative effect like a positive influence on emotional state of an individual. This has a positive consequence in lowering stress levels of the individual and it also induces desired physiological processes which lead to relaxation, regeneration and release. Furthermore, the studies show that there is significant role of environment in the overall development of an individual and they mention negative...
Use of outdoor activities in extracuricular education in Sedlčany region
Slepičková, Denisa ; Kalkusová, Lucie (advisor) ; Turčová, Ivana (referee)
Title: Application of Outdoor Activities Program in After-school Childcare Programs in the Region of Sedlcansko Goals: The goal of this thesis is to apply a program of games in nature and verify its popularity in the afterschool programs environment. Methods: The research sample consisted of 121 children and 13 teachers, who participated in the designed program. The program was applied in nine afterschool programs of the Sedlcansko region. We designed questionnaires that were used to determine attractivity and usability of the program. The questionnaires were filled in by the children and the teachers separately. The data obtained from the questionnaires was processed using contingency tables and frequencies. The results were displayed using graphs. Results: We created two versions of a 1.5 hour-long program: for natural and gym environments. Games introduced in the natural environment received an average rating of 1.38 compared to the rating of 1.23 for the gym environment measured on a scale 1 -5, with one being the. The average difficulty rating of all games given by the teachers is 1.78, which is close to level 2 -moerate difficulty. 33.03 % students chose as a best game a game that included the ropes course. Conclusion: A higher attractivity of the program in nature compared to the gym was not...
Evaluation of pupils' interest in adventure activities during school physical education lessons
Kabrnová, Markéta ; Turčová, Ivana (advisor) ; Kalkusová, Lucie (referee)
Title: Evaluation of pupils' interest in adventure activities during school physical education lessons Objectives: The aim of the master thesis is to evaluate the interest in adventurous activities of pupils aged 11 to 15 at the Elementary school Bronzová in Prague, based on a set up adventurous program. Methods: The research sample consisted of 145 pupils, aged 11 to 15, 78 girls and 67 boys. Data were gathered by a questionnaire, which included closed, semi-closed and open questions addressed to pupils. Further data were collected by teachers' observation. Gathered data were recorded in writing, graphically processed and evaluated. Results: Results showed that pupils were actively involved in the adventurous programme and were interested in adventurous activities within the physical education lessons. They have experienced the greatest adventure on the obstacles and during trust activities. Pupils do not seek adventurous activities during their free time. Keywords: adventure, experience, adventure education, initiative games, adventure programme
The importance of movement games for Roma children of younger school age
Bukáček, Pavel ; Kalkusová, Lucie (advisor) ; Turčová, Ivana (referee)
This work is focused on the importance of movement games for Romani children of younger school age. The aim of the work is to verify how and whether movement games for these children are important at all, how they spend their free time and how their family situation reflects on spending their free time. The research was conducted in the form of short interviews with children.
Customers' satisfaction assessment of tourist tours - a case study of CK Alpina tours to Bulgaria
Strnadlová, Markéta ; Turčová, Ivana (advisor) ; Vomáčko, Ladislav (referee)
Title: Customers' satisfaction assessment of tourist tours - a case study of CK Alpina tours to Bulgaria Aim: Through questioning and direct observation to evaluate customer satisfaction at selected CK Alpina tours to Bulgaria and propose changes in the final questionnaire. Methods: For obtaining necessary data we used questioning and observation. The questioning used the existing questionnaire CK Alpina containing 7 questions. Customers rated satisfaction with Likert's scale, but they could use an open answer. The Likert's scale was evaluated quantitatively by assigning the stamps by answers. For word responses was made categorization. There were direct, hidden observations of my person on two tours. Observed phenomena were selected based on operationalization and external stimulus. Results: Satisfaction of clients with both, the tour program and tour guides, was found at all five tours to Bulgaria. The biggest drawbacks occurred with the bus service CK Alpina ordered from the carriers. We have developed a new questionnaire, which is more focused on the characteristics, abilities and skills of the guide. The initial questionnaire did not include questions about accommodation and meals. For today's customers the importance of these factors is increasing, therefore these questions are not missing in...
Paraglider's lifestyle
Jordán, Samuel ; Vomáčko, Ladislav (advisor) ; Turčová, Ivana (referee)
Title: Paraglider's lifestyle Objectives: The main aim of this thesis is to find out the impact of paragliding on human lifestyle and to explore the temperament characteristic of paragliders. Methods: The data was collected using a semi-structured interview with five respondents and through standardized EPI questionnaires. The respondents are men between the age of 26 and 37. The interviews were recorded on the recording device and then transcribed into a Microsoft Word document using the Listen N Write application. The questionnaires were evaluated and processed in Microsoft Excel. The impact of paragliding on lifestyle was evaluated through the use of qualitative research processes such as interviews and questionnaires. Comparative methods were used to compare the obtained results with other case studies dealing with lifestyle, motivation, flying and similar sports. Results: The results of the thesis show that the impact of paragliding on lifestyle is significant. The paragliders describe the paragliding group as very different from the ordinary population. They are people who seek excitement, the feeling self-control, and especially want to define themselves. They focus more on the quality of their lives than on material goals. They perceive paragliding as more than just an activity and they...
Skateboarding - sport or lifestyle
Juha, Michal ; Vomáčko, Ladislav (advisor) ; Turčová, Ivana (referee)
Title: Skateboarding - sport or lifestyle Objectives: The aim of the thesis is to examine connections, relationships and results, why are skateboarders prefering this activity and to describe them objectively within the majority culture to understand their thoughts. We will try to describe, what are the main differences between them and the rest of the society and how it is important to their own identity. Methods: We gained needed quantity of information from 6 skateboarders, with the aid of qualitative method - semi-structured interview. The data picking was taking place from April to July 2015. From the gained information we analysed behaviour patterns, motives, motivation and thought of the skateboarders. Results: Skateboarders never think about definitions, have no interest in somehow categorizing skateboarding. Some skateboarders immediately identify with the fact that skateboarding is their lifestyle, some of them gradually realize that skateboarding lifestyle can be for their way of life considered, others argue that they would skateboarding lifestyle imagine more intensive than how they do it. Nevertheless they admit, that their life can probably be closer to something that could be called the lifestyle of skateboarders. So that a man could confess lifestyle, activity must be operated...
Study possibilities and job opportunities in outdoor activities in USA
Oulická, Dominika ; Turčová, Ivana (advisor) ; Brtník, Tomáš (referee)
Title: Study possibilities and job opportunities in outdoor activities in USA Objectives: The object of this thesis is to research and describe study possibilities at American universities and job opportunities in outdoor activities in USA. Methods: This thesis is literature review and analyses printed sources available related to researched topic and internet websites containing current information in researched subject. Also, it was used own experiences of the thesis author. The primary source of information were publications from UK FTVS library, thesis written under the supervision of the experts at outdoor sports department at UK FTVS and thesis from other Czech universities teaching outdoor activities. Further important source was specialized publications, especially articles from Gymnasion magazine, next, articles from EBSCO databases. During the research of USA universities offering outdoor activities courses, educational system, scholarships, job opportunities, transfer and visa options, were used also internet sources for topicality reason and own experience. Results: Outdoor education and activities industry constantly dynamically develops and so creates many job positions for qualified workers for profitable or non-profit organizations. Universities in USA offer more and more...

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