Vol. 6, Issue 2, December 2010.




Podlesnik Fetih Anja1
1 Osnovna škola Rakek, Domžale, Slovenija


doi: 10.5550/sgia.1002045
COBISS.BH-ID 1846040
UDK: 618.3:796.012.1:331.101.3


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The article presents the results of the survey among 163 pregnant women before pregnancy, at the end of the first triad, and at the end of the second triad of pregnancy. The survey questions encompass the field of motivation for sport activity. The questionnaire consists of 23 statements concerning the motivation before and 25 statements concerning motivation during pregnancy. Individuals define their own motive for sport activity on the five-degree scale. We analyzed the repetition frequencies of all the motives in all three stages of pregnancy and established the crucial motives for engaging in sport activities before and during pregnancy. Motivational structures are relatively permanent structures of cognitive-conative area which begin to form in the early childhood; therefore we expect these chosen motives to appear in all stages. We ascertained that pregnant women should be as much as possible acquainted with the influence and significance of sport activity on their own and their child’s health and wellbeing since these are the leading motives in all three stages of our measuring. Motives within motivational structure may change in specific circumstances. This is established by our findings as well as during pregnancy the motives of health of unborn child and positive influence of mother’s wellbeing on child take high frequencies of occurrence.


Key words: motivational structure, sports activities, pregnancy.



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