Elzbieta Biernat

Summary

Affiliation: Warsaw School of Economics
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Summary:
Introduction. The aim of research is to assess the relationship between socio-demographic factors and the swimming activity among the working population of Warsaw.
Material and methods. The questionnaire survey included 4405 randomly selected residents of Warsaw. The relationship between the swimming activity and the variables characterizing the socio-demographic structure of the respondents were assessed by log-linear modeling. The significance of the impact of factors included in the analysis was determined using the Chi-square test.
Results: 35% of the respondents declared recreational swimming. Gender, age, BMI, education, occupation and income were significantly related to the swimming activity. Women (33%) - compared to men (38%) - were almost 1.2 times less likely to participate in swimming. Similarly, overweight (33%, OR = 0.90) and obese people (33%, OR = 0.92). People from Warsaw at the age of 20-29 years (43%), with higher education (40%), with incomes above the national average (40%) and representing the profession of an actor (52%) swam relatively more often.
Conclusions. The results of the study might help in developing marketing plans and market segmentation strategies as well as in forecasting the development trends of the leisure activity.
Publications:
BIERNAT E. Socio-demographic determinants of participation in swimming amongst working residents of Warsaw. Journal of Human Kinetics, 2012, vol. 32, s. 175-183.

Publications

  1. pmc The Regularities in Insufficient Leisure-Time Physical Activity in Poland
    Elzbieta Biernat
    Collegium of World Economy, Warsaw School of Economics, Al Niepodległości 162, Warszawa 02 554, Poland
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 13:. 2016
  2. ncbi request reprint Physical activity for longer working lives: an analysis of physical activity profiles of selected occupational groups in Poland
    Elzbieta Biernat
    Warsaw School of Economics
    Med Lav 107:444-461. 2016
  3. doi request reprint Factors increasing the risk of inactivity among administrative, technical, and manual workers in Warszawa public institutions
    Elzbieta Biernat
    Warsaw School of Economics, Warszawa, Poland Collegium of World Economy, Department of Tourism
    Int J Occup Med Environ Health 28:283-94. 2015
  4. pmc Socio-demographic and leisure activity determinants of physical activity of working warsaw residents aged 60 to 69 years
    Elzbieta Biernat
    Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
    J Hum Kinet 30:173-81. 2011
  5. pmc Socio-demographic determinants of participation in swimming amongst working residents of warsaw
    Elzbieta Biernat
    Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
    J Hum Kinet 32:175-83. 2012

Detail Information

Publications5

  1. pmc The Regularities in Insufficient Leisure-Time Physical Activity in Poland
    Elzbieta Biernat
    Collegium of World Economy, Warsaw School of Economics, Al Niepodległości 162, Warszawa 02 554, Poland
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 13:. 2016
    ..The goal of this paper is to provide an in-depth description of insufficient PA in Poland as well as an examination of some of its correlates...
  2. ncbi request reprint Physical activity for longer working lives: an analysis of physical activity profiles of selected occupational groups in Poland
    Elzbieta Biernat
    Warsaw School of Economics
    Med Lav 107:444-461. 2016
    ..Out of a wide range of factors affecting employability, in this paper we have analyzed one specific aspect of health status, which is physical activity...
  3. doi request reprint Factors increasing the risk of inactivity among administrative, technical, and manual workers in Warszawa public institutions
    Elzbieta Biernat
    Warsaw School of Economics, Warszawa, Poland Collegium of World Economy, Department of Tourism
    Int J Occup Med Environ Health 28:283-94. 2015
    ....
  4. pmc Socio-demographic and leisure activity determinants of physical activity of working warsaw residents aged 60 to 69 years
    Elzbieta Biernat
    Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
    J Hum Kinet 30:173-81. 2011
    ..Regular participation in physical recreation provides a four-times increase in the chances to achieve levels of physical activity sufficient to remain healthy...
  5. pmc Socio-demographic determinants of participation in swimming amongst working residents of warsaw
    Elzbieta Biernat
    Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
    J Hum Kinet 32:175-83. 2012
    ..The results of the study might help in developing marketing plans and market segmentation strategies, as well as in forecasting the development trends of the leisure activity...