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Revista Electrónica Educare

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ANCHIA-UMANA, Irina et al. Preferences of Students of Free Courses on the Modalities of Fitness or Wellness According to Sex. Educare [online]. 2019, vol.23, n.3, pp.207-220.  Epub Oct 30, 2019. ISSN 1409-4258.

The object of the present study was to determine, according to sex, the preference in courses registered by students, regarding the modalities of Fitness or Wellness in the Free-courses Programs of the Escuela Ciencias del Movimiento Humano y Calidad de Vida (CIEMHCAVI) of the Universidad Nacional in Costa Rica. Procedure: The research was conducted under a retrospective approach, with data obtained from records from the years 2012 to 2016. Participants: a sample of 2112 students aged 17 to 62 years and 28.3 ± 7.8 years, (1181 men and 931 women), enrolled in one or more of the Free-courses Programs taught between 2012 and 2016 at CIEMHCAVI/UNA. The variables studied were gender, age, course/s registered, and approval or disapproval. Results: There are statistically significant differences (χ 2 = 141.916, p = <.001) in the registration preferences of the modality (Fitness or Wellness) according to sex, but no differences found between quartiles of ages (X2(3) = 2,939., p=<.40) or gender classification in the percentages of approval or failure of the courses (χ 2 = .064, p = <.800).

Keywords : Health sciences; Costa Rica; social development; continued education; higher education; gender.

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