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Document ID (ISN)112242
CIS number 12-0009
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-550-5
Year 2011
Convention or series no. Etudes et recherches R-695
Author(s) Trudeau F., Laurencelle L.
Title The workload and energy expenditure of physical education instructors
Original title La charge de travail et la dépense énergétique de l'éducateur physique [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2011. vi, 24p. 28 ref.
Internet access La charge_de_travail_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
Abstract The objective of this study was to quantify the energy expenditure of physical education instructors in their work environment, based on their physical condition determined by laboratory tests, but also according to different criteria including the educational tasks performed. Participating instructors were subjected to cardiofrequency monitoring and kept a diary of their work activity. It was found that the average energy expenditure of physical education instructors varies from low to moderate, but includes periods of very high intensity. This energy expenditure is not affected by gender, age or educational level. Finally, the physical condition of physical educators, particularly aerobic, is good to excellent.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; physical fitness; measurement of physical workload; teaching
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; heart rate monitoring; oxygen consumption monitoring; public OSH institutions; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceQuebec
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions