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Fysisk träning för ordningspoliser: Har fysisk träning någon betydelse för den stillasittande polisen?
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Sport Sciences Center.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Research shows that policing is mostly sedentary but physically and mentally demanding tasks occur and that policing includes factors like police inherent stress which may impair the health of police officers. Research has also found that physical exercise can play an important part for coping with these negative elements associated with policing. The overall purpose of this study is to contribute knowledge about the importance of physical exercise for policemen. The study is based on five semi-structured interviews with police officer’s working with emergency response. The result shows that physical exercise had importance for the tasks performed during emergency responses, the police officer’s health as well as short- and longterm mental factors like reduced stress. The result also showed that the demands of policing had impacts on the officer’s exercise and it also demonstrated that the policemen didn’t exercise during work hours mostly due to regulations and organizational barriers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
policing, physical exercise, significance, tasks, training conditions
Keyword [sv]
polis, fysisk träning, betydelse, arbetsuppgifter, träningsförutsättningar
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Social Sciences Pedagogy
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-57835OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-57835DiVA: diva2:544957
Subject / course
Idrottspedagogik
Educational program
Study Programme for Sport Sciences
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-08-17 Created: 2012-08-17 Last updated: 2012-08-17Bibliographically approved

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