• Laimute Kardeliene University of Klaipeda
  • Arturas Razbadauskas University of Klaipeda



disorder, physical education teacher, professional activity, subjective health evaluation


Physical education teacher, as a profession, has various duties, which impact teacher's physical and emotional health. This may have an effect on quality of lessons. The aim of the research is to establish the self-evaluation of PE teachers' health. The following indicators of health self-evaluation were chosen: taking care of one's health, health condition and its evaluation. Questionnaires were used to self-evaluate PE teachers' health, to point out diseases such as having a cold, also various somatic and psychosomatic disorders. The sample of the research was 324 PE teachers, randomly chosen from high schools in Lithuania. The average age of the participants was 44,59 ± 0,57 years old, their pedagogical work experience - 20,52 ± 0,58 years. It was found that only 29,1 per cent of female and 18,3 per cent of male participants rated their health as good. Teachers who evaluated their health positively more seldom experienced various somatic and psychosomatic disorders. Teachers with more than 20 years of work experience rarely evaluated their health as good. In addition, they more frequently experienced various disorders.

Women, when compared to men, are more prone to health disorders. Furthermore, women with more than 20 years of work experience more rarely fell into the group of long-term somatic and psychosomatic disorders.

Author Biographies

  • Laimute Kardeliene, University of Klaipeda
    LAIMUTE KARDELIENE was born in Siauliai, Lithuania and went to the Pedagogical University of Siauliai, where she studied primary education and obtained her degree in 1983. She wrote the dissertation Etiquette‘s education in the primary school (1998). Habilitation procedure about professional communication in physical education activities is performed in 2007. She worked for a twenty years for the Lithuanian Sports University before moving in 2016 to the University of Klaipeda, where she is a professor of the Department of Holistic Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences. Her e-mail address is :
  • Arturas Razbadauskas, University of Klaipeda
    Artūras Razbadauskas (born 18 May 1964, Melnrage, Klaipeda, Lithuania) - Lithuanian surgeon, scientist and public figure, PhD of biomedical sciences. In 1982 he finished K. Donelaičio high school. In 1988 graduated from Vilnius University, Faculty of Medicine, gained a medical doctor professional qualification. In 1989 finished his internship in general surgery.  In 2001 externally completed PhD studies (Vilnius University) and successfully defended a biomedical PhD thesis "Fitz - Hugh and Curtis syndrome. Diagnosis and laparoscopic treatment“. Completed internships at United States, Germany, Norway and Russia. In 2010 graduated from the MRU Strategic Management and Policy Faculty, Law and Management Master. Master's thesis on "Informed consent in transformational medical procedures “. Also Artūras Razbadauskas holds a Dean’s position in the Health Sciences Faculty (Klaipeda University) from 2009. In 2016 elected as President of Lithuanian surgeon organization.


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