• Ivanna Bodnar Lviv State University of Physical Culture
  • Iuliia Pavlova Lviv State University of Physical Culture
  • Romana Sirenko Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
  • Ihor Lapychak Lviv State University of Physical Culture



inclusion, mental state, physical education, schoolchildren


The study aimed to compare the effectiveness of inclusive and segregative physical education classes for students of various medical groups, taking into account sociopsychological indicators and indicators of psychoemotional state. The study involved 1,414 schoolchildren aged 10–16 years (M=12.7, SD=1.6). Through the survey, pupils’ wellbeing, needs, motivations, and motor preferences at their leisure and physical education classes, level of situational and personal anxiety, degree of integration of the group, and motivation for success were ascertained. Data comparisons were made between schoolchildren who studied in segregated and inclusive ways of organizing physical education in schools. Attitudes towards schoolchildren’s physical education and leisure patterns make it possible to assert that an inclusive model is effective. Integrative physical education classes are less mentally traumatic, more convenient, and psychologically comfortable than segregative ones. The way physical education is organized does not affect the level of anxiety and the class’s degree of motivation in achieving success in schoolchildren’s activities. Positive changes in the integrative conditions in the mental state come with all schoolchildren, but they are most noticeable among schoolchildren with low functional reserve capabilities.

Author Biographies

  • Ivanna Bodnar, Lviv State University of Physical Culture
    Doctor of Science, Professor, Head of the Theory and Methods of Physical Culture Department of Lviv State University of Physical Culture
  • Iuliia Pavlova, Lviv State University of Physical Culture
    Doctor of Science, Professor, Professor of the Theory and Methods of Physical Culture Department of Lviv State University of Physical Culture, responsible executor of fundamental and applied researches executed under the state order «Involvement of elderly people in physical education and health educational programs for improving the health and quality of life», «Monitoring of somatic health of the population of the Western region of Ukraine», executant of regional projects “Health of the participants of the educational process: health education and the education in area of healthy lifestyles” and “Health of the participants of the educational process: network of health promoting school”. Scientific interests - human health, quality of life, physical activity of different population groups


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