Passive / Active Rest and Social Relationships in a Group of Teenagers from Suceava


  • Adriana Albu
  • Florin Dima
  • Lucian Laurentiu Indrei


fatigue is a physiological phenomenon that disappears through passive rest (sleep) and active rest (free time activities). Method: the study was carried out on a group of 271 adolescents from two high schools in Suceava, in the 9th, 10th and 11th grades from three different school profiles: Sports, Information Technology (I.T.), and Theoretical. The adolescents completed a questionnaire with questions regarding the time allocated to sleep, relaxation activities, and social relationships. The results were processed using the Pearson’s chi-squared test. Results and discussions: in most cases the time allocated to nighttime sleep is 8-9 hours (58.67%) with significant differences among school profiles. Daytime sleep is rarely present in most students (50.55%) with significant differences among profiles and grades. In most cases (46.86%) young people do not spend time watching television (T.V.), with significant differences among profiles. There are 52.39% students who do not spend time at home on the computer, the differences calculated by profile and grade being statistically insignificant. The group of friends is present in 43.54% young people, who spend 2-3 days per week with friends outside of school (40.59%). Parents show little concern regarding the students' daily program. Conclusions: there are numerous problems related to passive and active rest which can have negative effects on the health of young people