The Effect of Prolonged Sitting on Students

  • H. BoudrifaEmail author
  • S. Slimani
  • O. Oubrahem
  • M. Ghachi
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 202)


A questionnaire was applied on a sample of 392 students from four universities in order to study the effect of prolonged sitting in classrooms. The results indicated that students have corporal, behavioural, cognitive and psychological symptoms in terms of either frequency or intensity during prolonged sitting in the study seat. The results also showed that students use various ways and means to cope with this prolonged sitting. It was suggested that the design of seats and tables at the university should be adapted to fit the physical dimensions of the students. In addition, there is an absolute need to well planned studying hours and suitable different types of breaks.


Prolonged sitting Students Symptoms Classrooms Furniture 


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  • H. Boudrifa
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. Slimani
    • 1
  • O. Oubrahem
    • 1
  • M. Ghachi
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Prevention & ErgonomicsUniversity of Algiers2AlgiersAlgeria

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