Stevo Popovic

Stevo Popovic
University of Montenegro | UCG · Faculty of Sport and Physical Education

PhD

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Introduction
10+ years’ experience with focus on planning, conducting, and evaluating research studies dealing with health and exercise. As a sports scientist I use knowledge of how the body works to help people improve their health and sporting ability. I have also profound insight into physical anthropology, and understand the complexity of how PA affect the human body and its composition; but, also into social anthropology that helps to understand the social side of the same issues.
Additional affiliations
October 2018 - October 2023
University of Montenegro
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
December 2013 - June 2021
University of Montenegro
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
July 2012 - December 2013
University of Montenegro
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
November 2009 - June 2011
University of Novi Sad
Field of study
  • Sport Management
October 2005 - November 2009
University of Novi Sad
Field of study
  • Sport Management
October 1998 - November 2003
University of Novi Sad
Field of study
  • Physical Education and Football

Publications

Publications (275)
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Physical activity among children and adolescents remains insufficient, despite the substantial efforts made by researchers and policymakers. Identifying and furthering our understanding of potential modifiable determinants of physical activity behaviour (PAB) and sedentary behaviour (SB) is crucial for the development of interventions that promote...
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Due to the explosive growth of esports competition and the emergence of a new esports industry, live esports broadcast has highlighted regulatory gaps, and the implementation of China's new Copyright Law (2020 Amendment) has partially compensated for those gaps. According to the new Copyright Law, live esports broadcast and the corresponding origin...
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Background Children are becoming less physically active for a variety of interrelated reasons. The availability of opportunities for safe active playgrounds, recreational activities and active transport has decreased, while time spend on sedentary screen-based activities has increased. This study aimed to evaluate physical activity (PA), sedentary...
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Background. The importance of physical activity (PA) for maintaining and improving health status increases with each passing day. Objectives. The present study aimed to examine the effects of PA and nutritional education programs applied to 12th-grade students on body mass index (BMI), PA level, and eating habits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Metho...
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The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the differences in the morphological characteristics and situational precision among younger and older groups of handball players. The sample of participants consisted of 30 handball players, members of the younger category of the Al-Ahli handball club (Bahrein), divided into two groups: older...
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The blood group could represent a dominant predisposition for a certain person to become successful, for example: politician, teacher and/or athlete. When it comes to the Dinaric Alps, this approach has not been applied until now, nor are there any studies in which blood groups were analysed, that is, the relationship of individual blood groups wit...
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The blood group could represent a dominant predisposition for a certain person to become successful, for example: politician, teacher and/or athlete. When it comes to the Dinaric Alps, this approach has not been applied until now, nor are there any studies in which blood groups were analysed, that is, the relationship of individual blood groups wit...
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Objectives (1) To develop reference values for health-related fitness European children and adolescents aged 6–18 years that are the foundation for the web-based, open-access and multi-language fitness platform (FitBack); (2) To provide comparisons across European countries. Methods This study builds on a previous large fitness reference study in...
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The inhabitants of the Dinaric Alps (former Yugoslavia and Albania) have long been known as people of impressive body height, but after World War II, there was a critical lack of data related to this phenomenon. This anthropological synthesis includes the measurements of 47,158 individuals (24,642 males and 22,516 females) from the period 2010–2018...
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This research aims to content analyze the literature on innovation in the field of sports in Montenegro to provide a better basis for the establishment of a monitoring system. The research was conducted drawing on a pre-established methodology related to the assessment of the level of sports innovation based on 16 defined indicators. Grades were at...
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Demographic change is a fundamental characteristic of China's demographic development. The primary problem in China's population development has shifted in recent years from overall pressure to structural challenges. Using data from China's seventh demographic census, this study examines the dynamics of sports consumption growth from the perspectiv...
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This narrative review of the literature assessed whether regular physical exercise and sleep patterns, fasting and autophagy, altogether can be an adequate strategy for achieving healthy longevity and well-being within different stage of life. There are a large number of studies dealing with well-being and healthy longevity; however, few of them ha...
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Introduction: Parents can act as important agents of change and support for healthy childhood growth and development. Studies have found that parents may not be able to accurately perceive their child's weight status. The purpose of this study was to measure parental perceptions of their child's weight status and to identify predictors of potentia...
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There is evidence that functional training is beneficial for the overall physical fitness of athletes. However, there is a lack of a systematic review focused on the effects of functional training on athletes' physical fitness. Thus, the aimed of the present review is to clarify the effects of functional training on physical fitness among athletes....
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In 2015–2017, the fourth round of the World Health Organization (WHO) European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) was conducted in 36 countries. National representative samples of children aged 6–9 (203,323) were measured by trained staff, with similar equipment and using a standardized protocol. This paper assesses the children's bod...
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In 2015–2017, the fourth round of the World Health Organization (WHO) European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) was conducted in 36 countries. National representative samples of children aged 6–9 (203,323) were measured by trained staff, with similar equipment and using a standardized protocol. This paper assesses the children's bod...
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Background: The present study investigates the role of different sources of social support in the relationship of BMI and PA in an international sample of children and adolescents. Methods: Data included 170,211 adolescents (51.5% female), aged 10–16 (M = 13.6, SD = 1.64) from 37 European countries/ regions and were retrieved from the 2013/14 Healt...
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Using e-learning and social media has become a common part of students' academic lives in many sciences, including sport sciences. The purpose of this research study was to identify attitudes and preferences of students in sports science concerning the use of e-learning and social media at the University of Novi Sad. The present study was included...
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It is well-known that modern organizations stand out as leaders in their industries have one common factor that brings them together around the fact they are successful: they are all principally committed to innovation. This fact also applies to sports. Empirical research was conducted to determine a research analysis of attitudes of sport organiza...
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Obesity represents a major risk factor for population health. No studies have evaluated how economic expansion impacts the prevalence of obesity. The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between national economic development and body mass index (BMI) in Chinese children and adolescents. Data of mean BMI in children and adolescents a...
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From 1985 to 2016, the prevalence of underweight decreased, and that of obesity and severe obesity increased, in most regions, with significant variation in the magnitude of these changes across regions. We investigated how much change in mean body mass index (BMI) explains changes in the prevalence of underweight, obesity, and severe obesity in di...
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From 1985 to 2016, the prevalence of underweight decreased, and that of obesity and severe obesity increased, in most regions, with significant variation in the magnitude of these changes across regions. We investigated how much change in mean body mass index (BMI) explains changes in the prevalence of underweight, obesity, and severe obesity in di...
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Physical fitness (PF) is a multi-component construct and a biomarker of health. Worse PF is related to vulnerability and predicts worse academic achievements. Thus, assessing PF is important to monitor health in youth. This systematic review aimed to identify and inform physical education, health professionals and entities about existing PF batteri...
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Background: Children are becoming less physically active as opportunities for safe active play, recreational activities, and active transport decrease. At the same time, sedentary screen-based activities both during school and leisure time are increasing. Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate physical activity (PA), screen time, and sleep dur...
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Background: Children are becoming less physically active as opportunities for safe active play, recreational activities, and active transport decrease. At the same time, sedentary screen-based activities both during school and leisure time are increasing. Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate physical activity (PA), screen time, and sleep durati...
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Introduction and Objective: This systematic review aimed to analyse the international evolution of fitness with its distributional changes in the performance on tests of physical fitness among school-aged children and adolescents. Methods: In accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviewsand Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines,...
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Background: The body composition and physical fitness of members of the army is always a relevant topic for research, since the level of defense and security of people and material goods in a specific territory in many ways depends on the level of ability of the army. However, members of the armed forces are a heterogeneous group, typified by diffe...
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Background: Comparable global data on health and nutrition of school-aged children and adolescents are scarce. We aimed to estimate age trajectories and time trends in mean height and mean body-mass index (BMI), which measures weight gain beyond what is expected from height gain, for school-aged children and adolescents. Methods: For this pooled a...
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Introduction and Objective: This study aimed to consolidate body height and body weight, as well as the body mass index and nutrition status data of the entire male population of adolescents from Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, in order to estimate trajectories in ahead mentioned variables from 1979 to 1987.Methods: The sample includes 15,717...
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Background: We aimed to focus on a review of the literature on physical activity and physical fitness for children and adolescents in Montenegro, to identify and evaluate the current situation and provide a better basis for the creation of a future monitoring system. Methods: The Montenegrin Research Team (MRT) has set up a specific methodology th...
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The goal of this research was the identification of differences between academic staff in sports sciences based on their proficiency from early-career researchers to experts related to different academic activities. A survey of professors from the University of Montenegro from different stages of their proficiency was conducted. Data collection inc...
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The purpose of this research is to examine stature in both Albanian sexes as well as its association with arm span, as an alternative to estimating stature. A total of 445 individuals (266 boys and 179 girls) participated in this research. The anthropometric measurements were taken according to the protocol of ISAK. The relationships between statur...
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The goal of this study was twofold: the first goal was focused on identifying how the expectations of both first-year students from the Sport Science programmes and their teachers differ regarding student research, while the second goal was focused on identifying how teachers' expectations differ based on stages of their proficiency, from novice to...
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Body height is the most commonly used anthropometric measure for the assessment and classification of somatic status and growth. The World Health Organization constructed various growth references intended for global use that are directly derived or indirectly affected by body height, but the WHO core sample is based on country-specific, relatively...
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Damage to the spinal cord results in malfunction of sympathetic pathways, which consequently influences thermoregulation during exercise. A consensus view is that athletes with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at a heightened thermal strain than the able-bodied athletes. However, a number of studies have reported similar increases in core body temperat...
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The primary goal of the present paper is to analyse and compare the criteria on the conditions and requirements for academic promotion in three countries: Serbia, Slovenia and Montenegro. The University of Novi Sad, the University of Ljubljana, and the University of Montenegro were selected to be subjects in this study. The sources used for the ana...
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Background: Sports and recreational tourism are forms of tourism that imply active involvement of tourists in various sports activities during their vacation, and it can be said that the main motive of such a vacation is a sport. Objectives: This research aimed to determine the relationship between sports and recreational activities and tourist sat...
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe anthropometric characteristics and body composition of basketball players from two competitive levels, elite and sub-elite as well as to make a comparison between them. Material: Fifty-seven male subjects were enrolled in this study, divided into three groups: fourteen elite basketball players, twe...
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PURPOSE: This study aimed to test the influence of destination image and event quality on athletes' intentions for repeated destination visit with the mediation role of destination quality. METHODS: The study included N=350 elite sambo athletes from World Sambo Championships, Novi Sad, Serbia (2017-2018). Destination image was measured with two dim...
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Body-mass index (BMI) has increased steadily in most countries in parallel with a rise in the proportion of the population who live in cities1,2. This has led to a widely reported view that urbanization is one of the most important drivers of the global rise in obesity3–6. Here we use 2,009 population-based studies, with measurements of height and...
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The purpose of this research is to determine a regression equation for estimation of stature from sitting height measurements. This research was carried out on 1623 subjects (830 male and 793 female) among the population of Kosovan adolescents. The stature and sitting height measurements were taken according to the ISAK protocol, and the data were...
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The aim of this anthropometric survey was to map regional differences in height and body proportions in eight counties adjacent to the Adriatic coast of Croatia. Body height was measured in 1,803 males and 782 females aged 17-20 years at 66 schools in 23 towns. When corrected for population size in regions, mean male height is 182.6 cm in all eight...
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Introduction: The goal of this study was to describe the physical activity pro le of young males living in Montenegro. Methods: The data was collected from 376 randomly selected older Montenegrin males, aged between 18 and 32 years of age (average age: 21.83±2.68). The International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ), self-administered long for...
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Th e purpose of the present study was to investigate the eff ects of exponential and linear tapering protocols on the distance covered according to playing positions among junior elite soccer players. One-hundred and fi ft y-eight junior elite soccer players (mean age: 17.07±0.79 years; mean height: 177.85±6.64 cm; mean weight: 71.27±7.96 kg; mean...
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Background It has been stated that long-term participation in sport training can influence the motor asymmetry of the arms with a decreased interlimb difference. However, whether this pattern is observable in different sports and with different variables, like perceptual performance, still needs to be tested. Therefore, we investigated if long-term...
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The research question in this paper was set in order to answer the question of who is playing for the national football team of Montenegro, whether "modern Montenegrins" or "ethnic Montenegrins", that is, to try to explain in a practical way how the inhabitants of Montenegro should experience the nation, and how ethnicity. By analysing the current...
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