Volume : 7, Issue : 3, MAR 2021

A SURVEY OF HEALTH-RELATED PHYSICAL FITNESS AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN OF MAHARASHTRA

LADALESAHEB ALLISAHEB MOMIN

Abstract

The problem of the present research was entitled as Health Related Physical Fitness among School Children of Maharashtra. To examine the health related physical fitness between boys of private school of urban and rural region. To scrutinize the health related physical fitness between government school boys of urban and rural region. To find out the health related physical fitness between boys of government school and boys of private school of rural region. To explore the health related physical fitness between government school boys and private school boys of urban areas. To find out health related physical fitness among various age groups of rural government school boys. To explore health related physical fitness among various age groups of rural private school boys. To explore the health related physical fitness among various age groups of urban government school boys. To scrutinize the health related physical fitness among various age groups of urban private school boys.

Based on different research findings, professional’s opinion and researcher’s own understanding of the problem, following hypotheses were formulated:  It was speculated that there would be no significant difference in health related physical fitness between private school boys of urban and rural areas. It was hypothesized that there would be no significant difference in health related physical fitness between government school boys of urban and rural areas. It was conjectures that there would be no significant variation in health related physical fitness government school boys and private school boys of rural areas. It was surmises that there would be no significant variation in health related physical fitness between government school boys and private school boys of urban areas. It was hypothesized that there would be no significant variation in health related physical fitness among different age group of rural government school boys. It was speculated that there would be no significant variation in health related physical fitness among different age group of rural private school boys. It was surmises that there would beno significant variation in health related physical fitness among different age group of urban government school boys. It was conjectures that there would be no significant variation in health related physical fitness among different age group of urban private school boys.

The study was confirmed to the 2000 school boys of Maharashtra. The age of all subjects was ranged from 13 to 17 years. The study was delimited to the following types of schools. a. Government School (Rural and Urban) b. Private School (Rural and Urban)  The study was delimited to four districts of Maharashtra namely Pune, Solapur, Ahemadnagar, Satara and Sangli. The study was delimited to the following selected Health Related Physical Fitness variables: cardiovascular fitness, body composition (body fat percentage), abdominal muscular strength, Flexibility. The result of the study will suggest the quality of being significant and the influence of the study on the mass of the society such as sports scientists, physical education teachers, players and coaches in the following way.

It was a survey type study focused on to scrutinize the health related physical fitness among school children of Maharashtra. The subjects for this study were from the state of Maharashtra. The simple random sampling was used in the study. A total number of Two Thousand (2000) subjects were selected from the Rural and Urban part of Maharashtra. Moreover, subjects were also selected from different schools (Private and Government) of Maharashtra. These 2000 students of both the groups were further divided into four groups (125 in each group) according to their respective age groups i.e. 13 to 14, 14 to 15, 15 to 16 and 16 to 17 years. Based on literary evidence, correspondence with the expert and the scholar’s own understanding the following variables were selected for this study. Health Related Physical Fitness: The four components of Health-related physical fitness that are commonly evaluated include: 1. Cardiovascular fitness. 2. Body composition (Body fat percentage). 3. Abdominal muscular strength and endurance. 4. Flexibility.

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