DOI Prefix : 10.9780 | Journal DOI : 10.9780/22307850
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Volume : III, Issue : X, November - 2013

Health Related Physical Fitness Among Adolescence School Boys Of Puducherry

M. Ramajayam And V. Gopinath

DOI : 10.9780/22307850, Published By : Laxmi Book Publication

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Socio economic transformation over the previous decade may have created a less active life style and a decline in fitness among world wise children and adolescents. The aim of this study was to analysis the health related physical fitness among adolescents school boys of Puducherry. The sampling procedure used in this study large distribution of random population. To achieve this purpose the health related physical fitness of different age group 13, 14, 15 and 16 yrs school going boys of Puducherry in a total (N=3000),various districts (Puducherry, Karikkal, Mahe, Yanam age group (n-750) subjects were selected by convenience sampling method. At the school level health related physical fitness is one of the major problems among the pupil. The selected criterion variables are Muscular Strength (push ups), Muscular Endurance (sit-ups), Cardio Respiratory Endurance (Tuttle Pulse Ratio test), Percent Body Fat (skin fold technique) and Flexibility (sit and reach test ),are measurable components of health related physical fitness. The data were analyzed by One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), to find out whether there was any significant difference on health related physical fitness among the different age groups. The level of significance was fixed at 0.05, if they obtained 'F' ratio is significant, scheffe's post hoc test was applied to find out the means difference. The result clearly indicates that a significant difference lies among the four age group of school boys on all health related physical fitness variables. Health related physical fitness variables muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardio respiratory endurance and flexibility are significantly increasing they age advances performance also increased. Rest of percent body fat fluctuations, 14 yrs and 15 yrs decreased. 16 yrs schools boys increasing the fat due to less physical activities and concentrate the studies.

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M. Ramajayam And V. Gopinath, (2013). Health Related Physical Fitness Among Adolescence School Boys Of Puducherry. Indian Streams Research Journal, Vol. III, Issue. X, DOI : 10.9780/22307850,

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