2017, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Comparison of physical fitness abilities of rural and urban school students
Author(s): Dr. Khushal Jagtrao Alaspure
The purpose of this investigation was to compare the physical fitness abilities of rural and urban school students. Forty boys students were (N = 40) randomly selected as subjects and their age were ranged between 13 and 16 years. The subjects were selected by using simple random sampling method. Among these forty subjects twenty (N = 20) were rural area and the remaining twenty (N = 20) were from urban area school going students. For the purpose of the study fitness variables were considered for this study as abdominal endurance, agility and flexibility. It was measured by using the standard test items of sit-ups, shuttle run and sit-and reach test. The collected data were analyzed by using the statistical tool of independent ‘t’ test. The result of the study revealed that, there was a significant difference on selected fitness variables of abdominal endurance and agility between the rural and urban area school students of Amravati district in Maharashtra state and insignificant difference in flexibility. The basic fitness levels of rural area school students were better than the urban area school students.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Khushal Jagtrao Alaspure. Comparison of physical fitness abilities of rural and urban school students. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2017; 2(2): 778-780.