2017, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Association between physical performances with academic achievement of female adolescent
Author(s): Ramesh Naik K, J Gnanabakthan and Gajanana Prabhu B
Regular participating in physical activity, sports and such allied activities has innumerable benefits during adolescents. Leisure time pursuits should be physically demanding and mentally soothing. Adolescence is important stage of life wherein an individual’s personality gets shaped. The child tries too hard to prove itself in the competitive world. Adolescence is a period of physical, psychological, emotional and personality change, which can lead to stress, and emotional and behavioral problems. The Indian adolescents are no exception to this. Parents and peer pressure has been too much for the adolescents to push themselves hard in academics. The overwhelming focus on educational endeavors is usually at the cost of leisure time pursuits. The research evidence suggests that there is a relationship between academic achievement and physical fitness. Further, it is well established that there is a strong association between physical performance and academic achievement. This paper is an attempt to explore the influence of physical performance on academic achievement. To achieve the purpose of the study necessary data was collected from 635 subjects of high schools in Karnataka during 2016-17. Hand grip strength was used as a proxy for physical performance among school students. Standardized paper pencil tests were used to assess academic achievement. Apart from descriptive statistics Pearson product moment correlation coefficient was calculated using SPSS. The findings are discussed in detail. On the basis of the results of the present study it has been concluded that there was significantly weak linear relationship of handgrip strength with academic achievement (positively) in adolescent girls of Karnataka.
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Ramesh Naik K, J Gnanabakthan, Gajanana Prabhu B. Association between physical performances with academic achievement of female adolescent. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(2):1021-1023.