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International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

Impact Factor: RJIF 5.43

ISSN: 2456-0057

International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
A comparative study of selected physical fitness characteristics among rural and urban area secondary school sportsmen of Punjab
Author(s): Ajay Pal
Abstract:
The objective of the study was to compare the selected physical fitness variables namely arm and shoulder strength, abdominal strength and coordinative ability among rural and urban area male senior secondary school sportsmen. To conduct the study a sample of 240 sportsmen comprising of 120 female sportsmen each studying in senior secondary schools of rural and urban areas of district Patiala was taken. It was hypothesized that there would be no significant difference between the sportsmen of rural and urban areas on the selected traits. Data was collected using the following equipments: a parallel bar, a mat for each subject, two wooden blocks of size 2”x 2”x4”, measuring tape, marking powder, wooden clapper and electronic stopwatch. Mean, standard deviation and t-test were used as statistical tools used to analyze the data statistically. The level of significance was set at 0.05 level. The results of the study exhibited that the urban area sportsmen exhibited better abdominal strength whereas on arm and shoulder strength and coordinative ability both the rural and urban area sportsmen revealed similar fitness physical fitness status. Thus, the null hypothesis was partially rejected and partially accepted.
Pages: 2225-2227  |  27 Views  1 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ajay Pal. A comparative study of selected physical fitness characteristics among rural and urban area secondary school sportsmen of Punjab. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):2225-2227.
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