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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 2
An assessment of University student’s attitude towards leisure time physical activity
Author(s): Gurmeet Singh, Shubhang Negi and Jaswinder Kaur
Abstract:
Background: The aim of this study was to examine the attitudes level towards leisure activities of Panjab university campus students .In this fast changing and moving tech-world things have changed drastically, complete lifestyle of people got into effect, especially the young generation which is more vulnerable to these technical stuffs, because they understand technology easily and things comes handy to them. Change is necessary but not at the cost of human health. For recreational purposes, people have switch to mobile and PC from playing outside in ground. This study is for figuring out what is the attitude of Panjab university campus students towards recreational leisure time physical activities as they are young and like to get more affected.
Methods: A survey of 300 students (150 male and 150 female), aged 19-27 years, were randomly chosen from the Panjab university campus, Chandigarh. Students were asked to fill out Godin leisure time exercise questionnaire that included their leisure time physical activity routine of a week. Statically analysis was performed by using the SPSS software.
Results: It was found that Panjab university campus students (Male) are involved more in moderate and strenuous physical exercises which revealed that they have positive attitude towards leisure time physical activity. It was also found that female students Panjab university campus are involved more in mild exercise that shows they have slight positive attitude towards leisure time physical activity.
Conclusion: The result showed that male students of Panjab university campus have a moderately positive attitude towards leisure time physical activity (M=57.05, SD=37.41). The result also show that the female students of Panjab university campus have moderately positive attitude towards leisure time activity (M=37.58, SD=33.32). It was concluded that male students of Panjab university campus have a higher interest towards leisure time physical activity.
Pages: 1223-1226  |  177 Views  14 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Gurmeet Singh, Shubhang Negi, Jaswinder Kaur. An assessment of University student’s attitude towards leisure time physical activity. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):1223-1226.
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