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Comparison of Health Related Physical Fitness Variables and Psychomotor Ability between Rural and Urban School Going Children


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Page : 105-108

Keywords : Health related physical fitness; reaction ability; Rural; Urban;

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The purpose of the study was to compare the Health related physical fitness variables and psychomotor ability between rural and urban school going children. One thousand students age ranging from 17 to 30 years were selected as subjects for the study of which five hundred were Tribal and the remaining five hundred were Non-tribal School going from different schools of North 24 Parganas District, West Bengal. The subjects were tested in their respective school ground for continuously five days. The criterion measures included under Health related physical fitness directly related to improvement of health are 1) Sit and Reach test to measure lower back flexibility and was, 2) Body Fat Monitor, an electronic device manufactured by Omron model no. HBF 306 to measure Body fat percentage, 3) Aerobic /cardiovascular function was measured by the 1.5 mile run test, 4) Abdominal muscular strength and endurance was used measured by Partial Curl Ups and 5) Upper body muscular strength and endurance was measured by Right Angle Push-Ups.To measure the Psychomotor ability, reaction ability was considered and was measured by Nelson Hand Reaction Test. For the purpose of Comparison of Health related physical fitness variables and Psychomotor ability between Rural And Urban School going children, Student?s ?t? ratio statistical technique was used (SPSS Version 18) to analyse the data. The level of significance was set at p

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