2017, Vol. 2 Issue 1, Part B
Comparison on select of kinanthropometric, physical fitness and physiological variables between urban and rural girls
AUTHOR(S): Dr. RS Sindhu
The purpose of the study was to compare the kinanthropometric, physical fitness and physiological variables between urban and rural girls. In this study statistical population included 80 selected subjects from Govt. Higher Secondary Schools of Kollam District, Kerala for this study. Forty urban and forty rural school going girls were taken as the subjects, only those subjects, who are non – players, were selected as subjects. The necessary data was collected through the administration of standardized instruments for the measurement of chosen variables. The following components of Kinanthropomertic, Physiological, and physical fitness were selected for the present study such as Height, Weight, Blood pressure, Pulse rate, Speed, Flexibility and Agility. The height was measured in Centimeters by Anthropometric Rod. The weight was measured in nearest kilograms by Weighing Machine, the blood pressure was measured in mm Hg Automatic Digital Blood Pressure Monitor. Resting pulse rate was measured by pulse oximeter. The speed was measured in seconds with the help of 50 Meter Sprint. The agility was measured in seconds with the help of Shuttle Run. The flexibility was measured in floor touch test. The data was analyzed and compared with the help of statistical procedure in which arithmetic mean, standard error mean, standard deviation and t- test were used to compare the data. The analysis of data revealed significant difference and insignificant differences among urban and rural school going girls on Kinanthropometric, Physiological, and Physical fitness variables. The result of ‘t’ value indicated insignificant difference in Blood pressure (Diastolic and systolic), Resting pulse rate, Weight, and Agility of urban and rural school going girls when urban girls performed better than their counterparts. The results strongly confirm that, significant differences were observed between urban and rural school going girls for their height, speed and flexibility. This indicated that regular vigorous activity produces physical fitness improvements as in countryside area an active life style is observed on a relatively high level of physical and physiological functioning is retained as compared to the rural residents. With reference to physiological components urban girls are better than rural girls. The reason for this is more likely related to the fact that urban population have more money and we all know that one who belong to rich family Activities performed by urban residents such as walking, lifting etc. are good examples, which becomes a deciding factors where rural residents are lacking. Same in the components such as height and weight, the urban girls’ residents are found better than rural girls mainly because of their life style.
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Dr. RS Sindhu. Comparison on select of kinanthropometric, physical fitness and physiological variables between urban and rural girls. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2017;2(1):129-131.