The term ‘Gymnastics’ derived from Greek word meaning ‘to exercise naked’. Gymnastics develop various components of mental fitness. Actually Gymnastics make a man complete- physically as well as mentally. Attitude and self-concept are complex component of mind and these component may develop through gymnastic activities.
Methods: One hundred (N=100) school girls of Howrah District, West Bengal were selected at randomly as subjects for the present study. The age limit of the subjects was 10-12 years. All the subjects were divided in to two equal groups such as Gr. G and Gr. C. Gr. G was experimental group who were practiced gymnastics activities and Gr. C was control group. Initially School Attitude Inventory scale and Self-concept Inventory scale were employed to all the subjects of both the groups and thereafter specific gymnastic activities were given to Gr. G for three days in a week and continued one year and finally the subjects were retested on criterion measures. The data were analyzed by t-ratio to find out the effects of the treatment.
Results: The result of the study showed that the school attitude and self-concept were improved significantly among gymnastics group after one year gymnastic treatment but no significant improvement was shown among control group.
Conclusion: Significant improvement of school attitude and self-concept were observed by administering one year treatment of gymnastic activities among school going girls.