PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE AS AN INDICATOR OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND STRESS IN ADOLESCENT BOYS
Ramesh Naik K, Gajanana Prabhu B and Prakash S. M.
Physical activity has reduced drastically leading to hypokinetic disorders like obesity and associated problems in adolescents. Physical activity, sports and allied activities have tremendous social, cognitive, cultural and emotional values apart from enhancing physical fitness.Adolescence is a period of physical, psychological, emotional and personality change, which can lead to stress, and emotional and behavioral problems. The purpose of the study was to explore the relationship effect of physical performance on academic achievement, emotional intelligence and educational stress among adolescent boys of Karnataka. To achieve the purpose of the study necessary data was collected from 597 subjects of studying in ninth standard in Karnataka during 2016-17.Hand grip strength was used as a proxy for physical performance among school students. Standardized paper pencil tests were used to assess academic achievement, emotional intelligence, and educational stress. Apart from descriptive statistics Pearson product moment correlation coefficient was calculated using SPSS. Findings reveal a weak positive linear relationship between handgrip strength and emotional intelligence in rural boys; handgrip strength and academic achievement in urban boys; handgrip strength and academic achievement in English medium boys; handgrip strength and academic achievement in adolescent boys.
Keywords: Adolescence, health, fitness, academic, emotions, stress, physical performance.
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