A STUDY OF ATTITUDE TOWARDS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OF DIFFERENT CASTES AND GENDER AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS
Mr. Milan Patra
The present study has been designed to investigate the differences in attitude towards physical activity of students of different casts in relation to their gender. The 200 students (50 non-scheduled caste boys and girls, 50 scheduled caste boys and girls) of 19 to 24 years of age were randomly selected as subjects. To collect the data; the ‘Physical Activity Attitude Scale’ (PAAS) constructed by Dr. G.P. Thakur and Manju Thakur in year 1978 was administered. Two way Analysis of variance’ (F-ratio) were used for statistical treatment of the data. The result of study indicated that the boys had more favourable attitude towards physical activity in comparison to the girls and non-scheduled caste students had more favourable attitude towards physical activity then the scheduled caste students. Further, attitudinal difference between boys and girls was found significant. Similarly, the difference between non-scheduled caste and scheduled caste students, and interaction between gender and caste were also found significant.
Keywords: Attitude, Physical Activity, Caste and Gender
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