ATTITUDE TOWARDS PHYSICAL EDUCATION BETWEEN UNDERWEIGHT AND NORMAL ADOLESCENTS
Mr. Ananda M. S. and Dr. Appanna M. Gasti
The purpose of the present investigation was to examine the differences in attitude towards physical education between underweight and normal adolescents attending Government and Aided schools of Karnataka. Eight hundred Male and female students attending government and aided high schools in the state of Karnataka during 2021-22 were selected as subjects for the present study. Subjects from two educational regions of Karnataka i,e Bangalore and Mysore were included in the study. An attitudinal scale was specifically constructed for assessing the attitude of high school students towards physical activity and sports in particular and Physical Education in general. Body Mass Index was calculated using the Formula Weight in Kilograms divided by Height in meters2. Height and weight were measured through standard procedure. Mean, Standard Deviation and ‘t’ test for independent samples were used in the present investigation. Under-weight Girls were significantly better in Attitude towards Physical Education scores as compared to Healthy Girls in Government schools. Under-weight Girls were significantly better in Attitude towards Physical Education scores as compared to Healthy Girls in both type of schools wholly.
Keywords: Attitude, Physical education, Underweight, Healthy, Body Mass Index and Scale.
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