Comparison of motor fitness abilities of rural and urban school students
Author(s): Santhosh Kuriakose K, George Abraham
Abstract: The purpose of this investigation was to compare the motor fitness abilities of rural and urban school students. Thirty school going boys students were (n = 30) randomly selected as subjects and their age were ranged between 14 and 18 years. Among these thirty subjects fifteen (n = 15) were rural area and the remaining fifteen (n = 15) were from urban area school going students. For the purpose of the study motor fitness variables were considered for this study as flexibility and speed. It was measured by using the standard test items of sit-and reach test and 50m run test. The collected data were analyzed by using the statistical tool of independent ‘t’ test. The result of the study revealed that, there was a significant difference on selected motor fitness variables of flexibility and the seed between the rural and urban area high school students of Wayanad district in Kerala state. Moreover, we can say that the basic motor fitness level of rural area high school students were better than the urban area school students. The level of confidence was fixed as 0.05 in all cases.