A Normative Study on Aahper Youth Fitness Test Items For Boys of Government Senior Secondary Schools of U.P. |
Today, we live in anautomated society. Most of the activities that used to require strenuousphysical exertion can be accomplished by machines with the simple pull ofhandle or push of a button. The groceries do not even have to be carried outany more. A store employee willingly takes them out in a cart and places themin the vehicle. During a visit to a multi-level shopping mall, nearly everyonechooses to ride the escalators instead of taking the stairs. Automobiles,elevators, escalators, mobile phones, intercoms, remote controls, electric garagedoor openers-all are part and parcel of modern-day life that minimizes theamount of movement and effort required for the human body. We do not have anylocal parameter of fitness evaluation for young students at school level,especially in government sector. It makes physical education professionalshandicap, when it comes to selection of teams and conducting trainingprogramms. Keeping this in view the investigator planned this study forthat1596 boys studying in XI and XII standard in government senior secondaryschools of Lucknow region were selected randomly as subjects. The age of thesubjects were ranged between 16-18 years.The investigator has chosen AAHPERYouth Physical Fitness Test Battery for the present study. The test batteryincludes the 6 items:- 1) Chin ups/Flexed Arm Hang., (2) Bend Knee Sit ups, (3) Shuttle Run (4)Standing Broad Jump, (5) 50mt dash, (6) 600mt run/walk. For preparing hullscale the mean and standard deviation for different test items of AAHPER YouthPhysical Fitness Test was calculated and the hull scale was constructed bylocating its zero point 3.5 standard deviation below the mean and its 100thpoint 3.5 above the mean, distributing scores uniformly between theexpressed decile values in the test items in which scores are recorded innormal values.