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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2020, Volume: 13, Issue: 45, Pages: 4513-4520

Original Article

Healthy living aspect in urban and rural school children through physical education learning

Received Date:02 November 2020, Accepted Date:07 December 2020, Published Date:17 December 2020


Objectives: The study evaluates and compares the level of understanding of Healthy Living Aspect among the school-children residing in urban and rural areas, as an outcome of secondary-level physical education. Methods: For the study, 400 children (200 from rural areas and 200 from urban areas) studying in standard IX & X were selected to participate in the study. The standardized questionnaire of healthy living was used as a tool for the study. The quantitative data collected from the questionnaire were then analyzed and interpreted using the inferential t-test with a significance of p<0.05 standard deviation and mean, in accordance with the accomplishment analysis. Findings: The results of the study revealed that the urban children had a significantly better understanding of Healthy living than Rural with a performance of 17.512.17 and 15.972.28 respectively (t = 6.89, p<0.05). Further details of the test revealed that in Personal Health (t = 6.27, p<0.05), rural children had a significantly better performance with mean scores (6.66) as compared to urban children with mean scores (5.86), In Environmental Health (t = 13.35, p<0.05) and in Family Health (t = 5.98, p<0.05), urban students had significantly better performance with mean scores (5.93) & (5.72) respectively, as compared to rural children with mean scores (4.31) and (5.00) in Environmental Health and Family Health. In conclusion, it is evident from the results that place of residence had an impact on the understanding of Healthy living Aspect of Physical Education Subject. Also, the way of life, activity levels, food habits, and the facilities available, the day to day experiences and responsibilities to carry out play a significant role in the differences among children from different settings. Novelty: This questionnaire will help the physical educators to assess the students’ understanding regarding the healthy living aspect and plan their strategy or teaching pedagogy regarding health education through physical education.

Keywords: Children; healthy living; lifestyle; rural; urban


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© 2020 Pandey & Sharma.This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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