Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2018)
Relationship of health related physical fitness with the achievement motivation of academic college students
Author(s): Keshab CH Gope
Abstract: The main purpose of the study was to determine the relationship in between the health related physical fitness and achievement motivation of the students belong to academic college. It was hypothesized that significant relationship would be in between Health Related Physical Fitness components and Achievement Motivation of academic college students. The present study was delimited to 250 subjects found who were selected from academic colleges of Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, West Bengal. The age of the subjects ranged between 18-25 years. The criterion measures of selected variables were muscular strength- (pull-ups in numbers), muscular endurance (bent-knee sit ups in numbers), cardio–respiratory endurance (600 yard run/walk in seconds), flexibility (sit and reach test in centimeter), weight (weighing machine in kilogram), body composition- (biceps, triceps, sub-scapular and supra iliac skinfold caliper in millimeters) and achievement motivation (V.P. Bhargava’s Achievement Motive Test (ACMT)). To describe the nature of data descriptive statistics was computed. To establish the relationship in between dependent (Health Related Physical Fitness) and independent variables (Achievement Motivation) Pearson’s Product Moment Co-efficient of Correlation statistical technique was employed separately for each selected variables. To test the hypothesis, the level of significance was kept at 0.05. Achievement motivation showed significantly positive relationship with Muscular Strength (r = 0.246), Muscular Endurance (r = 0.225), Flexibility (r = 0.311), Lean Body Weight (r = 0.214) and Composite Score of Health Related Physical Fitness (r = 0.419). Whereas insignificant relationships were found in between Cardio-vascular Endurance (r = 0.046), Fat Weight (r = 0.110) with achievement motivation Health Related Physical Fitness components show any significant relationship with achievement motivation.