Volume 18, No. 6, 2021

Comparison Of Physical Fitness Components Of Government And Private Schools’ Students

Yasir Iqbal Waraich , Yasmeen Iqbal , Shahzaman Khan


A substantial number of children in Pakistan are school going, either in private or government schools. These schools cater population from varying family backgrounds, status and lifestyles and hence have varying levels of physical fitness. However, the government, school administrations or stakeholders do not have directive strategies to monitor their physical activity in terms of their achievements. The present study was conducted with an aim to compare the components (speed, endurance, flexibility, balance) of physical fitness of government and private schools’ children. Cross sectional study design was used for time span of 18 months. The study was conducted on male children (n=304, 152 each from private and government schools) located within/outskirts of the main city of Sargodha, Pakistan. Total ten schools (5 each from private and government sector) were earmarked and registered in the study. Convenience sampling technique was used. Children between the ages of 9-11 years, Children in primary level of education and children which are the residents of Sargodha were included in the study. There were statistically significant differences between 20-meter speed test, flexibility sit and reach test and aerobic endurance 6-minute run test of Private and Government schools’ students but there were no statistically (p=0.089) significant differences between Flaming balance of Private and government school’s student. Finally, it was concluded that the components of physical fitness of government school children is better than the private schools’ children.

Pages: 8153-8162

Keywords: Physical fitness, Speed, Endurance, Flexibility, Balance, School sector

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