IMPACT OF YOGIC PRACTICE ON ADJUSTMENT BEHAVIOUR OF SCHOOL CHILDREN
Keywords:yogic practice, adjustment behavior, Asanas, Pranayama, Upper primary
The purpose of the study was to find out the influence of yogic practice on adjustment behavior of school children studied in upper primary classes. The study was formulated as a true random group design, consisting of a pre-test, post-test and retention-test. Forty children from upper primary school were selected randomly as sample for this study. Their ages ranged from 11 to 14 years. The subjects were divided into two equal groups of twenty each. Pre-test was conducted for all the subjects on adjustment behavior. On the basis of the pre test score the investigator divided two equated groups as control and experimental group. This initial test scores formed as pre-test scores of the subjects. Experimental Group was exposed to yogic practice and Control Group was not exposed to any experimental training. The duration of experimental period was 12 weeks. After the experimental treatment, experimental group and control group were tested on their adjustment behavior. This test scores formed as post-test scores of the experimental group subjects. Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) is used to find out the significant difference between yogic practice group, and control group on adjustment behavior. In all cases 0.05 level of significance was fixed to test hypotheses.It is concluded that the children participated in the yogic practice have enhanced their adjustment behavior than counterparts who have not participated in the yogic practice.
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