POWER RELATED COMPONENTS OF PHYSICAL FITNESS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS
The physical fitness trainings, accordingly, have been split into specific
aspects in order to attain endurance, coordination, flexibility, speed and
strength. Literature review clearly reveals that there is lack of data regarding
physical fitness levels in private and government school going children from
Pakistan. The present study was conducted with an aim to compare the powerrelated components (Standing broad jump, Push Ups, Sit Ups, and Hand Grip)
of physical fitness of government and private schools’ children. Cross
sectional study design was used, 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
private and 5 government) 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 Standing broad jump, Push Ups, Sit Ups, Hand
Grip of Private and Government schools’ students. Finally, it was concluded
that the power-related components of physical fitness of government school
children is better than the private schools’ children except hand grip test
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