Volume 9, Issue 1, Year 2020
Articles

EFFECT OF INVERTED YOGA PRACTICES AND BRAIN FITNESS EXERCISES ON EMPATHY OF COASTAL AREA SCHOOL STUDENTS

Sivaram T.C
Ph.D Scholar, Department of Physical Education and Health Sciences, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu 630003, India
Ananthi A
Professor and Head, Department of Physical Education and Health Sciences, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu 630003, India
Balasubramanian K
Senior Lecturer, DIET, Kalaiyarkoil, Sivagangai District, Tamil Nadu 630551, India

Published 2020-06-30

Keywords

  • Inverted Yogic Practices,
  • Brain Fitness,
  • Empathy,
  • Coastal,
  • School Students

How to Cite

T.C, S., A, A., & K, B. (2020). EFFECT OF INVERTED YOGA PRACTICES AND BRAIN FITNESS EXERCISES ON EMPATHY OF COASTAL AREA SCHOOL STUDENTS. International Journal of Physical Education, Health & Sports Sciences, 9(1), 57-62. Retrieved from https://pefijournal.org/index.php/ijpehss/article/view/11

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of inverted yoga practices and brain fitness exercises on empathy of coastal area school students. To achieve the purpose of the present study, sixty (n=60) coastal area school boys from St. Alphonsa Matriculation School, Nagarcoil, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India were selected at random as subjects and their age ranged from 14 to 17  years.  The  subjects  were divided into four equal groups of fifteen students each. Group I acted as Experimental Group I (Inverted Yogic Practices), Group II acted as Experimental Group II (Brain Fitness Exercises group), Group III acted as Experimental Group III (Combined training) and Group IV acted as Control Group. Pre test was conducted for all the subjects on empathy. The duration of experimental period was 12 weeks. After the experimental treatment, all sixty subjects were tested on empathy. This final test scores formed as post-test scores of the subjects. The pre test and post-test scores were subjected to statistical analysis using dependant ‘t’ test and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) to find out the significance among the mean differences. Whenever the ‘F’ ratio for adjusted test was found to be significant, scheffe’s post hoc test was used. In all cases 0.05 level of significance was fixed to test hypotheses.The combined training group had shown significant improvement in all the empathy than the inverted yoga practices,brain fitness exercises group and control group.

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