A Comparative Study on Selected Physical Fitness Components between Deaf & Dumb and Normal School Boys of West Bengal
Objective: The objective of the study was to compare the selected physical fitness components between the Deaf & Dumb and Normal school boys of west Bengal.
Methodology: For the purpose of the study forty two (N=42)) subjects were randomly chosen of which twenty two were deaf and dumb boys (n1=22) and twenty were normal school boys (n2=20). The age of the children ranged from 12 to 20 years. They were selected from three separate districts of West Bengal - Kolkata, Burdwan and Hooghly. The five different physical fitness components i.e. Speed, Agility, Muscular endurance, Flexibility and Explosive leg strength were considered as variables for the present study. The data were collected by using standard tools and techniques.
Statistics: Mean, standard deviation (SD) and independent t- test were the statistics used in this study for data interpretation. Level of significant difference between two groups was set at p<0.05. For statistical calculations Excel Spread Sheet of windows version 7 was used
Results: Result of present study revealed that in Speed, Agility and Muscular Endurance no significant difference exists between the Normal and Deaf & Dumb Boys. But in Flexibility & Explosive leg strength significant difference exist between the Normal and Deaf & Dumb Boys.
Conclusion: It can be concluded from the results of the study that in flexibility the normal boys are better than the deaf and dumb boys but the Explosive leg strength of the Deaf & Dumb Boys are better than the normal boys.