Original Research Article
Year: 2015 | Month: October | Volume: 2 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 607-609
Study of 2D:4D as an Indicator to Aerobic Fitness among Young Adult Female
Pintu SilAssistant Professor, State Institute of Physical Education for Women, Hastings House, Alipore, Kolkata, India.
The 2D:4D is the ratio of the lengths of different digits or fingers typically measured from the midpoint of bottom crease where the finger joins the hand to the tip of the finger. Purpose of the present study was to study the relationship of digit ratio (2D:4D) with Aerobic fitness among young adult women. A total of 50 female college students having the age of 21 to 30 years were selected randomly as subjects for the present study. Height and weight, Length of index finger (2D) and ring finger (4D), and Aerobic fitness were the criterion in this study. Standard tools and test were used for the measurement. Mean and standard deviation (SD) have been considered for descriptive statistics and correlation coefficient (r) was calculated by Person Product Moment method. Only 0.05 levels has considered for the present study. All statistical calculations have been done by using standard statistical software. Results revealed that coefficient of correlation between 2D:4D with aerobic fitness for female (r= -0.205) was not significant statistically (p<0.05). From the above findings it was concluded that the 2D:4D was not sufficient to be used as a good indicator of aerobic fitness in young adult women.
Key words: 2D:4D (Digit Ratio), Indicator, Aerobic fitness, Young adult women.