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Original Research Article

Year: 2016 | Month: June | Volume: 3 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 43-46

Developmental Perspective of Endurance Ability among School- Going Boys and Girls: A Comparative Analysis

Pintu Sil

Assistant Professor, State Institute of Physical Education for Women, Hastings House, Alipore, Kolkata.


The studies of development of different motor abilities in childhood and adolescence are one of the important areas in physical education. Present study concerned with the comparison of developmental pattern of endurance ability between 10-15 years school-going boys and girls. Total 272 school going boys and girls were selected randomly as subject for the present study. Among them 192 were boys and 80 were girls. Two independent group designs were used for the present study. Endurance was the criterion measure of the present study. 9 min run and walk was used to measure the endurance ability. Mean and SD were computed and t-test was conducted to find out statistical significance of the differences between means. Results revealed that, boys were always far ahead in endurance ability than the girls from 10 to 15 years of age span. Endurance increased as the age of the boys increased from 10 to 15 years continuously but the rate of development was different for different age group. Result also revealed that girls have highest endurance level at 11 years of age after that their endurance decreased as the age increased up to the 15 years.  This unusual fact cannot be explained by physiology but that might be due to the psychological makeup of the girls usually they have during this age.

Key words: Developmental comparison, Endurance ability, School-going boys and girls.

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