"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"
2016, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part D
A study of the relationship between physical fitness and health profile to academic achievementAuthor(s):
Didi Sunadi, Andreanus Andaja Soemardji, Tommy Apriantono, Komar Ruslan WirasutisnaAbstract: Introduction:
Sports education is not only beneficial for physical health but also has a proven positive effect on academic achievement.
Objective:Pages: 213-218 | 1030 Views 51 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
This study aims to determine the relationship between fitness and health profiles, and academic achievement of ITB students.
Methods: The study subjects were ITB students of the Matriculation Stage. Their fitness was assessed using a 2.4 km run-test, the health profile using a National Wellness Institute questionnaire, and the learning achievement scores taken from the end of the semester GPA. The relationship between the variables was analysed using descriptive statistics.
Result: Students who participated in a sports course during a semester, and those with better fitness levels achieved better GPAs at the end of the semester. The students’ fitness levels, body mass index (BMI), leg strength, and health profile influenced their GPA. Furthermore, for both the first and second semester students, their body mass index, leg strength, and health profiles influenced their fitness levels.
Conclusions: Students with better fitness levels and health profiles showed better academic achievementrnthan those with weaker physical health.
How to cite this article:
Didi Sunadi, Andreanus Andaja Soemardji, Tommy Apriantono, Komar Ruslan Wirasutisna. A study of the relationship between physical fitness and health profile to academic achievement. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(1):213-218.