International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Experimental Result Paper | Sports and Fitness | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023


Effects of Twelve Week Aerobic Dance and Pranayama on Selected Motor Fitness and Psychological Variables of Teacher Education Trainees

Dr. A. Telma Priya


Abstract: The purpose of the study was to find out the effects of twelve week aerobic dance and pranayama on selected motor fitness and psychological variables of teacher education trainees. To fulfill the purpose of the study, sixty teacher education trainees from Thiagarajar College of Preceptors, Teppakulam, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India were selected as subjects and their age ranged between 21 and 23 years. They were divided into three equal groups of each twenty subjects. It was conducted by aerobic dance training and pranayama each namely aerobic dance training group, pranayama training group and control group. The group I aerobic dance group, group II pranayama training group underwent training for three days per week for twelve weeks and group III acted as control, who did not underwent any special training programme apart from their regular day today teacher education curriculum. The following motor fitness and psychological variables namely flexibility and anxiety were selected as criterion variables. The flexibility was assessed by scores in centimeters and anxiety was assessed by scores in numbers. All the subjects of three groups were tested on selected criterion variables at prior to and immediately after the training programme as pre and post test selection. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to find out the significant difference if any, among the groups on each selected criterion variables separately. In all the cases 0.05 level of confidence was fixed to test the significance, which was considered as appropriate. The results of the study revealed that there was a significant difference between aerobic dance training group, pranayama training group and control group on selected criterion variables such as flexibility and anxiety and there was an improvement as per selected criterion variables namely flexibility and anxiety with respect to aerobic dance training and pranayama training.


Keywords: Aerobic dance training, pranayama and psychological variables


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,


Pages: 2137 - 2140


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