DEVELOPING PSYCHO PHYSICAL TRAINI NG PROGRAM FOR POSITIVE BODY IMAGE AMONG COLLEGE YOUTH
Dr. Augustine George
The aim of the study was to develop a psycho physical training program for positive body image among youth. The subjects of the study were 200 college students of Kerala, comprising 100 boys and 100 girls in the age group of 18-22 years with a mean and SD of age 20.21+ 0.95 and 19.20+1.10 for boys and girls respectively. Body Image questionnaire by MarilouBruchon-Schweitzer (1987) was applied to assess the overall impression one has about his/her body. After conducting the pilot study, a final psycho physical training program was chalked out with one component of physical activity (Basketball play), Nuero linguistic programming (NLP – Resourceful) and progressive muscular relaxation (PMR). Pre test was conducted for all the subjects in selected questionnaire and the subjects were then divided into control and experimental group at random. Experimental group was exposed to this psycho physical training program for duration of three months with a planned schedule, whereas control group was not given any training. Mid test was conducted after duration of one and a half month and post test was conducted after duration of three months. The tests were conducted using the same questionnaire on both the groups. The statistical tools applied in the study were descriptive statistics, ANOVA, ANCOVA and paired t-test. It was found that experimental group showed significant changes in their body image. Further it was found that the boys have responded better to the training program than girls.
Keywords: Psycho physical training program, body image, NLP, PMR.
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