Relationship between Somatotyping and Wellbeing of Special Home Female Adolescent Students

Relationship between Somatotyping and Wellbeing of Special Home Female Adolescent Students

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to find out the relationship between somatotyping and wellbeing of the female adolescent students who are living in a special home. For the present study, researcher has selected 50 female adolescent students from Govindo Home Panihati, West Bengal. The random sampling technique was used for the selection of the sample. Age, Height and weight were taken as personal details and different body measurements were considered for the assessment of somatotype components (namely endomorph, mesomorph and ectomorph). Well-Being Index was used for the measurement of psychological state of the subjects. All the data were recorded in form of digital score and then it was statistically analyzed in order to get the results and to draw conclusions. The two descriptive statistics namely Mean and SD were used. Pearson Coefficient of correlation was used to measure the degree of relationship at 0.05 level of significance. According to somatotyping assessment the overall categories of the selected samples belong to Endomorphic ectomorph category. It was also evident from the results that the female adolescent students living in special home poses Extreme level of well-being. It was apparent from the present study that the well-being has significant negative relationship with endomorphic characteristics as calculated ‘r’ i.e. -0.281 was greater than the tabulated value which is 0.279. In this regard the study also confirmed that the well-being has positive relation with endomrph and ectomorph body type, although it was proved statistically insignificant.

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