Inculcating Resilience through Physical Activity among Children

  • P Sindhuja Manisha Kamini Department of Psychology, PSG College of Arts &Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Physical activity, Resilience, Psychological well-being, inculcating physical activity, Emotional well-being, Psychological activities


Background: Resilience can be articulated as a bounce back mechanism when encountered in adverse situations, whicha well-formed mind and healthy body could develop. Physical activity be the potent source for building healthy body and promoting overall wellbeing including psychological activities like resilience. Child’s mind and body are the classics for the mental and physical development. Inculcating resilience in the early days paves the way for better mental health Aim: To find out whether resilience can be inculcated through physical activity. Methods & Tools: 157 children between the age of 7 and 11 were selected included in the study by selecting through random sampling method. Tools used are Physical activity questionnaire (Kowalski, K., Crocker, P., & Donen, R.) and CYRM 12 (Dr. Michael Ungar). Results: The correlation value found as the relationship between physical activity and resilience is .974** which is significant at 0.01 level 2-tailed Conclusion: The study concludes that highly physically active children can be easily inculcated with resilience compared to less physically active children. In other words, physical activity and resilience is positively correlated among children.

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