International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences Vol. 9(4), pp. 615 - 621
DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.090402
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The Effect of Physical Fitness on Body Fat


Asep Prabowo *, Resty Gustiawati , Dian Pujianto , Eka Purnama Indah , Palmizal Abu Hanifah , Sahabuddin
Physical Education and Sports, Graduate School of Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to determine the effects of physical fitness on body fat. Research methods: The researcher implemented causal studies and path analysis testing Causal studies, aiming to determine whether the independent variable or dependent variable affected the outcome. In causal studies, the cause is considered as the independent variable, while the effect is the dependent variable. 14 respondents were selected by purposive sampling. Harvard step test was used in order to measure the physical fitness, and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) was used in order to measure the body fat. The findings of this study are the path coefficient value of the physical fitness on body fat is -0.212, while the value of t-count is -2.468. Therefore, the value of t-count is smaller than t-table, while the degree of freedom = 9 and α = 0.05, such as -2.26, and the probability value of Sig. (0.036) < significant level (0.05). In other words, physical fitness significantly has direct negative effect on body fat. In conclusion, physical fitness has a significant and direct negative effect on body fat. Even when the athlete's physical fitness is better, it does not guarantee his body fat is also good.

KEYWORDS
Physical Fitness, Body Fat

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Asep Prabowo , Resty Gustiawati , Dian Pujianto , Eka Purnama Indah , Palmizal Abu Hanifah , Sahabuddin , "The Effect of Physical Fitness on Body Fat," International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 615 - 621, 2021. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.090402.

(b). APA Format:
Asep Prabowo , Resty Gustiawati , Dian Pujianto , Eka Purnama Indah , Palmizal Abu Hanifah , Sahabuddin (2021). The Effect of Physical Fitness on Body Fat. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, 9(4), 615 - 621. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.090402.