International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences Vol. 12(1), pp. 229 - 237
DOI: 10.13189/saj.2024.120124
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The Relationship between Physical Activity and Physical Fitness of Elementary School Students


Imran Akhmad 1,*, Suharjo 2, Amirsyah Putra Lubis 3, Muhammad Reza Destya 4, Nurkadri 1, Sulaiman Helmi 5, Bayu Hardiyono 6, Muslimin 6, Aprizal Fikri 7
1 Department of Sports Coaching Education, Faculty of Sports Science, Universitas Negeri Medan, Indonesia
2 Department of Physical Education, Health and Recreation, Faculty of Sports Science, Universitas Negeri Medan, Indonesia
3 Department of Sports Science, Faculty of Sports Science, Universitas Negeri Medan, Indonesia
4 Department of Sports Science, Bina Guna Medan Sports and Health College, Indonesia
5 Department of Magister Management, Universitas Bina Darma, Indonesia
6 Department of Sport Education, Faculty Social Humaniora, Universitas Bina Darma, Indonesia
7 Department of Magister Physical Education, Universitas Bina Darma, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

The aim of this research was to determine the effect of physical activity on the physical fitness of elementary school students. The sample in this research was elementary school students in the city of Medan with a total of 60 students. This type of research uses correlational variables with physical activity and physical fitness. The results of the research show that there is a significant correlation between physical activity variables and physical fitness, and the correlation coefficient is 0.234 with a (p) value of 0.043, which means that the significant relationship between physical activity and students' physical fitness is acceptable. The correlation results above obtained a determinant coefficient value of 0.059. The result to find out the percentage of the relationship between these two variables is 0.070 x 100 = 7%. So, 7% of students' physical fitness, which is influenced by physical activity and 93% is influenced by other factors. The conclusion in this study is that the results of data analysis prove that there is a significant correlation between physical activity and students' physical fitness, physical activity has a low relationship to physical fitness and the direction of the relationship is linear.

KEYWORDS
Physical Activity, Improving Physical Fitness, Elementary School

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Imran Akhmad , Suharjo , Amirsyah Putra Lubis , Muhammad Reza Destya , Nurkadri , Sulaiman Helmi , Bayu Hardiyono , Muslimin , Aprizal Fikri , "The Relationship between Physical Activity and Physical Fitness of Elementary School Students," International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 229 - 237, 2024. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2024.120124.

(b). APA Format:
Imran Akhmad , Suharjo , Amirsyah Putra Lubis , Muhammad Reza Destya , Nurkadri , Sulaiman Helmi , Bayu Hardiyono , Muslimin , Aprizal Fikri (2024). The Relationship between Physical Activity and Physical Fitness of Elementary School Students. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, 12(1), 229 - 237. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2024.120124.