International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences Vol. 12(1), pp. 238 - 245
DOI: 10.13189/saj.2024.120125
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Evaluating Physical Fitness Components for Secondary School Students in Jordan


Randa Saleh Jawarneh 1, Yaser Mohamed Alwreikat 2, Lubna Mahmoud Obeidat 3, Mohammad Omar AL-Momani 4,*
1 Department of Basic Sciences, Ajloun University College, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan
2 Directorate of Education, Ain Al-Basha District, Jordanian Ministry of Education, Jordan
3 Department of Basic Sciences, Irbid University College, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan
4 Department of Educational Sciences, Ajloun University College, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan

ABSTRACT

It is almost impossible for a person to enjoy good health without practicing a minimum of sports activity. The human body was not created to remain inactive. It needs a certain amount of physical activity so that it does not become atrophy and wither. Indeed, exercising regularly has beneficial effects on a person’s physical and mental condition, making him healthy and happy. There is no doubt that not exercising and following a sedentary lifestyle lead to negative effects on health, and therefore this study came, which aims to evaluate some elements of physical fitness among Secondary school students in Jordan by comparing these elements between males and females. To achieve the objectives of the study, an experimental approach was used, which includes a pre-and post-test that applied to a random sample (200 in total) of Secondary school students in Jordan, including (100) male students and (100) female students, in the first semester of the academic year (2022-2023). The study reached a set of results, the most important of which is the lack of development, both in the characteristic of the explosive power of the feet among members of the study sample and in the characteristic of elongation and flexibility for both sexes. The study also found that there was a development in the characteristic of speed in a proportional, statistically significant manner for both sexes and an improvement in the characteristic of the strength of the muscles of the arms for males only.

KEYWORDS
Evaluating, Flexibility, Speed, Physical Fitness, Physical Education, Secondary Stage

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Randa Saleh Jawarneh , Yaser Mohamed Alwreikat , Lubna Mahmoud Obeidat , Mohammad Omar AL-Momani , "Evaluating Physical Fitness Components for Secondary School Students in Jordan," International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 238 - 245, 2024. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2024.120125.

(b). APA Format:
Randa Saleh Jawarneh , Yaser Mohamed Alwreikat , Lubna Mahmoud Obeidat , Mohammad Omar AL-Momani (2024). Evaluating Physical Fitness Components for Secondary School Students in Jordan. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, 12(1), 238 - 245. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2024.120125.