A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF BRAIN GYM EXERCISES ON SELF ESTEEM AND LEVEL OF CONCENTRATION AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN SELECTED SCHOOL, CHENNAI
Bhuvaneshwari* and Liji
Bhuvaneshwari* and Liji
Introduction: Brain gym brings movement back into learning. It uses activities and exercises to reduce stress so that the body and mind can work more efficiently in any learning, study, performance or daily life situations. It is a tool which can be integrated into any teaching situation with any age group. It is simple and fun for student and adults alike. A practical, movement based course with the focus being on integrating it into a tool kit of strategies to keep individuals focused and attentive for learning. This brain gym exercises can lead onto further study in the specific use of brain gym movements and educational kinesiology. Objectives of the Study: 1. To assess and compare the pre and post test self esteem and level of concentration among high school students at selected school. 2. To assess the effectiveness of training programme on the self esteem and level of concentration among high school students at selected school. 3. To correlate the self esteem and level of concentration among high school students at selected school.4. To associate the self esteem and the level of concentration with their selected demographic variables with the mean differed level among high school students at selected school. Materials and Methods: A pre experimental, one group pre test-post test design was selected with the sample size of 60 high school students by using purposive sampling method with inclusive criteria. The conceptual frame work of Stufflebeam and colleagues was applied. The study was conducted in MASI Metric Higher secondary School. Modified Rosenberg self esteem scale and modified concentration assessment scale was used to assess pretest and post test self esteem and level of concentration. Brain gym exercises done for 15 days duration in 30 minutes. Results: In pre test self esteem score , all sample 60(100%) had moderately adequate self esteem and none of them had adequate self esteem, where as in the post test after administration of brain gym exercises 43(71.67%) had adequate level of self esteem and 17(28.33%) had moderately adequate level of self esteem regarding modified Rosenbrug self esteem scale. In pre test 2(3.33%) had inadequate level of concentration and 58(96.67%) had moderately adequate level of concentration. In post test after administration of brain gym exercises on concentration, 40 (66.67%) had adequate level of concentration and 20 (33.33%) had moderately adequate level of concentration towards modified concentration assessment scale. Brain gym exercises found to be effective on the level of self esteem (t=9.178,p=0.001) and level of concentration (t=8.597.p=0.001). Self esteem and concentration found to have a positive correlation (r=0.511) Conclusion: The study pointed out that student?s self esteem and concentration can be influenced by brain gym exercises. It will help the learners to have improvement in their academic as well as over all development. The outcome of the study will also provide an awareness to the nursing field.[Full Text Article]
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