| Published: June 25, 2016
A Comparative Study to See the Impact of Yoga on Educational Aspiration (EA) and Test Anxiety (TA) among College Going Girls
A little bit of anxiety is normal; in fact, just like salt in the food, it is needed so that we remain disciplined, focused and aspired. The problem starts when this anxiety becomes so persistent as to start interfering with our daily life, and this is where yoga can help. The major aim of this research study was to explore the effect of yoga on educational aspiration and test anxiety of girls at the junior college level. A sample of 60 college going girls (age 17-18 years) was selected purposely from Nagpur, India. Data were collected by using the Educational Aspiration Scale (EAS) by V. P. Sharma and Test Anxiety Scale (TAS) developed by Sarason and Sarason. Student’s paired t-test was applied for data analysis. It was found that a significant difference exists between two groups. Results showed that practice of yoga in a day to day life contributes significant enhancement of educational aspiration and considerable reduction of test anxiety. Therefore, it was concluded that making yoga a part of one’s routine would help students in dealing with test anxiety and improving their aspiration towards education.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2016 I S Patelia, R Nanda
Received: April 04, 2016; Revision Received: May 02, 2016; Accepted: June 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016