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| 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

Patelia Shraddha

Research Scholar, UGC NET Home Science, B.Ed, M.Sc.H.Sc. M.A. (Eng. Lit.) Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr Rathi Nanda

Ph.D. Human Development, Department of Human Development, L.A.D. & S.R.P. College for Women, NAGPUR Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.058/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.058

ABSTRACT

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.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.058/20160303

10.25215/0303.058

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016