RELIABILITY OF HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE FOR FEMALES INVOLVED IN INDIVIDUAL SPORTS

Authors

  • Rabiya Husain Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Delhi
  • Manmohan Kaur Retd. Head of Physical Education Department, Jesus and Mary College (JMC), University of Delhi, Bapu dham, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021, India
  • Dhananjoy Shaw Professor and Head of the Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences (DPESS), University of Delhi, B-Block Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29121/granthaalayah.v10.i7.2022.4699

Keywords:

Health Questionnaire, Female Sportsperson, Individual Sport, Test-Retest Reliability, Face Validity

Abstract [English]

Sports have a great influence on a person’s daily life including health and well-being. By giving oneself up to regular physical activities, one can improve heart function, reduces the risks of diabetes, controls blood sugar and lowers tension and stress level. The objective of the present study was to determine the reliability (test-retest) of the Health Questionnaire (HQ) for college going females involved in individual sports/games. A questionnaire was developed, consisting 42 items which were sent out to the experts for suggestion who rated each question on a ten-point scale to ascertain the face validity of the HQ. A trial run was performed and the questionnaire was modified accordingly. The questionnaire was modified keeping in view the input provided by the experts. A group (n=35) of college going females between the age ranging from 17 to 20 years involved in individual sports/games were randomly selected. Thereafter the developed HQ was administered on the selected sample twice at the interval of two days. The statistical analysis used was mean, standard deviation and the Pearson product-moment correlation ‘r’ between the trials. The range of ‘r’ for the administration questionnaire was .40 to .76 which is considered an “acceptable” measure of reliability. In conclusion each item/variable of the selected items/variables of Health Questionnaire had acceptable reliability in regard to females involved in individual sports.

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Published

2022-07-31

How to Cite

Husain, R., Kaur, M., & Shaw, D. (2022). RELIABILITY OF HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE FOR FEMALES INVOLVED IN INDIVIDUAL SPORTS. International Journal of Research -GRANTHAALAYAH, 10(7), 70–79. https://doi.org/10.29121/granthaalayah.v10.i7.2022.4699