To study the parental attitude towards physical education.
The hypothesis of study was that most of the parents did not have a positive attitude towards physical education.
Sample comprised of 1000 parents of the school students of Bundelkhand state. Random sampling technique was used.
A Questionnaire was developed by researcher for data collection.
The study was descriptive in nature.
The data were analyzed by
percentile and Chi – square technique.
The findings of study were: (1) The study has indicated that a majority of the parents had a positive attitude towards physical education programme. (2) They had positive attitude towards physical education became it gives help to mental maturity and alertness, personality development & sociability. (3) They had also expressed that physical education helped in developing the whole individual. (4) Parents showed highly positive attitude on the following statement. (a) The required programme of physical education is a beneficial exercise for children. (b) Practical activities in physical education help the intellectual development of the student. (c) Physical education is not harmful for academically advanced and meritorious students. (d) Physical education provides good opportunities for all round development of the personality. (e) Physical education helps to develop social and emotional stability. (f) The children who actively participate in physical education programmes are obedient and sincere. (g) A student who is good in sports activities will also be good in studies. (h) Group activities in physical education promote development of social behaviour. (i) Physical education makes one a cooperative, helpful, upright and straight forward individual. (j) Games and sport established friendly terms between two terms school or countries. (k) By participating in games and sports children develop many qualities like as leadership, social adjustment, helpful nature etc.
Keyword(s): Parental Attitude, Physical Education,