National Physical Education Standards: Level of Physical Fitness Male Student Primary School in Malaysia

Ahmad Hashim, Mohd. Sani Madon, Nur Haziyanti Mohd Khalid, Nelfianty binti Mohd Rashid, Sadzali bin Hassan, Yusop bin Ahmad


This study aims to analyze the level of physical fitness in the development of the National Standards of Physical Education. The study was conducted on 279 primary school boys age 10 years (n = 79), 11 years (n = 94) and 12 years (n = 106) in five randomly selected schools in the state of Perak. FITNESSGRAM was used to test the level of physical fitness among subjects. This includes trunk lift, 90 degree push-ups, modified pull-up, back saver sit and reach and PACER. ANOVA analysis showed a significant difference in the level of physical fitness among the group of boys age 10, 11 and 12 years. Results showed that the F (2, 0278) = 198. 530, p=0.000, p<0.05 was significant. The mean scores of boys age 12 years (M=57.52, SD=4.18) was higher than the mean scores of boys age 11 years (M=52.40, SD=3:23) and mean scores of boys age 10 years (M=49.98, SD=4:21).

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