PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES DURING MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER AMONG GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS
Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation
Physical activity is one of the forms of exercise that contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Physical activity must be done consistently so that fitness levels can be maintained. The practice of continuous physical activity has a good effect. Constraints of physical activity affect body fitness as well as long-term effects on individual health. The implementation of movement control orders implemented by the government has affected the involvement of individuals in performing physical activities
... specially involving outdoor movements. The purpose of this study is to examine the level and differences in the implementation of physical activities based on gender and location of gifted and talented (GnT) students. The study comprises of 42 males and 43 females; age 13 years old. Questionnaires were used for data collection. The finding revealed that 82.4% of student involved with physical activity and 58.8% choose housework as activity. Results also showed that there are 17.6% of the respondents felt unhappy to perform any physical activities. Using a univariate analysis, the study showed that there were 47.1% students in this study take 30 to 60 minutes per day and 36.5% 3 to 4 days per weeks doing physical activities. Using multivariate analysis, the study showed that there is significant difference in frequency when performing physical activities based on location among gifted & talented students (p< .05). This shows that gifted & talented students are also aware of the need to do physical activities even during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period. Performing continuous physical activity not only maintains and enhances fitness but also forms intelligent emotions and minds.