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THE INTERRELATION OF PHYSICAL FITNESS AND ACADEMIC RESULTS AMONG STUDENTS FROM PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN BIAŁA PODLASKA

The purpose of this study was to discover existing connections between physical fitness and academic results among the IV - VI grade students of primary schools in Biała Podlaska. The study was conducted in the school year 2008/2009, using the diagnostic poll method and the International Physical Fitness Test. 740 students from 26 classes of IV, V and VI grade students took part in the study. The results showed that most of the students displayed average physical fitness. Moreover, among the girls, the older the individuals, the lower the percentage with above-average physical fitness and the higher the percentage with below-average physical fitness. Among the boys, the percentage of students with above -average physical fitness increased proportionally to their age. The students had mostly average and above-average academic results. The percentage of boys with above-average academic results decreased in higher grades, the opposite can be said about the girls. The percentage of students with below-average academic results increased in the group of VI grade students. The girls with above-average physical fitness had a higher general grade average than boys with above-average physical fitness. Female students with below-average physical fitness also had a higher general grade average than did boys.



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