International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Relationships of Character and Physical Fitness Quality through ‘Penjasorkes’ Learning to Students of Elementary School

This study aims at examining the relationship between the characters to the increase of students' physical fitness. This Research and Development used the experimental design which is Pretest-Posttest Controlled Group Design. Population of the study was elementary school students in Padang. The school samples were determined by purposive sampling namely; Core School and Impact School. Respondents were chosen by purposive sampling, they are grade five with 123 students. There were two instruments used to collect the data, questionnaires related to student’s character and physical fitness quality Test (TKJI). Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistical techniques, hypothesis testing used correlation techniques with a level of α=0.05 level. Researcher found that there was a significant effect on the increase in character and physical fitness of students through learning Penjasorkes. There is a highly significant relationship between students’ characters and students’ physical fitness quality through learning Penjasorkes. Students who have a good character are more eagerness to get used to doing physical activity and always learn Penjasorkes actively.

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