Humans can develop many aspects including physical, psychological, and spiritual ones through physical education. Holistic development requires evidence of correlation among aspects in physical education lesson. This present study, examines correlation among physical fitness, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects of children in physical education lesson in school. This correlational study done on 556 elementary school students. The instrument to measure variables under psychosocial and spiritual aspects is questionnaire. Data analyzed using Pearson Product Moment and multiple regression correlational statistical analysis in the SPSS program 23.0 version for Windows. According to the findings, increasing in psychosocial aspect leads to increase in spiritual aspect. Meanwhile, decrease in psychological aspect leads to increase in spiritual aspect of a child so does the opposite. Therefore, there are expectations in that physical education and sports can develop the psychosocial aspect and reduce the negative psychological aspect (depression, anxiety, and stress). Forms and types of physical activities can become driving variable that improves psychosocial and spiritual aspects as well as helps to reduce the negative psychological aspects.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health