Enhancement of motivational efficiencies of adolescents through yoga and science of living
Introduction: Adolescent’s behavior consists of all their physical response, habits, skills; all their organic responses, feelings, emotions, and tensions; all their intellectual responses, perceiving, thinking, and reasoning. These responses are found in the field of motives, which are mainsprings of their behavior.
Objective: To develop a module of Science of Living training for promoting motivational efficiency of adolescent students.
Methodology: Keeping in view the nature and objectives of this study, out of 100 registrants, 60 boys and girls with the age range of 12 to 17 years were chosen for the study based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Random sampling was used for the selection of the participants and all the subjects were from similar educational and socio-economic status. A randomized pre-post study research design was used for the study. The participants received a combined approach of Yoga and Science of Living (SOL) activities of 45 min, 5 days per week, for 3-months. Multidimensional motivation test constructed by Dr. Roma Pal was used as a tool for assessing motivational efficiency of the subject, first at the onset of the study and after three months of Yoga and Science of Living intervention module.
Result: it was evident that Yoga and SOL practice leads to a significant improvement in motivational efficiency of the adolescent practitioner student. The findings of the study indicate that there is a significant difference between the constituent variables of motivational efficiency before and after the practice of Yoga and Science of Living.
Summary: It implies that Yoga and SOL practice is useful in the enhancement of Psycho-physiological well-being, improvement in confidence, coping, transcendence, inadequate mental mastery of the practitioner. Thus, it was inferred from the findings that the hypothesis assumed before the start of the study has been amply proved.
Keywords: Science of Living (SOL), Yoga, Motivation, Perception, Adolescent, Thinking and reasoning.