The Impact of Physical Training on Academic Progress: A Perspective through Self-Determination Theory and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (Published)
The pursuit of overall well-being has become increasingly vital in our fast-paced and demanding world. Understanding the complex interplay between the mind and body is essential for realizing our full potential and living a healthy and satisfying life. Physical activity is one effective way to foster this relationship. Regular exercise has a plethora of benefits that extend beyond physical health, immediately benefiting our mental and emotional well-being. Students will feel competent in their performance if they have the freedom to engage in activities based on their sense of autonomy, competence, and relatedness. This article looks at the synergy effect of self-determination and Maslow’s theory in creating a link between physical activity and student academic achievement. Students can develop strong social connections with their peers and professors through effective discipline and incentive, leading to more engagement in learning and better study habits.
This study investigated the influence of incarceration on the well-being of prison inmates in Nigeria. The study was carried out in Port Harcourt Prison in Rivers State, Nigeria. The population of inmates in this prison at the time of study was 2,997 while the sample of study was 250 inmates. The design of study was ex-post facto design. Five null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study and data for their investigation were collected through the administration of copies of a questionnaire tagged “influence of incarceration on prison inmates (ICPI) the reliability co-efficient of the five sub-sections of the instrument were 0.79; 0.80; 0.80; 0.80 and 0.80 while the overall reliability co-efficient was 0.80. The hypotheses were tested with t-test of independent means and the results show that nature of incarceration does not influence the physical and vocational well-being of prison inmates however, it influences their psychological, social and educational well-being. These results were discussed and some recommendations were also made. One of the recommendations is that psychological and counselling services designed for inmates who are depressed, filled with anxiety, fear and hopelessness should be improved and intensified.