IJSRP, Volume 2, Issue 9, September 2012 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Somnath Nandy, Madhab Chandra Ghosh, Samirranjan Adhikari
Purpose in life (PIL) is conceived in terms of the specific connotation of a personal life. In the present study, we put an attempt to discern the developmental pattern in gaining experience of meaning in life of the prospective teachers in physical education. To measure PIL of prospective teachers in physical education, Part-A of the “Purpose in Life Test” (Crumbaugh & Maholick, 1968) was administered on students of B.P.Ed. course in three different phases during the academic session 2006 – 07. The mean of the PIL scores increased significantly from the 1st phase of testing (M=101.74) to the 2nd phase of testing (M=104.06) and again further increased in the 3rd phase of testing (M=109.63). We may conclude that the physical education teachers’ training programme (B.P.Ed. course) have positive impact on developing life satisfaction. Rigorous and prolonged physical education may bring forth life satisfaction.