Vol. 1, Issue 11, Part K (2015)
Factors Associated with Basal Metabolic Rate
Shalini Menon, Sandeep Sharma
Basal Metabolic Rate is usually expressed in terms of daily rates of energy expenditure. The purpose of the study was to find out correlation between Independent variables (Weight, Body Mass Index, Fat Free Mass, and Body Fat Mass) and Dependent variable (Basal Metabolic Rate), to study joint contribution of independent variables in estimating Dependent variable and to establish regression equation for predicting Dependent variable on the basis of Independent variables. The study was conducted on fifty male sportsmen and age ranged from 19 to 25, from basically belongs to the department of physical education from Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur (C.G). The statistical technique employed for this study, Pearson Product Moment method of correlation and for seeking joint contribution multiple correlation method was used. Regression equation was established for predicting Dependent variable on basis of independent variables. The level of significance was tested at 0.05 levels. There exists a significant relationship between Basal Metabolic Rate and; Fat-Free Mass(r=0.956, p<0.05), Weight(r=0.934,p<0.05), Body Mass index(r=0.468 ,p<0.05), and Body Fat Mass (r=0.741 ,p<0.05).Significant relationship was found between criterion variables and Independent Variables i.e. (r1.2345= 0.980,p<0.05).Regression equation was found fructiferous in estimating Basal Metabolic Rate on the basis of selected variables (Weight, Body Mass Index, Fat Free Mass, Body Fat Mass).