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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Compatibility Of Body Dimensions Of Nigerian Students To The Classroom Armchairs In An Asian University

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Rheymar F. Asio, Jeffrey T. Blay, Ryan C. Dalhag, Ranniel D. Dela Pena, Edward D. Gumapac, Odrareg Pormento, Angelita M. Pagcaliwagan



Index Terms: Academic Performance, Anthropometry, Body Dimension, Classroom Armchair, Compatibility, Nigerian Students, Ergonomics.



Abstract: This study determined the Compatibility of the Body Dimensions of Nigerian BS Marine Engineering and BS Marine Transportation Students to the Classroom Armchairs of Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas LIMA Campus. This study used a descriptive method of research wherein the quantitative data were gathered using a survey questionnaire to determine the body dimensions of the respondents (lower and upper extremities), and to identify the extent of problems encountered by the Nigerian Students in the academic performance related to classroom armchair. The respondents of the study were Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation. The students from all groups of different class hours have the possibility to encounter very little problem in their academics due to their classroom armchair. The body dimensions of First Year Nigerian students were larger than the classroom armchairs at the LIMA Building but fitted in the armchairs of new building. The results also showed that there is no significant difference between the problems encountered by male and female Nigerian students when it comes to their classroom armchair. The LIMA administration must continually improve the resources of the University and investing for the safety and comfort of the students can be an opportunity for the school to grow for the next coming years..



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