Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1963

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physical Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the physical fitness of the students of Patrick henry Junior High School of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with the physical fitness of the students of junior high schools of Waterloo, Iowa. The Iowa Test of Motor Fitness was administered to the students of Patrick Henry Junior High School in Sioux Falls and to the junior high students of Waterloo. The students of Sioux Falls had an average of 125 minutes in physical education class each week in the seventh and eighth grades. In the ninth grade, they had 100 minutes of physical education each week. In Waterloo, all students had an average of 150 minutes of physical education each week. The raw scores were arrange din frequency distributions after which statistical procedures were applied to determine the means and the level of significance of the difference between the means. In studying the statistical findings of this investigation, it appears that the students of Waterloo, Iowa, junior high schools and the students of Patrick henry Junior High School of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, are quite similar when considering certain aspects of physical fitness. However, the Waterloo junior high students showed a definite superiority in the area of arm and upper body strength.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Physical fitness
Physical education and training -- South Dakota

Description

Includes bibliographical references

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

77

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