Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1966

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physical Education

Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to determine if a relationship exists between socio-economic status and physical fitness. Forty eight, sixth-grade girls enrolled in the physical education classes of five elementary schools in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, during February, 1966, were divided into three socio-economic groups. The total number money income of each family was obtained from the Credit Bureau. The three socio-economic groups used in this study were the low income group with an income of $0 to $4,000, the middle income group with an income of $5,000 to $9,999, and the high-income group with an income of $10,000 and up. All subjects in the three-socio-economic groups were tested on a battery of tests measuring physical fitness. The tests used were the flexed-arm hang, sit-ups, squats, thrusts, standing broad jump and a 200 yard run. The data collected during the tests were recorded and analyzed to determine the relationship between socio-economic status and physical fitness. The results of the findings indicated that there were no statistically significant relationship between socio-economic status and physical fitness in this investigation.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Physical fitness for women
Physical education for children

Format

application/pdf

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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