Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
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 HeadingsPhysical fitness for women
Physical education for children
South Dakota State University
Jasper, Judith Ann, "The Relationship of Socio-economic Status and Physical Fitness of Selected Sixth Grade Girls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota" (1966). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3206.