Publication Date

1991

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Rimmer, James H.

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Physical Education

LCSH

Visually handicapped--Health and hygiene||Physical fitness--Psychological aspects||Visually handicapped--Psychology

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between physical fitness scores and attitudes toward earlier instruction in physical education within a visually impaired population. Subjects included 30 males and females between the ages of 20 and 40 years. A survey consisting of 21 ranked questions and 5 open-ended questions regarding subjects’ attitudes toward physical education was administered, along with four physical fitness measures. Pearson product-moment correlations showed no significant difference between the survey items and the Rockport Walk Test (r = -.3061), Body Mass Index (r = -.1451), or Sit-and-Reach (r = -.0651) scores. However, there was a significant difference (p < .05) between the survey items and timed sit-ups (r = 0.36). The results of this study suggest little or no relationship between an individual’s early attitudes regarding physical education and current level of physical fitness.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

33 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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