A profile of the fitness levels of visually impaired adults and their attitudes toward physical fitness
Rimmer, James H.
M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)
Department of Physical Education
Visually handicapped--Health and hygiene; Physical fitness--Psychological aspects; Visually handicapped--Psychology
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.
Zipilivan, Monica Lee, "A profile of the fitness levels of visually impaired adults and their attitudes toward physical fitness" (1991). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 488.
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