Wells, Harold P., -1996||Brigham, Robert J.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Physical Education
Two methods of physical fitness testing were compared to determine which was more effective in improving physical fitness. The study was conducted with one group (non-motivated) tested under normal conditions. The other group (motivated) was introduced to the color system as a motivating device. The color system was a means of categorizing students on the basis of physical fitness achievement. The investigation was conducted over a period of two years, with four hundred subjects in each group. Subject's ability in physical fitness was measured four times during the investigation. The testing periods were September, 1963; June, 1964; September, 1964; and June, 1965. Testing took place during the subject's regularly scheduled physical education class period at Elmwood Park High School. The results indicated a significant increase in physical fitness scores in the non-motivated and motivated groups. There was a significant difference between the two groups with the motivated group recording the highest scores in physical fitness.
Englert, John P., "The effects of awards as a motivating factor in improving physical fitness" (1966). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 5615.
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