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Dunn, J. Hubert||Kahler, Robert

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M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Legacy Department

Department of Physical Education


Badminton (Game)


Purpose. The purpose of this study was to construct a test of badminton ability that was relatively easy to administer, and thou examine it for reliability and validity. The badminton tap-up test and the Lockhart- McPherson wall volley test was administered to sixty junior and senior high school boys at Ridgewood High School, Norridge, Illinois. The object of the tap-up test was to tap a shuttlecock upward with a racquet as many times as possible within a thirty-second time limit alternating the racquet head each time the shuttlecock was struck. Each subject received five trials. Reliability coefficients of correlation were computed between the various trials and the total score of each subjects on the tap-up test. Twenty-four subjects were selected at random to complete in two round robin tournaments, these subjects were then ranked according to their scores on the badminton tap-up test their number of wins in the round robin tournaments and their scores on the Lockhart-McPherson wall volley test. Validity coefficients of correlation wore computed between the rankings of the subjects on the top-up test and round robin tournament A, round robin tournament B, and the Lockhart-McPherson wall volley test. Findings. A reliability coefficient of correlation of .966 was found between trial 1 and trial 2. The tap-up composite scores and the scores on trials 2 and 4 yielded coefficients of .921 and .927 respectively. The coefficient of correlation between the composite tap-up scores and trials 1, 3, and 5 were approximately .90. The same was true for correlation between trials 2 and 3 and trials 3 and 4. Coefficients of correlation above .60 were computed between: round robin tournament A and trial 1, and the composite score of each subject. Coefficients of correlation above .60 were also computed between round robin tournament B and trial 1, trial 2, and the composite score of each subject. A very inconsistent relationship was presented between the Lockhart-McPherson wall volley test and the tap-up test as indicated by coefficients of correlation of .81, .62, .50, and .39. Conclusions. The badminton tap-up test proved to be easy to administer in regard to preparation, space needed, and administration time. The data collected demonstrated that the tap-up test is a reliable and valid test of badminton ability. This signifies that the badminton tap-up test can be used when a general classification of badminton ability is desired, and especially when administrative ease is a prime consideration.


Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.


iii, 41 pages




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