ERIC Number: ED103411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the AAHPER Youth Fitness Test.
Jackson, Andrew S.
From its initial development, the AAHPER Youth Fitness Test has been criticized for (a) not measuring only physical fitness components; (b) forcing performances that may be injurious to students; and (c) not accurately measuring aerobic endurance, a major goal of the tests. The focus of this study is to approach these criticisms and through discussion estimate how well the AAHPER Youth Fitness Test measures physical fitness. Test validity is examined by determining what traits or factors are measured by the battery, and by confronting the battery's ability to measure a known and valued physical fitness variable, maximal oxygen uptake. Figures attached include a model designed to define the components of the motor performance domain, examples from the Texas Physical Fitness Motor Ability Test, a Factor Analysis of Running Tests, and correlations between maximum oxygen uptake and AAHPER test items. A list of references is included. (JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AAHPER Youth Fitness Test
Note: Paper presented at the Evaluation Section of the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 1975)