ERIC Number: ED195530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Manitoba Schools' Physical Fitness Survey (1976-77).
Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.
An abundance of research relative to physical fitness and, more generally, physical education of school children, has surfaced during the past few years. Negative aspects of health and physical fitness are increasing year by year, and further evidence suggests that academic performance is negatively affected by low levels of fitness. A survey was designed to determine the physical fitness of students in Manitoba, Canada and to examine a possible relationship between student fitness and academic achievement. This data should be useful in motivating educators, students, parents, and the general public in respect to the need for optimal physical development of the child and a greater priority for physical education in the school curriculum. Data on the following items are presented in tabular or graphic form: (1) physical education time allotment; (2) student participation; (3) weight and height; (4) postural analysis; (5) overweight student analysis; (6) exercise performance; (7) growth and development patterns; (8) cardiovascular fitness; and (9) basic motor skill analysis. Age and sex differences are noted for each of the topics. Appendices present test norms, test procedures, and data collection forms. This survey should have national and international significance. The test components of cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and body fat percentage are not usually included in physical fitness tests, but are instrumental in the development of effective physical education programs. (CJ)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Cardiovascular System, Elementary Secondary Education, Exercise, Foreign Countries, Human Body, Physical Activity Level, Physical Characteristics, Physical Development, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, School Schedules, Sex Differences, State Norms, Student Participation, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.
Identifiers: Canada; Manitoba
Note: For related document, see SP 017 145. May be marginally legible due to light print.