ERIC Number: ED218250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Motor Performance Status of Elementary School Children in Georgia.
Harris, I. David; Jones, Margaret A.
This study was undertaken to determine the physical and motor fitness levels of elementary school students in Georgia. Components of the study included: (1) the students' physical and motor fitness levels when taught by physical education specialists and classroom teachers; (2) the relationship of motor performance variables to reading and mathematical abilities; and (3) the relationship of self concept to motor performance. Taking part in this study were 2,546 children in the second, fourth, and sixth grades, representing nineteen schools. Test results are displayed in 71 statistical tables. Highlights of findings are presented on: (1) sex differences; (2) specialist and classroom teacher differences; (3) right- and left-handed differences; (4) the relationship of reading and mathematics skills to motor performance variables; (5) the relationship of self concept to motor performance variables; (6) age relationship and motor performance variables; (7) reading, mathematics, and self concept relationships; and (8) differences among Georgia children and children tested by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and those tested in Minnesota. Descriptions of the tests used are appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta.; Georgia Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.; Kennesaw Coll. Marietta, GA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Georgia; Physical Education Teachers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (April 1-4, 1982). Some pages may have marginal reproducibility.