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ERIC Number: ED026668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-20
Pages: 40
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Contributions and Implications of the Medford, Oregon, Boys' Growth Study.
Clarke, H. H.
The overall and long-range purposes of the Medford Boys' Growth Study are: (1) to construct physical and motor growth curves and growth acceleration curves of boys seven to 18 years old; (2) to relate these traits to physiological maturity, physique type, nutritional status, socio-personal adjustment, interests, and scholastic aptitude and achievement; (3) to trace, longitudinally, the development of all traits mentioned above for boys who become athletes, honor-roll students, and school and organizational leaders; (4) to contrast all these traits for boys who make and do not make interscholastic athletic teams, those who score high and low on strength tests and batteries, agility and running speed, reaction time, and muscular power; and (5) as concomitant studies, to revise and construct strength and other tests for boys of all ages, and to determine inter-relationships of various traits at various ages. The project permits three types of growth analyses (cross-sectional, longitudinal, and convergence), listed in eight categories: (1) maturity factors, (2) physique type, (3) body size measures, (4) strength elements and batteries, (5) motor tests, (6) scholastic aptitude and achievement, (7) psycho-personal adjustment, and (8) interests. Results, individual differences, and conclusions are discussed in detail for each of the specific test items. (BP)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.