ERIC Number: ED035061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Physical Fitness Status of Oklahoma Youth. (A Pilot Study for Grades 7 and 8). Final Report.
Weber, Jerome C.
The purposes of this study were to compare the physical fitness level of Oklahoma youth with that of a national sample used in the 1965 study on youth fitness, and to develop Oklahoma norms for the items tested. This study used a random stratified sampling technique in the selection of Oklahoma seventh and eighth graders, and was representative of the Oklahoma student population involved in physical education programs. A total of 2,000 boys and 1,600 girls from 135 schools were involved. Conclusions from the data included: (1) Oklahoma boys (12 and 13 years old) had higher mean scores on the pull-up and sit up, (2) the 1965 national sample of boys had higher scores on all items for 14-year olds, (3) Oklahoma girls had higher scores on all test items in all age groups with the exception of the 50-yard dash in the 12-year age group, (4) the 12 and 13-year old group of Oklahoma students generally scored better than their comparable group in the national sample. The authors conclude that the applicability of national fitness norms to evaluate fitness programs in the state of Oklahoma is questionable. (Author/KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Univ. Research Inst., Norman.