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ERIC Number: ED080510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 18
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Personality and Grip Strength Relationships Between Monozygous and Dizygous Twins.
Fisher, A. Craig; And Others
The purposes of this study were a) to investigate the relationship between grip strength and the measures of age, height, weight, and the personality traits revealed by the Comrey Personality and Attitude Factor Scales and b) to assess the influence of heredity on height, weight, and grip strength. Fifty-eight pairs of twins (MZ, 30 and DZ, 28) served as subjects. Pearson product moment correlations revealed that weight appeared to be the best predictor of grip strength. When age was partialed out by standard score transformation, weight was no longer the best predictor. It was concluded that age was the best predictor of strength for both males and females. Results also showed that personality was not an important function of the grip strength score. Significant heritability coefficients were found for the factors of height, weight, and grip strength, although not all coefficients reached statistical significance for both sexes. (Four tables of statistical data and two pages of statistical formulas are included along with two pages of references.) (Author/BRB)
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Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1973