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ERIC Number: ED081737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 26
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The Construction of a Motor Fitness Test Battery for Boys in the Lower Elementary Grades.
DiNucci, James M.; Shore, John Roger
In order to construct a scientifically designed evaluative instrument to assess the motor fitness of boys in the primary grades, 30 test items purported to measure muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, power, speed, agility, flexibility, and balance were administered to an incidental sample of 238 boys ages 6 to 9 years. An intercorrelational matrix was constructed for the factor analysis of the data using the principal axes method. Seven factors having eigenvalues above 1.000 and accounting for 65.17% of the variance were isolated. The first of two test batteries developed included the test items that loaded highest on each factor and were as follows: Clarke's strength composite; McCloy's endurance ratio; Wells' sit and reach; Bass' balance on a stick, lengthwise; wrist flexion and extension flexibility; arm flexion on the back flexibility; and modified push-ups. The second battery, developed for more administrative feasibility, included items that loaded high on each factor and eliminated composite scores and ratios. The items in test battery II were grip strength; 300 yard run; Wells' sit and reach; Bass' balance on a stick, lengthwise; wrist flexion and extension flexibility; Arm Flexion on the back flexibility; and modified push-ups. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1973