ERIC Number: ED083264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Self-Appraisal of Physical Performance Capacity. Reports from the Institute of Applied Psychology, The University of Stockholm, No. 32.
Borg, Gunnar; And Others
A method for self-appraisal of muscular strength and physical working capacity consisting of a simple 13-grade rating scale was applied in a study of the physical fitness of a group of 70 middle-aged men. The method functioned well as shown by the similarities in means and standard deviations between ratings and laboratory measurements of the "same" variables. Significant correlations of the size .30-.40 were obtained between self-ratings of fitness and measure fitness. The highest correlation, r = .52, was obtained between ratings of endurance fitness and preferred work load (for a moderate training session) for work on the tread-mill. The method is applicable in evaluating other personality characteristics of importance for the understanding of people and their adaptation to the demands of work, leisure time activities etc. By comparing the subjective ratings with "objective" test results, quantitative measuresments of an individual's "reality conception" can be obtained. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Stockholm Univ. (Sweden). Inst. of Applied Psychology.
Note: Research conducted in connection with another investigation, "Physiological and Perceptual Indicators of Physical Stress in 41- to 60-year-old Men Who Vary in Conditioning Level and in Body Fatness," Medicine and Science in Sports, v4 n2 p96-100 1972