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ERIC Number: ED100839
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Validity of Selected Lab and Field Tests of Physical Working Capacity.
Burke, Edmund J.
The validity of selected lab and field tests of physical working capacity was investigated. Forty-four male college students were administered a series of lab and field tests of physical working capacity. Lab tests include a test of maximum oxygen uptake, the PWC 170 test, the Harvard Step Test, the Progressive Pulse Ratio Test, Margaria Test of Anaerobic Power, the Harvard Fitness Test, and Oxygen Debt following the Harvard Fitness Test. Field tests were the 10-yard dash; 50-yard dash; Sum 50's test; 300-yard, 600-yard, and 1-mile run; and the 12-minute run. Variables were intercorrelated using the Pearson product moment correlation method. Highly significant correlation was found between the maximum oxygen uptake expressed in m1/kg/min and the 12-minute run, 600-yard run, 1-mile run, Balke Test, and All-Out Treadmill Run. Moderate correlation was found between maximum oxygen uptake and the Harvard Fitness Test, the 300-yard run, the Astrand-Rhyming Test, Harvard Step Test, PWC 170, and the Progressive Pulse Test. Using Multiple Stepwise Regression, the following multiple correlation coefficients were found: from submaximal tests, .78; from maximal tests, .91; from field tests, .91; from other lab tests, .86; from all tests, .92. Within the limitations of the study, it was concluded that (a) maximal tests of greater than 1 minute in duration may be valid measures of aerobic capacity, and (b) maximal tests are better predictors of aerobic capacity than are submaximal tests. (Author/HMD)
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