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ERIC Number: ED148815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
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The Construction and Analysis of a Test Battery Related to Volleyball Playing Capacity in Females.
Disch, James G.; And Others
The purpose of this report was to analyze a test battery constructed to describe and predict volleyball playing capacity in college and high school women. The following criteria were used for selecting a test for initial inclusion into the battery: (1) The test is related to a basic motor ability important to playing volleyball; (2) The test can be reliable administered in mass situations. Age was selected as a test variable for the purpose of creating age adjusted norms. Height and reach were selected because of their importance for volleyball players. Weight and percent of body fat were included as well as aerobic capacity. The vertical jump and triple hop were selected as measure of jumping capacity. The twenty yard dash and agility run were selected to measure distinct dimensions of speed of body movement. The basketball throw was included as a measure of arm power. After initial pilot testing, information about the reliability and stability of the tests was obtained by testing 63 high school and college age females. Results of the various stages of analysis indicate that the test battery is a valid and reliable predictor of volleyball playing capacity for females. A generalized prediction equation for classification purposes was not derived; however, the use of performance profiles of the data is a viable means of selecting, classifying, and diagnosing in a variety of situations. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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