ERIC Number: ED200531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
The Effect of Group Counseling and Physical Fitness Programs on Self-Esteem and Cardiovascular Fitness.
Neal, Robert B.
A study was made to determine the relationship between cardiovascular fitness and self-esteem. Ninth grade boys were divided into four groups: (1) the cardiovascular fitness group; (2) the counseling group; (3) the cardiovascular fitness and counseling group; and (4) the control group. All were administered a pretest and posttest measuring self-esteem and fitness. The group which performed at the highest level on the posttest for physical fitness was that group which participated in the combined program of group counseling and physical education. Both the fitness group and the counseling and fitness group performed at a level greater than the control group. No significant differences in self-esteem were found between the groups. An analysis of these findings is presented in this report and the implications for physical and health educators are discussed. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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