ERIC Number: ED231795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-25
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Group Participation in a Recreation Program on Perceptual-Motor Skills and Interpersonal Values of Potentially Delinquent Boys.
Lasley, Kevin R.
Effects of group participation in a recreation program emphasizing perceptual motor skills and interpersonal values of potentially delinquent boys were examined and compared to the same effects in a group of normal boys participating in a separate but similar program. The boys ranged in age from 12 to 18 years. Perceptual motor skills measured were balance (forward, backward, and side ways), jumping, abdominal strength, and neuromuscular differentiation. Interpersonal values were measured by the relative importance placed on support, conformity, recognition, independence, benevolence, and leadership. The boys reported on the number of days they participated in their programs and on the predominant activities they were involved with. This information, combined with observations, provided a daily activity record for each participant. It was found that, generally, group participation in the summer recreation program did not significantly affect measures of perceptual motor skills and interpersonal values of potentially delinquent boys. There was no significant difference found between delinquent and normal boys before or after participation. There was also no significant difference between the groups in follow up tests. It was concluded the amount of participation produced no significant differences between the groups. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Southern District Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Tulsa, OK, February 24-27, 1983).