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ERIC Number: ED266129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Study on the Effects of Traditional versus Wholistic Physical Fitness Programs.
Griffin, Teresa B.; And Others
This experimental investigation compared the traditional and wholistic approaches to physical fitness. Volunteers from a physical education class were randomly assigned to three experimental groups: physical fitness, fitness/stress management, and fitness/stress management/wellness. A control group was selected from volunteers of a personal health class. Pre-post testing of subjects included: height, weight, skinfold thickness and percent fat measurements, sit and reach test, 10-minute submaximal treadmill test, State Trait Anxiety Inventory, Cornell Medical Index, Holmes-Rahn Stress Test, Personality Stress Test, Tennessee Self Concept Scale, and the Canadian Lifestyle Indicator. During a 7-week period subjects received treatment according to their designated group. Statistical data analysis employed the ANOVA and Duncan's Multiple Range Test at the .05 alpha level. Results indicated subjects receiving a wholistic approach to physical fitness were not significantly different from those in the traditional physical fitness program. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A