The effects of a ten-week physical fitness program on fitness profiles, self-concept, and body-esteem in children

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dc.contributor.advisor Ignico, Arlene Anne, 1956- en_US Greene, Justin C. en_US 2011-06-03T19:36:18Z 2011-06-03T19:36:18Z 1993 en_US 1993
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1993 .G73 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a 10-week physical fitness program on the fitness profiles, levels of self-concept, and body-esteem in 3rd- and 4th-grade low-fit children. The participants were 17 children (9 boys/8 girls) who failed to meet the Physical Best fitness standards in at least 2 of 3 fitness profile components, including cardiovascular endurance (one-mile run/walk), muscular strength and endurance (situps/min), and flexibility (sit and reach). All participants were pre and posttested in each of the three fitness profile components. Self-concept and bodyesteem were also pre and posttested using a shortened version of Harter's Self-Perception profile for children (SPPC) and the Body-Esteem Scale for Children (B-ESC).The treatment group (n = 10) participated 3 days/week for 60 min/day in a vigorous physical activity program designed to maintain heart rates corresponding to 60-80% of each individual's V02 max. An Analysis of Covariance revealed that the treatment group scored significantly higher (p < .05) on the posttest than the control group in two of the four self-concept dimensions (athletic competence and global self-worth) and on two of the three fitness profile components (muscular strength and endurance and flexibility). In light of the problems associated with increasing children's physical activity levels, offering after school programs such as this one appears to be an effective strategy.
dc.description.sponsorship Institute for Wellness
dc.format.extent vi, 104 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physical fitness for children. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physical fitness for children -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Self-esteem in children. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Body image in children. en_US
dc.title The effects of a ten-week physical fitness program on fitness profiles, self-concept, and body-esteem in children en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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