The relationship between health-related physical fitness levels and academic achievement in elementary students

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dc.contributor.advisor Ignico, Arlene Anne, 1956- en_US
dc.contributor.author Pellett, Heidi Ann Henschel, 1964- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:35:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:35:16Z
dc.date.created 1990 en_US
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1990 .P4 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/183916
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between health-related fitness levels and academic achievement in elementary school children. A sample of 105 elementary students in grades four and five were tested. The study consisted of 64 males and 41 females in both grades. California Achievement Test scores of reading, language, and math were selected to reflect the academic achievement variables. The AAHPERD Physical Best Test was used to measure physical fitness. Test items included body composition (sum of the tricep and calf skinfolds), one-mile walk/run, sit-ups, and sit and reach. A SAS Canonical Correlation Analysis was used to examine the relationship between health-related physical fitness and academic achievement. Means and standard deviations were calculated for both genders, and females and males alone. Results indicated that there was no significant relationship (R > .05) between health-related physical fitness levels and academic achievement in fourth- and fifth-grade students. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 39 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physical fitness for children. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Academic achievement. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Performance in children. en_US
dc.title The relationship between health-related physical fitness levels and academic achievement in elementary students en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/722142 en_US


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