Accession Number : AD0282175

Title :   THE DIMENSIONS OF PHYSICAL FITNESS-THE NATION-WIDE NORMATIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL STUDY OF BASIC TESTS.

Descriptive Note : TR 4

Corporate Author : YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN

Personal Author(s) : Fleishman,Edwin A.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Thirteen tests, measuring eight physical fitness factors, were administered to over 20,000 students between the ages of 12 and 18 in 45 cities throughout the U.S. The primary products of this effort are (1) the normative tables by which individual performance can be evaluated by test, age, and sex and (2) the 'growth curves' which show the development of the different physical proficiency components during the adolescent and subadult period. Finally, recommendations are made for batteries of tests which provide a more comprehensive and efficient coverage of physical fitness factors than do commonly used batteries in this area. The present report builds on earlier studies in this series which attempted to isolate and define the ability factors in this area of motor skill and to specify the tests most diagnostic of these ability factors. Any research program raises questions along with those it answers, and we have pointed these out along the way. These results should provide additional guidance to those engaged in physical fitness programs. The primary contribution lies in providing standards for the evaluation of individuals and programs in this area. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PHYSICAL FITNESS), (*EXERCISE), TESTS, MEASUREMENT, ANALYSIS, STANDARDIZATION, DESIGN, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), AGE, SEX

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE