A study to compare involvement in fitness programs, knowledge of fitness, attitude towards fitness, perceived fitness and attained fitness levels of university students

Wheeler, Gerald Wayne (1978) A study to compare involvement in fitness programs, knowledge of fitness, attitude towards fitness, perceived fitness and attained fitness levels of university students. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the relationships among involvement in fitness programs, knowledge of fitness, attitude toward fitness, perceived fitness and attained fitness levels as characteristics of physical fitness of university student. A battery of tests to measure each of the variables was administered to forty-two university students enrolled in the spring semester Education 3070, a third year course. -- Significant positive correlations were found between the following variables: involvement in fitness programs and attitude toward fitness, involvement in fitness programs and knowledge of fitness, involvement in fitness programs and actual fitness levels, attitude toward fitness and perceived fitness, attitude toward fitness and actual fitness levels and perceived fitness and knowledge of fitness. -- Male and female differences regarding the five variables of fitness were also compared. Only one significant relationship was recorded, that being on the involvement variable, between male and female groups. -- In this study, differences in age groups were also compared on the five variables of fitness. It was found that no significant relationship existed between the various age groups.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9929
Item ID: 9929
Additional Information: Bibliography : leaves 56-63.
Department(s): Human Kinetics and Recreation, School of > Physical Education
Date: 1978
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Physical fitness.

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