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Criteria for the Development of a Free-Play Recreational Environment for Handicapped Children

Description: If there are to be more and improved recreational facilities for the handicapped, recreation planners, landscape architects, and architects must collect, analyze, and project pertinent data into comprehensive criteria for facility development. To develop the criteria, personal notes from site investigations and project developments were correlated with information from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; the National Therapeutic Recreation Association; the American Association on Mental Deficiency; and the National Recreation and Park Association.
Date: August 1972
Creator: Austin, Richard Lee
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A Normative Study of the Physical Fitness of Fourteen-, Fifteen-, and Sixteen-Year-Old Navajo Girls Using the AAHPER Youth Fitness Test

Description: The purpose of this study is to measure the physical fitness levels of Navajo girls fourteen to sixteen years of age using the AAHPER Youth Fitness Test and to establish norms based upon scores determined from test results from seven schools. These norms are also compared to national norms found in the manual accompanying the AAHPER Youth Fitness Test. The results of this study give an indication of the overall fitness level of fourteen-, fifteen-, and sixteenyear-old Navajo girls. Of the seven test items, the Navajo norms were below the national norm on five items and above on the softball throw and 600 yard run-walk
Date: August 1976
Creator: Beckford, Patricia A.
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The Relationship of Body Cathexis and Motor Performance in Junior High School Girls of Three Ethnic Groups

Description: This investigation is concerned with the problem of determining whether or not a significant relationship exists between body cathexis and motor performance in junior high school girls. In addition, the study investigates whether or not there are significant differences among Negro, white, and Mexican--American girls and seventh-,eighth-, and ninth-grade girls in body cathexis and motor ability performance.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Bedford, Jane
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A Comparative Survey of the Qualifications of Municipal Recreation Directors in the Southwest District and Standards Recommended by the National Recreation and Park Association

Description: This study investigated the background and experience of municipal recreation directors in the Southwest District of the United States and compared these qualifications with standards recommended by the National Recreation and Park Association.
Date: May 1968
Creator: Birkhead, Barry Michael
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Transfer of Training and Retroactive Inhibition Existent in the Learning of a Selected Tennis and Badminton Skill

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the transfer of training would affect the achievement and retention scores of subjects learning selected tennis and badminton skills. This study was intended to establish the most beneficial teaching progression for tennis and badminton skills.
Date: August 1968
Creator: Daniels, Diane
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The Selection, Use, and Maintenance of the Modalities of Physical Therapy by Selected Professional Athletic Trainers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Description: The study involved a survey of the selection, use, and maintenance of modalities of physical therapy by selected professional athletic trainers of high school, college, and professional athletic teams in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Gibbins, Douglas W.
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A Study of the Restricted, Remedial, and Adapted Programs of Physical Education for Boys in Selected Public High Schools in Texas

Description: This study sought to answer the question: Are public high schools in Texas providing for the physically handicapped students? This was a descriptive study of the restricted, remedial, and adapted programs of physical education for boys in selected public high schools in Texas.
Date: August 1965
Creator: Hardaway, Robert Newton
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An Analytical Study of Articles Published in Selected Issues of Five Popular Weekly Periodicals from January, 1947, to January, 1948, Pertaining to the Areas of Health Education, Physical Education, and Recreation

Description: The investigator undertook an analytical study of articles published in selected issues of five popular weekly periodicals from January, 1947, to January, 1948, pertaining to the areas of health and physical education and recreation.
Date: 1949
Creator: Hart, Dana R.
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A Study of Physical Education Programs of Negro Elementary Schools of Texas

Description: The study is an evaluation of the physical education programs of ninety-one elementary Negro schools of Texas. The following purposes were established for the study: 1) to obtain information concerning the administration, conduct, and scope of physical education programs in Negro elementary schools of Texas; 2) to evaluate the physical education programs of selected Negro elementary schools of Texas on the basis of criteria such as Texas Education Association and documentary sources; and 3) to make recommendations for future development of the physical education programs in the Negro elementary schools of Texas.
Date: January 1964
Creator: Holmes, Charles Murphy
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A Survey and Comparison of Educational and Experiential Qualifications of Selected City Recreation Directors in Texas

Description: A major problem in today's parks and recreation departments is the selection of qualified leaders. The magnitude and quality of recreation programs is apparently directly related to leadership. Information pertaining to present qualifications of recreation leadership is important in selecting or utilizing future recreational leaders.
Date: August 1970
Creator: Johnson, Steven L.
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The Effects of Three Conditions Involving Active or Passive Observers Upon Performance of College Females on a Volleyball Overhand Serve Test

Description: The purposes of the study were to determine if college females perform best on the AAHPER Volleyball Serve Test with classmates passively or actively observing, or instructor only actively observing, and to determine which condition was best for high, medium, and low skilled beginners. Subjects were sixty-three college females. Data were analyzed by a two-way analysis of variance with repeated measures. Conclusions of the investigation were beginners perform better with active than passive observers present; highly skilled beginners perform better with active observers than instructor only present; medium skilled beginners perform better with active observers and instructor only than passive observers present; and low skilled beginners showed no significant difference between conditions.
Date: August 1978
Creator: Ketterer, Patti
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Personality Enhancement and the Summer Camp Experience

Description: The study was undertaken to discover if the summer camp experience enhanced personality traits of participants in the camp program. The study was implemented at Greene Family Camp in Bruceville, Texas, during the summer of 1985. Utilized were analyses of variance and two types of factor analyses: principal-components analysis with varimax rotation and principal axis factoring with oblique rotation of factor matrices elicited. Five personality areas were analyzed--sociability, independence, achievement, environmental awareness, and spirituality. Spirituality emerged so strongly that it was removed from further analyses. Remaining personality areas emerged, but groupings of variables, especially those relating to achievement and independence, suggest an inherent commonality among the complex facets of personality. Based on these findings, the researcher recommends further investigation and careful replication.
Date: August 1987
Creator: Kurtz, G. Brian (Gerald Brian)
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A Study of the Cardiovascular Training Effects of Aerobic Dance Instruction Among College Age Females

Description: Thirty-one college age females enrolled in aerobic dance conditioning classes were subjects. The purposes were to determine if aerobic dance is sufficiently vigorous to elicit a heart rate capable of producing a training effect and to determine whether a training effect heart rate level can be maintained. The narco-biosystems telemetry was used to monitor heart rates. Each subject performed one aerobic dance at three trials. Twelve-minute run/walk pretests and post-tests were given to assign fitness levels. Results of the study indicate that aerobic dance is an effective cardiovascular training program. Resting heart rates decreased, fitness levels improved, and training intensity heart rates were elicited and maintained at each of the trials.
Date: August 1975
Creator: Maas, Sonia Hart
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A Comparison of Performance on Four Gross Motor Skill Tests of Dyslexic and Non-Dyslexic Boys Aged Nine through Twelve

Description: The primary purpose of this study was to compare performance on selected gross motor skills of elementary school-aged children diagnosed as dyslexic and a similar group of school-aged children who are identified as non-dyslexic. A secondary purpose of the study will be to compare performance within the dyslexic group according to the severity of the affliction.
Date: August 1970
Creator: Ness, Donna K.
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A Study of the Relationship of Health Knowledge and Health Practices of the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelth Grade Students of Cooper High School, Delta County, Texas during the Academic Year of 1966-1967

Description: The following purposes were proposed in undertaking the study: 1. to determine the health knowledge of the students selected for the study, as indicated by a standardized test; 2. to determine the health practices of the students selected for the study, as indicated by a standardized inventory; and 3. to determine if there is a relation between the health knowledge and the health practices of the students selected for the study.
Date: August 1967
Creator: Newsom, Roy L.
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Fatigue and Recuperation Curves under Varying Lengths of Intertrial Recovery Periods

Description: The purposes of this study were to investigate the effect that strength level had upon fatigue and recuperation under the two conditions of five- and thirty-second interval duration periods. Another purpose was to compare the results of this study to similar studies using male subjects in order to determine if women's response patterns to tests of strength were similar to those of men.
Date: August 1968
Creator: Osborne, Jacquelyn
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Relationships of Balance Tests to Olympic Balance Beam Performance

Description: This study sought to identify a balance test or combination of tests that would efficiently predict Olympic Balance Beam performance. Of interest, too, was the effect previous experience might have on the performance of standardized and modified balance tests. In order to determine if height affected balance performance and would therefore be an element to consider in teaching methods and progressions, the Bass Stick Test and Sideward Leap Test were raised to a height of three feet and eleven inches.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Sanborn, Carla Rickert
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The Effects of Unilateral Exercise Upon the Reaction-Movement Time of the Exercised Arm and the Contralateral Arm

Description: The purposes of the study were to determine (1) the effect which exercise of the nondominant arm would have upon the reaction-movement time of the dominant and nondominant arms, (2) the degree to which fatigue transfers from one arm to the other arm, and (3) the influence of lateral dominance upon the reaction-movement time of both the dominant, and nondominant arms.
Date: May 1973
Creator: Schmidt, Dianne L.
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