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An Evaluation of the Physical Education, Health, and Recreation Program of the Waco State Home
"The purpose of this study was to evaluate the program of physical education, health, and recreation of the Waco State School from 1933 to 1940...In view of these definite results, the conclusion is made that the Physical Education, Health, and Recreation Program of the Waco State Home has been successful in the following respects: 1. It has developed normal, happy children who have a chance to become useful, self-supporting children. 2. The Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Program of the Home has met and exceeded in many respects the educational standards for such activities. 3. The Waco State Home has performed a great educational service in remolding warped, underprivileged children."--leaf 2.
The Operation of the T Formation in Football at North Texas State College
The author undertook to present the system of football used by North Texas from 1940 through 1950, the T formation, which he has used since 1941. The purpose of the study was to present the T formation as we use it, in the system of football we endeavor to coach. A further purpose was to organize the data in such a way that they would be available for use by the Physical Education Department of North Texas State College, and perhaps be helpful to men working in the field of football coaching.
The General Development of Safety Education with Special Reference to the Safety Program of the Public Schools of Dallas, Texas
"The purpose of this thesis is to show the general development of safety education in the home, the school, and the community with special reference to the safety program in the Public Schools of Dallas, Texas. In this study of the general development of safety education the writer has treated the problem in the following divisions: (1) History of the safety movement (2) Safety education (3) Public safety education (4) Safety program in Dallas (5) Home safety (6) School safety and (7) Safety program in the Dallas Public Schools. Special consideration was given to the safety program of the Public Schools of Dallas "-- leaf 1.
A Survey of the Activities of the High School Students and Adults in the Community Bounded by the School District of Springtown, Texas, to Determine the Economic, Physical, Religious, and Social Standards of the Community
"...This interest developed into a four-fold problem: (1) to discover and report the history of the Springtown Independent School District, (2) to show the growth of this school district (3) to discover and report the activities in which the adults and high school students of this community participate and those in which they would like to take part; and (4) to determine the religious, social, and economic standards of the community."
A Comparative Study of the 1939-40 Living Conditions of Dormitory and Non-Dormitory Men Attending North Texas State Teachers College, Denton, Texas
"The purpose of the study is two-fold: (1) to compare the 1939-40 living conditions that prevailed in the men's college dormitory with living conditions that existed in sixteen college-supervised residences for men; (2) to compare the living conditions that existed in 1939-40 in both the men's dormitory and the college-supervised residences for men with standards set up by authorities in the field of college student housing."--1.
A History of the North Texas State Teachers College Demonstration School
Covers the development of training schools, the history of the North Texas State Teachers College demonstration school, facilities and personnel, curriculum, and a comparison with other studies.
Methods and Procedures in Determining a Recreation Program for the City of Denton, Texas
The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent the existing Recreation Program of Denton, Texas provides for the leisure time needs of the citizens of Denton. After the existing program was surveyed, the results were compared with the standards set up by the National Recreation Association for a city the size of Denton. From a comparison of the present program and the standards, an effort was made to formulate a program that would meet the leisure time needs of the citizenship of Denton.
A Survey of the Growth and the Development of Extra-Curricular Activities in North Texas State Teachers College, 1919-1939
"This survey of extra-curricular activates in North Texas State Teachers College from 1919 to 1939 was made to determine when and how extra-curricular activates made their appearances and developed in this institution."--v.
A Survey of the Leisure Time Activities of the Senior High School Girls of Big Spring, Texas
"This study has two-fold purpose: (1) to determine how the senior high school girls of Big Spring, Texas spend their leisure time and the relation, if any, of certain home and community facilities and instruction as factors which govern the amount and type of leisure activities, (2) to determine whether the public schools are preparing the students for the wise use of leisure time. "-- leaf 3.
An Analysis of the Hobbies of the Fifth Grade Boys of Twelve Elementary Schools of Dallas, Texas
"The purpose of this study was to determine the percent of boys who had hobbies; what influenced their choice of hobbies; what types of hobbies were selected; what were their recreational, educational, and vocational values; and what were their environmental influences...One hundred and ninety-eight questionnaires were filed out in the schools that were in the high economic districts, one hundred ninety-one in the medium districts, and one hundred ninety-seven in the low districts. This made a total of five hundred and sixty-five questionnaires used in the analysis... Comparisons and analyses of all the groups were made by means of numbers, percentages, and averages. "-- leaves 3,7
A Study of the Participation and Interests in Leisure Time Activities of the Women of Dallas, Texas
"It is the purpose of this investigation to discover and report how the women of Dallas, Texas, spend their time when not engaged in their daily occupation. ... it attempts to disclose the trend of interest of various groups according to age, salary, and occupation; the influence of previous training; the reasons for non-participation in the activities in which they desire to take part. It is a further purpose to formulate various plans which are to evaluate academically or non-academically the activities that should be included in the program for the modern girl in the secondary school."-- leaf 1.
The Construction of a Test to Measure Perceptual Ability in Tennis for College Women
"The purpose of this study are (1) to identify some of the factors involved in this perceptual ability, (2) to devise a test to measure these factors, and (3) to determine if this test has any predictive validity."--4.
A Study of Coaching Techniques Employed by Coaches of the Interscholastic League Boys' Championship Class B Basketball Teams of Texas
This was a study of coaching techniques employed by coaches of boys' basketball teams placing first and second in Class B bi-district tournaments of the University Interscholastic League of Texas for the season 1966-67.
Personnel Study of North Texas State Teachers College Lettermen from 1936 to 1946 as to Military and Scholastic Attainments During World War II
The purposes of this study are (1) to determine military and scholastic achievements made by North Texas State Teachers College lettermen during World War II; (2) to make tabulations of these achievements; and (3) to provide references and data on these athletes during World War II.
The Effects of Two Methods of Training on Arm Strength
A study was made to investigate the relative effectiveness of two methods of training on the development of arm strength. The purposes of the study included the following: 1. To determine functional arm strength of male students enrolled in physical education classes selected for the study. 2. To conduct specific exercise programs in each of the selected classes. 3. To determine the relative effectiveness of the selected programs in developing arm strength.
An Evaluative Study to Determine the Present Status of the Administration of Public Recreation in Denton, Texas, with a Proposed Plan for Future Development
The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent the public recreation of Denton under the present administrative setup is serving the needs of the citizenship of Denton. Various agencies affording recreation for their own members or sponsoring recreation activities affecting other inhabitants of Denton were surveyed to determine the present status of administration of public recreation in Denton. The results of the survey were compared with standards set up by the National Recreation Association for cities the size of Denton. From a comparison of the present status and the standards, an effort was made to formulate a basis of administration that would be sound and business-like, well co-ordinated, and consistent with good governmental practice.
The Growth and Development of the Park and Recreation Facilities and Program for the City of Dallas, Texas from 1876 to 1946
This study was made to show the growth and development of the recreation movement; the acquisition of property, and improvements; costs; facilities; activities; and participation from the beginning of the movement in the City of Dallas, Texas from 1876 to 1946.
A Comparative Study of the Expansion of Recreation Facilities, Equipment, and Activities of the Dallas Park and Recreation Departments with the Increase in the Population of Dallas, Texas from 1940 to 1950
The investigator had the following purposes in mind: 1. To determine the expansion of the recreational facilities equipment, and activities of the Dallas Park and Recreation Departments from 1940 to 1950. 2. To determine the increase in population of Dallas, Texas from 1940 to 1950. 3. To determine the sections of Dallas where population has shown an increase from 1940 to 1950. 4. To determine the sections of Dallas where recreational activities have increased from 1940 to 1950. 5. To determine the sections of Dallas where the need for the expansion of facilities is indicated by the growth of the population and by the existing offerings of the Recreation department.
A Study of the Effects of Classroom Instruction in the Areas of Folk Dance, Modern Dance, and Tap Dance Upon the Development of Rhythmic Ability of College Women
The following purposes were proposed for the development of this study: A. To determine whether or not rhythmic ability as measured by the Harvey Rhythm Test is developed through participation in a folk dance class. B. To determine whether or not rhythmic ability as measured by the Harvey Rhythm Test is developed through participation in a modern dance class. C. To determine whether or not rhythmic ability as measured by the Harvey Rhythm Test is developed through participation in a tap dance class. D. To compare results of the Harvey Rhythm Test at the completion of the experimental period and to indicate any differences in development of rhythmic ability in the organized classes of folk dance, modern dance, and tap dance.
The Status of Head Baseball Coaches in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in Regard to the Professional Preparation Standards for Coaches as Set Forth By the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
The study conducted consisted of an interview with forty-eight varsity baseball coaches of the University Interscholastic League high schools within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Overall the coaches were found to be a highly qualified group of physical educators. Findings of the study included data on the playing experience, coaching experience, and educational backgrounds of the coaches. Physical education/ coaching areas investigated included: 1) medical-legal, 2) sociological and psychological, 3) kinesiological, 4) physiological, and 5) theory and techniques of coaching. Recommendations included continued professional involvement of coaches, further studies on professional preparation, a course in legal liability, and implementation of a "coaching endorsement".
Dynamic Balance and Rhythm Among Elementary Pupils
This study of the relationship between dynamic balance and rhythm tests the hypothesis that a positive relationship exists between these two factors. One hundred fifty-two fifth- and sixth-graders were given the Nelson Balance Test and an adaptation of Ashton's Practical Rhythm Test. The Pearson product-moment coefficient of correlation was used in the analysis of the data. The reliability of the tests was very low. The relationship between dynamic balance and rhythm was . 08, an unreliable correlation from which no conclusions could be drawn. It was recommended that improved methods of measuring dynamic balance and rhythm be developed for elementary pupils.
A Survey of the Men's Physical Education Program at North Texas State University
"This was a survey of the men's physical education program at North Texas State University for the spring semester of 1969."--2.
Survey of Non-Triple Option and Triple Option Football Formation Success in Class AAAA Texas High Schools from 1968 to 1975
This study was designed to survey the 239 Class AAAA high schools in Texas from 1968 to 1975. The purpose of the study was to determine the difference in the number of wins of non-triple option and triple option teams. A Tukey t test was computed on the data received from the Class AAAA schools to determine if a significant difference existed. Computation of data revealed that in no year was there a significant difference in the number of wins of non-triple option and triple option teams. The conclusion of this investigation is the type of offensive football formation does not significantly affect the prospects of winning or losing games.
Comparison of the Personalities of Non-Injured and Injured Female Athletes in Intercollegiate Competition
This study was designed to determine if differences exist between the personalities of injured and non-injured athletes, injured and non-injured athletes in individual sports, and injured and non-injured athletes in team sports. Subjects were forty-three female athletes selected from six intercollegiate teams. The test instrument was the Cattell Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire. Data were analyzed by the two-way analysis of variance. Alpha was .05. Conclusions of the investigation were that the personality of injured athletes does not differ from the personality of non-injured athletes, that non-injured athletes in individual sports are more self-assured than non-injured athletes in team sports, and that the personality of athletes in team sports does not differ from the personality of athletes in individual sports.
Swinging Gait Patterns and Preferred Rung Spacing During Free Choice Horizontal Ladder Traverses
Fifty-one subjects each performed two trials which consisted of traversing a horizontal ladder. Film records were made of each trial using a high-speed camera. Absolute and relative temporal and kinematic parameters were obtained from the film records. The conclusions were that there was no age related interaction or differences in preferred rung spacing or contact/airborne times. A Chi-Square analysis did show a preference for a specific gait pattern for the six year old age group.
The Growth and Development of the Physical Education Program for Men in the Colleges and Universities of the United States of America
The purpose of this study was to compile an account of the growth and development of physical education for men in the colleges and universities in the United States. The plan was to organize the historical literature and the material obtained from the investigation in such a way as to make it of value to the institutions of higher learning in the further development of their physical education programs.
The Educational and Recreational Value of Swimming in Texas as Revealed by the Municipal and Educational Institutions
The purpose of this study was undertaken first, to determine, in so far as possible, the extent of the growing popularity of swimming throughout Texas; second, to discover what provisions were being made to meet the new demands for more adequate facilities and instruction; third, to reveal the extent of swimming participation in the state; fourth, to reveal data showing the extent and kind of swimming facilities in the state; and fifth, to evaluate the data found.
Relationship Between Heel Length in Ratio to Foot Length and Performance in the Vertical Jump
Although the vertical jump has long been an accepted and valuable test of explosive strength and physical ability, the major factors affecting performance have not been isolated. This study was designed to investigate vertical-jump performance in relation to certain foot measurements. Two ratios comprised of heel/foot length and arch length/foot length were correlated to vertical-jump performance.
Wall Volley Test Performance as a Function of Grip and Wrist Strength
This study tested the hypothesis that grip and wrist strength affect performance on wall volley tests that were designed to test ability in tennis, badminton, and volleyball.
The Effects of a Unit in Selected Gymnastic and Tumbling Activities upon the Arm and Shoulder Strength of Eleventh-grade Girls
The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not the arm and shoulder strength of eleventh-grade girls would significantly increase during participation in a gymnastic and selected tumbling unit. The unit included activities on the parallel bars, side horse, balance beam, and specific tumbling activities.
The Effects of Three Physical Education Activites on Selected Physical Fitness Components
This study was designed to investigate the relative effects of selected physical education activities upon four components of physical well-being of college men. This study was intended to determine if changes occur in endurance, flexibility, balance, and agility by groups participating in either apparatus gymnastics, wrestling or swimming.
A Study of the Effect of a Creative Dance Program on the Physical Fitness Level of Mentally Retarded Subjects at Denton State School Denton,Texas
The study was undertaken for the following purposes: 1. To determine the present level of physical fitness of a group of mentally retarded girls at Denton State School. 2. To determine the effect of a creative dance program, devised by the author, on the physical fitness level of a group of mentally retarded girls at Denton State School. 3. To determine the feasibility of the inclusion of creative dance in an overall physical education program for mentally retarded girls.
A Comparison of Strength Gains from Two Weight Training Programs for Fifteen Weeks of Active Exercise
Two different weight training programs were compared to determine which was most effective in improving strength. The experiment was conducted with the bench press, leg press, and sitting press for a period of fifteen weeks.
The Effect of Three Conditions of Practice on the Performance of the Football Center Snap by College Students
The problem of this study was to determine the effect mental practice, physical practice, and a combination of physical and mental practice had upon the accuracy of the football center snap for field goals and extra points after a touchdown.
Effects of Varied Intervals of Rest between Warm-Up and Performance on 440-Yard Dash Times
A comparative study was made of the effects of varied time intervals of rest between warm-up and performance in the 440-yard dash by students in selected physical education classes at North Texas State University during the spring semester of 1967. This study was made to determine if the length of a rest interval after cessation of warm-up activity has any significant effect upon the subsequent performance in a 440-yard dash, and to determine if any length of rest interval facilitates performance in a 440-yard dash.
The Status of Coaches of Boys' Interscholastic Basketball in Class A Senior High Schools in Texas
This was a study of the status of coaches of boys' interscholastic basketball in class A senior high schools in Texas.
The Status of Coaches of Boys' Interscholastic Basketball in Class AA High Schools of Texas
The purposes of the study were as follows: 1. To determine personal aspects of the basketball coach of Class AA high schools of Texas. 2. To determine professional preparation and experience of coaches involved in the study. 3. To determine professional load of basketball coaches included in the study. 4. To determine economic status of basketball coaches of Class AA high schools of Texas. 5. To determine information concerning the status of basketball coaches within the school system. 6. To determine information concerning the community status of coaches of the study.
A Study of the Relationship between the Running Broad Jump and the Standing Broad Jump and of the Validity of the Three Trial Method
The investigation proposes a comparative study to determine whether or not there is a relationship between the running broad jump and the standing broad jump based upon the results of the performances of two hundred and seventy girls enrolled in Jefferson Junior High School, Abilene, Texas, and to determine whether or not one of the three allowed performances consistently results in the greatest distance.
The Use of Audio-Visual Aids in the Conduct of Interscholastic Athletics for Boys in AA High Schools of Texas
The purpose of this study was to make an investigation of the use of audio-visual aids in the conduct of interscholastic athletics for boys in AA High Schools in Texas.
A Determination of the Number of Trials for a Valid Measure of Two Selected Skills
A study was made to determine the number of trials required for a valid measure of skill of seventh grade girls for the softball throw for distance and for the standing broad jump at MacArthur Junior High School in Beaumont, TX.
A Study of the Effects of Three Programs upon the Development of the Volley and the Serve as Used in the Sport of Volleyball
The problem of this study was to investigate through experimentation whether or not there would be any significant improvement of one hundred and fifty girls enrolled in the seventh and eighth grades of Azle Junior High School of Azle, TX, in their performance of the volleyball volley and serve upon the completion of prescribed programs.
A Study of the Relationship of Three Surfaces on the Performances of High School Girls in the Shuttle Run
This study was concerned with the differences of three surfaces (dirt, asphalt, or wood) on the performance of girls in the shuttle run.
A Study of the Administrative and Curriculum Procedures Used for the Development of Men Physical Education Major in State Supported Colleges and Universities in Thirteen Selected States in the Southeast Portion of the United States of America
This study was undertaken for the following purposes: 1. To determine whether or not the department attempts to find or evaluate the students' level of proficiency in physical activities, and, if so, what method is used. 2. To learn methods employed by the institutions of the study to determine the skills which should be required of men physical education majors. 3. To determine provisions made in the curriculum for the major student to acquire these skills.
An Evaluative Study of the Physical Education Program for College Women in the Punjab of West Pakistan with Recommendations for Future Development
The study was undertaken for the following purposes: 1. To make a study of the past and present Pakistan culture significant to physical education for college women in the Punjab. 2. To make a study of the present physical education program for women in colleges in the Punjab. 3. To evaluate the present women's physical education program for the college level in the Punjab of West Pakistan. 4. To make recommendations for future development of the physical education program for college women in the Punjab area of West Pakistan.
An Analytical Study of the Administration of Athletic Trips for Boys in Selected Texas Public High Schools
This is an analytical study of the administration of trips for athletic competition for boys in selected Texas public high schools.
A Comparative Study of the Administration and Conduct of an Equitation Program in Private Summer Camps of Texas and of Northern and Northeastern States
Because of the lack in the research field, the investigator undertook a comparative study of the administration and conduct of an equitation program in girls' private summer camps of northern and northeastern states and of Texas.
A Critical Study of Financial Status, Enrollment and Team Records of the Teams from Ten Class "A" Football Districts in Texas from 1946 though 1948
The investigator made a critical study to determine the relationship of the success of football teams from ten class "A" football districts of the University Interscholastic League with the financial status and enrollment from 1946 through 1948.
An Evaluation of the Physical Education Program of Arlington State College with Recommendations for Future Development
The problem undertaken in this investigation was that of making an evaluation of the Physical Education Program of Arlington State College with recommendations for future development.
A Comparison of the Physical Development, Motor Capacity, and Strength of Anglo-American and Spanish-American Boys in El Paso High School, El Paso, Texas
The problem of the present investigation may be briefly stated as follows: To make a comparison of the physical development, motor capacities, and strength of the Spanish-American and Anglo-American boys of the El Paso High School, El Paso, Texas.
A Survey of Health Programs in Texas High Schools of 50 to 500 Enrollment
The purposes of this study are: (1) to provide a history of school health programs; (2) to secure from authorities in the field an idea of what constitutes a good school health program; (3) to examine present programs in Texas Public High Schools of 50 to 500 enrollment in order to determine the nature of activities being carried on; (4) to show how programs are organized, administered, and financed; and (5) to point out existing deficiencies and to offer recommendations for improving present programs based upon the most successful and outstanding patterns.