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Thesis Master of Physical Education—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1963. Department of Physical Education.


Copyright 1963, the author. Used by permission.


The purpose of this study was to determine what relationship, if any, exists between selected anthropometric and physical performance measure and performance in the running hop, step, and jump.The research of this paper was confined to a study of statistical relationships between the selected measures and the total distance of the running hop, step, and jump performance of beginning performers.Only those measures were selected which were considered to have a significant relationship to performance in the event.The subjects of this study were all members of the freshman, sophomore, and junior classes of St. Paul’s High School of Concordia, Missouri, and all subjects were male.Three anthropometric measurements and eight physical performance tests were selected for administration.The anthropometric measurements were height, weight, and leg length. The physical performance tests were the 50- yard dash; standing broad jump; balance-beam test; Scott Obstacle Race; sit and reach test; leg-lift; standing hop, step, and jump; and the running broad jump.

The author concludes from that study several different points two among them was that all variables as measured in the study showed a significant relationship with the criterion beyond the .05 level of confidence, and that all three combinations of measures yielded multiple correlations with the criterion which were significant beyond the .01 level of confidence.

Advisor: Carlos L. Wear