Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Kinesiology & Public Health Education


The purpose of the study was to compare the values of selected high school male athletic participants and non- participants enrolled in grades ten to twelve at St. Boniface Diocesan High School. The instrument used was the Allport- Vernon-Lindzey Study of Values. The purpose of the test was to measure the relative prominence of six basic interests as motives in personality.

The population chosen for this research study was the finite population of the male students enrolled at St. Boniface Diocesan High School during the 1974-75 school year. Hie population was divided into two strata: athletic partici pants and non-participants. A random sample of stibjects was then taken from each stratum, using random table of numbers.

The tests were hand scored and points assigned to each of the six measured values. Means and standard deviations were calculated for each variable, for each of the two groups The means and standard deviations wei'e then compared between the participant, non-participant and national norm groups. The t test was calculated to determine the significance of the comparisons.

There were no significant differences when the t test was calculated at .05 level of significance and 59 degrees of freedom between the participant and non-participant, group.

There was a significant difference between the nonparticipant group and the national norm group on the social scale. The t test calculations at .05 level of significance and 29 degrees of freedom showed that the non-participants scored significantly higher on the social scale. There were significant differences between the participants and the national norm group. The t test calculations at .05 level of significance and 29 degrees of freedom showed that the participants scored higher on the social scale and lower on the theoretical and religious scale than the national norm grouo.