Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Kinesiology & Public Health Education
This study was undertaken to develop a standard .for the minimum level of proficiency in gymnastics skills for male physical education majors at Dickinson State College.
To set the desired standard, a skill proficiency test in gymnastics had to be devised. This test was constructed in the following fashion. First, an instrument had to be designed which would secure from selected NAIA and NCAA gymnastics coaches and physical education instructors their opinions as to which skills in gymnastics male physical education majors should be able to perform. These data were collected by the use of a questionnaire.
From the results of the questionnaire, the writer determined which gymnastics skills to use as test items. This test was then administered to seventy male physical education majors at Dickinson State College during the 1969-1970 ^school year and to twenty-three physical education majors during the 1970-1971 school year. The scores were totaled and recorded for each student according to the seven competitive areas of gymnastics.
After these data were collected, group means and standard deviations were computed at the University of North Dakota computer center. From these norms a standard or minimum level of proficiency in gymnastics skills for male physical education majors at Dickinson State College was set at 30 on a table of standard scores.
Ryan, Michael J., "Gymnastics Skills Standards for Male Physical Education Majors at Dickinson State College" (1971). Theses and Dissertations. 3490.