Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Kinesiology & Public Health Education
The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not Manitoba school students of rural areas were better physically fit than students of urban areas. The investigator was also interested in finding out how these two areas (urban and rural) compared to the National Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (CAHPER) standards. The comparisons were made by (1) comparing the mean of the rural and urban test results based on the findings of the Centennial Athletic Awards Programme: (2) by compar- ing the mean of rural and urban areas with the CAHPER mean.
The null hypothesis was assumed for this study (.01 level) and the "t" technique for testing the significance of the difference between mean was used to compare the mean of urban and rural children, at each age level, for each event and for both sexes. The "t" technique was also used to compare the mean of urban and rural children to CAHPER fitness mean at each age level, for each event and for both sexes.
Results indicated that no significant difference existed in the physical fitness of urban and rural students. There were, however, significant differences in favor of the Manitoba students (urban and rural) when compared to the national CAHPER fitness mean.
Rosin, Daniel E., "A Physical Fitness Comparison Between Rural and Urban Children and Canadian Fitness Standards" (1969). Theses and Dissertations. 3674.