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Title: C.A.H.P.E.R. fitness-performance test as validated by the Fleishman basic fitness test
Author: Jordan, Charles Stonehouse
Degree Master of Human Kinetics - MHK
Program Physical Education
Copyright Date: 1966
Subject Keywords Physical fitness -- Testing
Abstract: The purpose of this investigation was to ascertain the degree to which the C.A.H.P.E.R. Fitness-Performance Test is a valid measure of motor fitness as determined by the Fleishman Basic Fitness Test. A second purpose was to determine whether abbreviated batteries with little or no loss of validity can be developed. The subjects consisted of ninety grade six and seven boys enrolled at an elementary school in Vancouver. T-score values for each of the C.A.H.P.E.R. and Fleishman items were computed. These values were used to establish the internal criterion (average T-score value of the six C.A.H.P.E.R. variables) and the external criterion (average T-score value of the ten Fleishman variables). Intercorrelations between the six C.A.H.P.E.R. test items and their correlations with both the internal and external criterion were computed. The variables which yielded the best combined relationship with the criterion score were selected by the stepwise multiple regression method. The validity of the C.A.H.P.E.R. Fitness-Performance Test was determined by its correlation with the Fleishman Basic Fitness Test. Battery A, (the shuttle run, the 300 yard run, and the flexed arm hang) with an R of 0.961, was chosen as the best three item predictor of the internal criterion. Battery B, (Battery A and the standing broad jump) with its R of 0.9082, was found to be the best four item predictor. Battery D (the standing broad jump, the shuttle run, and the flexed arm hang) was chosen as the best three item indoor battery. Its multiple R was 0.894. Battery F (Battery D and the one minute speed sit-up) had an R of 0.941 and was chosen as the best four item indoor predictor of the internal criterion. Battery G, (the shuttle run and the 300 yard run) with its multiple R of 0.763, was chosen as the best two item predictor of the external criterion. With the addition of the standing broad jump, Battery H was formed. Its multiple R of 0.775, made this battery the best predictor of the external criterion. Battery J, (the standing broad jump, the shuttle run, and the flexed arm hang) with its R of 0.752, was chosen as the best indoor predictor of the external criterion. The high degree of validity of the C.A.H.P.E.R. Fitness-Performance Test as measured by the Fleishman Basic Fitness Test was substantiated by: a) the multiple correlation coefficient of 0.790, b) the zero-order correlation coefficient of 0.751. Batteries G and H, however, predict the Fleishman Test almost as well as the complete C.A.H.P.E.R. Test. The relatively high relationship between each of the following: a) the one minute speed sit-up, b) the shuttle run, c) the 50 yard run, d) the 300 yard run, indicated that the C.A.H.P.E.R. Fitness-Performance Test contains measures of variance common to more than one test item.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/37049
Series/Report no. UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/]
Scholarly Level: Graduate

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