Physical Fitness Parameters of Male Youth in U.S.A. and Belize, Central America

Physical Fitness Parameters of Male Youth in U.S.A. and Belize, Central America

  • Physical Fitness Parameters of Male Youth in U.S.A. and Belize, Central America

By Theodore Cox

 

Over 1, 000 9th and 10th grade male high school youth in the Country of Belize, Central America, were administered the AAHPER Youth Fitness test during the 1972-73 academic school year. Results were analyzed and compared to similar data in the United States. Of 41 comparisons utilizing the Student t for uncorrelated groups, 25 were significant at the .05 level of confidence. American youth tended to have better performance in the Sit-up, 50-Yard Dash and Softball Throw. The Belizean youth tended to have better performance in the Pull-up, Shuttle Run, Standing Broad Jump, and 600-Yard Run-Walk.

 

Cox, T. W. (1976). Physical fitness parameters of male youth in U.S.A. and Belize, Central America. (Master of Science), Oregon State University, Unpublished. Retrieved from http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/46064

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