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An analysis of the effects of a computer-based fitness program on ninth-grade students' attitudes and fitness scores in physical education
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, Alliant International University, San Diego, United States

Alliant International University, San Diego . Awarded

Abstract

The problem. The purpose of this study was to investigate the difference between two groups' physical fitness scores and the use of a computer-based individualized fitness program and 9th-grade student's physical fitness scores.

Method. An experimental study was conducted, and 81 students who were enrolled in public school physical educations classes were administered a pretest and a posttest in the 1-mile run and push-up test, and a fitness questionnaire. The fitness questionnaire was used to assess attitudes regarding fitness, and the FITNESSGRAM test was used to measure physical fitness.

Results. For all hypotheses, it was predicted the group that had access to the computer-based fitness program would demonstrate a significant difference at the 95% confidence level than the group that did not. The 1st hypothesis, which predicted a difference between 9th-grade female students' 1-mile run times, was supported. The 2nd hypothesis, which predicted a difference between 9 th-grade male students' 1-mile run times, was supported. The 3 rd hypothesis, which predicted a difference between 9th-grade female students' push-up tests, was not supported. The 4th fourth hypothesis, which predicted a difference between 9th-grade male students' push-up tests, was not supported. The 5th hypothesis, which predicted a difference between 9th-grade female students' attitudes, was not supported. The 6th hypothesis, which predicted a difference between 9th-grade male students' attitudes, was not supported.

Results of the study supported the premise that the computer-based individual fitness program, which focused on individual goal setting and self-monitoring of fitness levels, was directly related to student performance on the FITNESSGRAM 1-mile run.

The 9th-grade female group saw the greatest positive change in scores with the individualized fitness program and the 1-mile run. The 9th-grade male group saw the least amount of change in scores with the fitness questionnaire.

Citation

Butler, K. An analysis of the effects of a computer-based fitness program on ninth-grade students' attitudes and fitness scores in physical education. Ph.D. thesis, Alliant International University, San Diego. Retrieved May 20, 2019 from .

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