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The Effects Of Habitual Physical Activity On Number Of Colds And Incidence Of Cold Symptoms, Katie Lynn Maniatis Jan 1998

The Effects Of Habitual Physical Activity On Number Of Colds And Incidence Of Cold Symptoms, Katie Lynn Maniatis

Masters Theses

The purpose of this investigation was to compare frequency of colds and symptoms of upper respiratory infection in college students who have different levels of habitual physical activity. Subjects were Eastern Illinois University students (N=535, aged 18-25). A survey was conducted which included questions inquiring about demographic information, physical activity habits, the number of colds contracted the month before the survey, and symptom number and severity. Data collection occurred between February 12th and March 1st, 1998. This particular time period was chosen for several reasons, including that student stress level should have been lower than at the beginning or ...


A Comparison Of Measures In Physical Fitness And Biological Maturity Between Female Gymnasts And Females Not Involved In Organized Sport, Cara Kokenes Jan 1998

A Comparison Of Measures In Physical Fitness And Biological Maturity Between Female Gymnasts And Females Not Involved In Organized Sport, Cara Kokenes

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in physical fitness and biological development between two groups of twelve year old females. One group consisted of idividuals who had been involved in competitive sport for at least two years while the other group was not involved in organized sport. Two groups of 20 subjects were examined in terms of height, weight, flexibility, strength, body composition, maturation, eating attitudes, and cardiorespiratory endurance. The results indicated that the gymnasts were significantly (p<.05) shorter, lighter, stronger in regard to left hand grip strength, lower in percent body fat, less biologically mature, and had greater cardiorespiratory fitness than the non-gymnasts. No significant differences were observed in right hand grip strength or eating attitudes. It was concluded that maturation level as well as gymnastic training played a major role in influencing values obtained through measurements of physical fitness.


A Factor Analysis Of Physical Fitness Components For Seventh Grade Chinese Students, Chen-Hsing Huang Jan 1981

A Factor Analysis Of Physical Fitness Components For Seventh Grade Chinese Students, Chen-Hsing Huang

Masters Theses

The main purpose of this study is to explore the basic elements of physical fitness, which can serve as a source for the construction of a physical fitness test for Chinese students. The subjects of this study are 100 male seventh grade students of junior high school in Kaohsiung City, Republic of China.

A physical fitness test consisting of 29 subtests was devised and used as the basis for the investigation. Data collected from tests were analyzed by means of factor analysis and resulting in the following:

I. Seven basic elements that account for physical fitness were found. They were ...


Agricultural Education In Eastern Illinois - Transfer Of Learnings To The Gambia, Joseph N'Dong Jan 1980

Agricultural Education In Eastern Illinois - Transfer Of Learnings To The Gambia, Joseph N'Dong

Masters Theses

Dr. Robert Shuff my advisor, and I, decided that it would be useful that my field experience be geared toward finding out for myself how vocational agriculture is managed in institutions around Eastern Illinois University. The intent was to help me determine if any of the methods in use could be recommended for adoption in Gambian Institutions. My advisor arranged the visits as outlined in the log of activities in the final paragraph of the introduction.

Chapter one involves my meeting with Mr. Louis Christen, Director of Coles County Extension Service. During the interview, he described the history, function and ...


The Effects Of A Calisthenic Exercise Program On Fourth Grade Elementary School Children, Toby Bedford Jan 1976

The Effects Of A Calisthenic Exercise Program On Fourth Grade Elementary School Children, Toby Bedford

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Effect Of Speed Of Muscle Contraction On Strength Improvement, Terry Alan Dieckhoff Jan 1974

Effect Of Speed Of Muscle Contraction On Strength Improvement, Terry Alan Dieckhoff

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


A Study Of The Validity Of Two Indirect Predictors Of Maximal Oxygen Uptake, Robert V. Sedik Jan 1973

A Study Of The Validity Of Two Indirect Predictors Of Maximal Oxygen Uptake, Robert V. Sedik

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Selected Motor Activities On The Social Adjustment And Motor Educability Of Educable Mentally Handicapped Children, Valerie S. Twenter Jan 1967

The Effect Of Selected Motor Activities On The Social Adjustment And Motor Educability Of Educable Mentally Handicapped Children, Valerie S. Twenter

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


An Investigation Of Motor Ability Tests With Application To The Battery Used By The Department Of Physical Education For Women At Eastern Illinois University, Lois Ann Loveland Jan 1964

An Investigation Of Motor Ability Tests With Application To The Battery Used By The Department Of Physical Education For Women At Eastern Illinois University, Lois Ann Loveland

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Gymnastic Routines On Blood Pressure And Pulse Rate, Robert Ferguson Jan 1964

The Effect Of Gymnastic Routines On Blood Pressure And Pulse Rate, Robert Ferguson

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Influence Of Dance On Ability To Jump In Basketball, Neveta Salmons Jan 1964

The Influence Of Dance On Ability To Jump In Basketball, Neveta Salmons

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.