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A Study Of Significant Differences Between The Mean Verbal Format & Visual Format Crume/Ellis Wilderness Anxiety Scale Scores Of Fifth & Sixth Grade Students, Kelly Rogers May 1993

A Study Of Significant Differences Between The Mean Verbal Format & Visual Format Crume/Ellis Wilderness Anxiety Scale Scores Of Fifth & Sixth Grade Students, Kelly Rogers

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The problem statement for this study was: "Will there be a significant difference between the mean verbal format and mean visual format CEWAS scores of fifth and sixth grade students'"

There would seem a need for this study due to the increasing number of participants in outdoor recreational activities. This increase introduces many environmental concerns which must be addressed in order to maintain present conditions at wilderness areas.

Data related to wilderness anxiety among fifth and sixth grade male and female students attending McNeill Elementary School in Bowling Green, Kentucky, were collected analyzed for significant difference. Randomly selected pretest (verbal ...


Six Volleyball Skill Tests As A Predictor Of Game Performance, Donetta J. Cothran Jul 1992

Six Volleyball Skill Tests As A Predictor Of Game Performance, Donetta J. Cothran

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of six selected volleyball skill tests to actual volleyball game performance. The six skill test items were administered to 64 subjects, who were all members of a college level introductory volleyball course. Based on the ratings of a panel of experts, subjects were rated during game play as good, average, or poor performers.

The stepwise discriminant analysis was used to analyze the relationship between skill tests and game performance. Four of the six skill tests were identified as significantly contributing to group membership. These tests, in order of the magnitude ...


A Comparative Analysis Of The Effects Of Positive Specific Feedback & Positive General Feedback On The Bowling Scores Of College Age Men & Women, James Rauschenbach Jul 1989

A Comparative Analysis Of The Effects Of Positive Specific Feedback & Positive General Feedback On The Bowling Scores Of College Age Men & Women, James Rauschenbach

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study was conducted to examine the effects of positive specific feedback and positive general feedback on the bowling scores of subjects enrolled in two beginning bowling classes. Experimental groups were formed from two intact bowling classes, and a group of fifteen volunteers who made up the control group. The PSF group which contained twenty-eight subjects, was provided with positive specific feedback throughout the course of the study. The PGF group which contained thirty-five subjects, was provided with positive general feedback throughout the course of the study. Subjects were administered a pretest at the start of the study which consisted ...


Effects Of Internal Imagery & Experimental State On The Performance Of Intercollegiate Smallbore Rifle Shooters, Paul Whitworth May 1986

Effects Of Internal Imagery & Experimental State On The Performance Of Intercollegiate Smallbore Rifle Shooters, Paul Whitworth

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study was conducted to examine the effects of internal imagery and experiential state on the performance of intercollegiate smallbore rifle shooters. An interaction between internal imagery and experiential state was hypothesized. Subjects included 43 smallbore rifle shooters from 7 universities stratified into 2 groups. Group 1, composed of 23 shooters, received internal imagery instructions and practice time; group 2 received unrelated instructions and an equal amount of practice time. Following the instructional period, a posttest was administered to each group (the NRA/ISU Style 1/2 course on an indoor 50 foot range) and each shooter completed an experiential ...


A Preschool Outdoor Curriculum And Playground Design, Teacher Education, Connie Smith Jul 1985

A Preschool Outdoor Curriculum And Playground Design, Teacher Education, Connie Smith

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The writer proposes the utilization of a developmentally based outdoor curriculum and playground designed for young children. The curriculum consists of an overview, objectives, curriculum methodology, playground designs and evaluation. Cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains are each included in the objectives. A curriculum methodology focusing upon approaches for individualization and development of the total child is presented. The playground designs are based upon current research. Play value, development appropriateness and safety were considered in developing playground designs and curriculum. Evaluation of the curriculum and playground will be measured through assessments of the individual child, the class, and the staff. Numerous ...


Perceived Characteristics Of The Ideal Hunter Education Instructor, Stephen Wilburn May 1983

Perceived Characteristics Of The Ideal Hunter Education Instructor, Stephen Wilburn

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study was undertaken to investigate the importance of various characteristics possessed by volunteer Hunter Education Instructors, as perceived by two study populations. The populations of volunteer Hunter Education Instructors in Kentucky and Hunter Safety Coordinators in the United States and Canada were asked to rate the importance of thirty-five given characteristics. Respondents were also requested to list any characteristics perceived as important that were not included in the battery of given characteristics.

Both groups perceived that the majority of given characteristics were highly important. The volunteer Hunter Education Instructors and Hunter Safety Coordinators mostly agreed on which characteristics were ...


A Survey Of Administrative Trends In Sport Club Programs Of Selected Colleges & Universities In The United States, David Dean Feb 1981

A Survey Of Administrative Trends In Sport Club Programs Of Selected Colleges & Universities In The United States, David Dean

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study was to investigate and identify organizational and administrative trends in university club sports. The general research design was the survey via a questionnaire distributed through the mail. The sample was limited to the 102 colleges and universities with student populations between 10,000 and 17,000 as listed with the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association Directory. The questions were developed under the general topic area headings: Departmental Supervision, Sponsored Clubs, Memberships, Departmental Financing, Budget, Budget Expenditures, Contest Arrangements, Class Excuses, Academic Standards, Locker Space, Office Space, Varsity Status, Legal Liability and Facilities.

A total of eighty ...


Pressure Basketball And The Speed Game: A Comprehensive Coaching Philosophy, Lanny Vaneman May 1979

Pressure Basketball And The Speed Game: A Comprehensive Coaching Philosophy, Lanny Vaneman

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

There has been in the past, and likely will continue to be, an obvious lack of printed material dealing with the discipline of basketball. The wide spectrum of everything that is to be taught, as well as how it is to be introduced (in the writer’s opinion) has been neglected. Rather than focusing on one phase or a limited number of areas of interest, this work attempts to serve as a comprehensive basketball coaching manual for a beginning mentor. It should also serve well for one who wishes to reevaluate or revise his coaching philosophy. Careful thought has been ...


A Comparison Of Traditional Grass-Twist Backstops To One Of Corrugated Cardboard Design Use On Indoor Ranges, Charles T. Crume Jr. Apr 1979

A Comparison Of Traditional Grass-Twist Backstops To One Of Corrugated Cardboard Design Use On Indoor Ranges, Charles T. Crume Jr.

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study presents the results of a comparison of traditional grass-twist backstops frequently used on indoor ranges with one of corrugated cardboard design. The findings indicate that the corrugated cardboard design is substantially superior.

The four factors selected for testing were:

  1. Arrow pass-through levels and subsequent arrow repair costs
  2. Arrow penetration levels, tested over several distances and using several bow weights
  3. Arrow-stopping potential with beginning and inexperienced archers
  4. Storage

Testing showed the first three factors supporting the corrugated cardboard design. The last factor, storage, was found to be about equally supportive of both designs.

Several recommendations are made. These recommendations ...


Recreation Needs Of Pre-Adolescent Girls In Selected Public Schools, Michael Aune Aug 1977

Recreation Needs Of Pre-Adolescent Girls In Selected Public Schools, Michael Aune

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

There was a need to determine the recreation needs of girls in the pre-adolescent age range of nine through fourteen years old so that municipal recreation professionals may program activities to meet the desires of this specific population. In order to do this, a testing instrument was developed. The test, a recreation preference schedule, used closed questions exclusively, unlike many of the available checklist surveys. The recreation preference schedule was modeled after the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule that was used in counseling. The new test, containing one hundred questions, utilized ten recreation activity categories. It was checked for reliability and ...


Effects Of Different Levels Of Precision Of Knowledge Of Results On The Acquisition Of A Motor Skill, Wenda D. Johnson May 1975

Effects Of Different Levels Of Precision Of Knowledge Of Results On The Acquisition Of A Motor Skill, Wenda D. Johnson

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Students enrolled in two beginning bowling classes received the same basic instruction on bowling techniques, but practiced under two different levels of precision of knowledge of results (KOR). The experimental group practiced by rolling at a full set of ten bowling pins with each ball (precise KOR). The control group practiced by shadow bowling (general KOR). There were no significant differences between groups in the effects of the two practice conditions upon the acquisition skills. There were no significant groups by tests interaction either. There was, however, a significant trials effect across groups. It was concluded that although both practice ...


The Effects Of Weight Of Projectile & Arm Segment Lengths On The Accuracy Of The Overarm Throw, Michael Hickey May 1972

The Effects Of Weight Of Projectile & Arm Segment Lengths On The Accuracy Of The Overarm Throw, Michael Hickey

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study was undertaken for the purpose of investigating whether there was (1) a significant relationship between the length of the segments of the throwing arm and the accuracy of the overarm throw, and (2) a significant difference in the accuracy of the overarm throw when the weight of the ball was varied.


Performance In The Jumps Decathlon Related To The Triple Jump, Sean Power Jul 1971

Performance In The Jumps Decathlon Related To The Triple Jump, Sean Power

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of the study was to determine the validity of the Jumps Decathlon test (or battery of tests) as a predictive method for recognizing a potentially good triple jumper.


Study Of Attitudes Of College Students Toward Physical Education At Western Kentucky University, Amelia Zafra Jul 1970

Study Of Attitudes Of College Students Toward Physical Education At Western Kentucky University, Amelia Zafra

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study was undertaken to determine the attitude of the college students toward required physical education program at Western Kentucky University. More specifically, the study was conducted:

  1. to find the total students' attitudes toward required physical education,
  2. to find if the attitudes of the out-of-state students are different from the in-state students,
  3. to find if there is a significant difference between the attitudes of men and women,
  4. to compare the attitudes of students with a good physical education background with those students of a poor physical education background,
  5. to find if the attitudes of freshman students is different from the ...


An Evaluation Of Two Methods Of Introducing The Two Hands Snatch For The Purpose Of Determining A Preferred Method For Beginners In Weightlifting, James Mcintosh Aug 1969

An Evaluation Of Two Methods Of Introducing The Two Hands Snatch For The Purpose Of Determining A Preferred Method For Beginners In Weightlifting, James Mcintosh

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study is to determine if either of these two methods of snatching is preferable for the beginning weightlifter.


An Analysis Of Potential Factors Influencing A Beginner's Choice Of Preferred Contest Throws After Seven Weeks Of Instruction In The Sport Of Judo, William Saville Aug 1968

An Analysis Of Potential Factors Influencing A Beginner's Choice Of Preferred Contest Throws After Seven Weeks Of Instruction In The Sport Of Judo, William Saville

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

There is an apparent cycle in the history and appeal of a particular sport. When this cycle is completed there is a need for re-examination and change to initiate a further cycle. Judo in the Western world would appear to be reaching the end of such a cycle and examination and change is necessary for a variety of historical and cultural reasons to ensure that the sport of Judo embarks on another important cycle.


The Desirability And Feasibility Of Intercollegiate Sports For College Women, Leigh F. Kieffer Jul 1968

The Desirability And Feasibility Of Intercollegiate Sports For College Women, Leigh F. Kieffer

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The primary purpose of this study is to examine the present programs of physical education in Kentucky colleges; to determine the degree to which they meet the competitive sports needs of college women; and to explore the possibilities for enriching the program and to make recommendations for correcting inadequacies.

In considering the inclusion of a program of intercollegiate sports competition for college women, three questions are basic. First, what criteria should be used for evaluating present programs and determining the developing of an intercollegiate program for women? Second, what is the status of Kentucky colleges with regard to these pertinent ...


The Effectiveness Of Using Increased Increment Track And Field Scoring Tables With Female University Physical Education Students, Douglas Coghlan Aug 1967

The Effectiveness Of Using Increased Increment Track And Field Scoring Tables With Female University Physical Education Students, Douglas Coghlan

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

There were two purposes involved in this study. The first objective was to construct increased increment scoring tables for selected track and field events based on the achievement of female physical education students at Rhodes University, South Africa, using the initial performances recorded by the students in each event during the years 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1965 and 1966. Secondly, the tables were used to test the effectiveness of the increased increment principle in predicting the improvement of the students in subsequent trials during the same period.


Coaching The Track Events, Thomas Ecker Jul 1963

Coaching The Track Events, Thomas Ecker

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

But in track and field the athlete's point of view seems to be different from that of a team sport participant. Because of the individuality of his sport, the track man is motivated, primarily, through self-satisfaction - through knowing that he has accomplished something on his own. Track men have little hope for material gain through their sport, yet, paradoxically, they are the most dedicated, self-sacrificing group of athletes in the world.


Athletics At Western, Kelly Thompson Aug 1943

Athletics At Western, Kelly Thompson

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The main purpose of this study has been to compile a record, as nearly complete as possible, of the results of intercollegiate athletic contests in which teams representing Western Kentucky State Teachers College and its predecessor Western Kentucky State Normal School, have participated.


A Comparative Study Of The Athlete & The Non-Athlete In The Department Of Physical Education At The Western Kentucky State Teachers College, Robert Francis May 1934

A Comparative Study Of The Athlete & The Non-Athlete In The Department Of Physical Education At The Western Kentucky State Teachers College, Robert Francis

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The problems of this work involve four chief divisions. Here they are treated in general, with an elaboration of each in the section devoted to "scope of the study." The four separate problems are as follows:

  1. What are the physiological differences between the athlete and the non-athlete?
  2. What particular differences are disclosed by the English and educational placement tests?
  3. What light do the academic achievement records cast on the differences of the two groups.
  4. What differences do certain auxiliary factors establish between the athlete and non-athlete?