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A research on the physical fitness level of college freshmen at UP College Baguio for school year 1986-1987.

1Epifania Claur
University of the Philippines Baguio

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This study aims to determine the physical fitness level of College
Freshmen who are currently enrolled in P.E. I classses (Foundations of Physical Fitness)
at UP College Baguio for the School Year 1986-1987. The researcher shall also aim to do
the following, namely : 1. To identify and analyze the components that make up
physical fitness of a person; 2. To set up tentative norms that best describe the ability
of UP Freshman students to do the physical fitness tests administered to them; 3. To
assess and analyze the norm for UP Freshman students in physical fitness tests
administered; 4. To compare the norms of UP Freshman students against existing
tentative norms in physical fitness tests administered. The study shall also attempt
to test the following hypothesis : 1. There is no significant difference in the physical
fitness level between boys and girls; 2. The norms established by UP Freshman students
in physical fitness tests are at par with tentative norms available.
The subjects were the freshman students currently enrolled in P.E. 1 (Foundations of
Physical Fitness) First Semester of SY 1985-1986 of UP College Baguio. As practised by the
SPEAR faculty, they were given series of physical tests to determine where they are
strong and where they are weak. The date gathered were presented by descriptive
measures to analyze the results. Averages, percentiles and measures of variability
were computed for the results on the different tests administered. In particular, the
mean and the median scores for the different tests were also computed and in addition
to the 5th percentile, the .95th, 7th and 25th, and 5th percentiles were also computed.
The range of the scores from the different tests were obtained along with the
standard variation of the test scores. To test the hypothesis presented in the study,
a .05 level of significance was utilized in the acceptance or rejection of the different
hypotheses.
The findings show that :1. Male students perform better in terms of length in
Standing Long Jump than thefemale students;2. The performance of the male students
in Standing Long Jump is much lower than the tentative norm in Standing Long Jump
for boys; 3. The performance of the female students in Standing Long Jump is much
lower than the established norm in Standing Long Jump;4. Male students perform
better in terms of the number of sit-ups they perform in Knee-Bent Sit-Up test than
the female students; 5. The performance of the male students in the Knee-Bent
Sit-Up test is significantly lower than the established tentative norm in the test for boys;
6. The performance of the female students in the Knee-Bent Sit-Up test is significantly
lower than the established norm in the test for girls; 7. Male students perform significantly
better in terms of the number of push-ups they do in the Chair or Bench Push-Up
test than the female students; 8. The performance of the male students in the Chair
or Bench Push-Up test is significantly lower than the established norm for this test
for boys; 9. The female students performed at par with the established tentative
norm for the Chair or Bench Push-Up test established for this test for girls ;10. The
female students' performance in the Sit and Reach test is at par with the performance
of the male students in the said test; 11. In the absence of existing norms for the age
bracket studied in the Queen's Step test, results were expressed descriptively.
The study concludes that male students outdid the female students significantly in
the standing long jump, knee-bent sit-up, and the chair or bench push-up tests.
Meanwhile, the male UP Freshman students performed poorly compared to his
counterpart in the established tentative norms obtained by the MECS in 1980 in all
tests where the norms were available, which were the Standing Long Jump, the Knee-
Bent Sit-Up and the Chair or Bench Push-Up tests.The female UP students performed
equally with her counterpart in the established tentative norms in the Chair or Bench
Push-Ups and performed relatively poor in the Standing Long Jump and the Knee-Bent
Sit-Up test.

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Publication Type:
Others
Place of Publication:
Baguio City
Publication Date:
1988

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This study aims to determine the physical fitness level of College
Freshmen who are currently enrolled in P.E. I classses (Foundations of Physical Fitness)
at UP College Baguio for the School Year 1986-1987. The researcher shall also aim to do
the following, namely : 1. To identify and analyze the components that make up
physical fitness of a person; 2. To set up tentative norms that best describe the ability
of UP Freshman students to do the physical fitness tests administered to them; 3. To
assess and analyze the norm for UP Freshman students in physical fitness tests
administered; 4. To compare the norms of UP Freshman students against existing
tentative norms in physical fitness tests administered. The study shall also attempt
to test the following hypothesis : 1. There is no significant difference in the physical
fitness level between boys and girls; 2. The norms established by UP Freshman students
in physical fitness tests are at par with tentative norms available.