A Comparative Study Between Black and Non-Black Students Relative to Leg Strength
Sojkowski, Wayne A.
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This study was conducted between Black and Non-Black students relative to leg strength, Physical education classes from Rufus King and James Madison Senior High plus Francis Parkman and G. A. Fritsche Junior High supplied the subjects for the testing. The students involved totalled 316 in number and they represented three grade levels; seventh grade, ninth grade, and the eleventh grade. The first two grade levels came from the junior high schools and the eleventh grade level came from the senior high schools, A battery of three leg strength tests were used; the leg dynamometer, the Sargent's Jump, and the standing long jump, Each student was given three chances at each test, except the leg dynamometer, where only one trial was given. Only the highest score recorded was used in the analysis of data. The ana1ysis of variance was used with the B1ack students receiving statistically significant higher scores at the .5% level of confidence on the standing long jump, and the Sargent's Jump and at the eleventh grade level on the leg dynamometer. Non-Black students achieved scores at the .05 level of confidence on the leg dynamometer test for seventh and ninth grade.