A study of the relationship between the general physical fitness of adolescents aged 15 – 19 years and their parents

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/279062
Title:
A study of the relationship between the general physical fitness of adolescents aged 15 – 19 years and their parents
Authors:
Law, Christopher J.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of familial resemblance in general physical fitness between adolescents and their parents. Data was gathered from a sample of adolescent-parent pairs. Parents with children between the ages of 15-19 years of age were recruited by means of a poster campaign in the Abergele, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno postal areas of Conwy, North Wales. A sample of 32 adolescent-parent pairs was employed in this research. Participants completed the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, and had anthropometric measures taken. The performance of adolescent-parent pairs was then measured for aerobic capacity, static strength, muscular endurance and flexibility. A correlational research design was employed for the project. The level of significance was set at p<0.01. All statistical calculations were performed using SPSS (Version 14.0 for Windows). Familial correlation models were fitted directly to the data under the assumption that the family data follow a multivariate normal distribution. The results indicated significant parent - offspring resemblance for weight (0.50), aerobic capacity (0.52), muscular endurance (0.48) and flexibility (0.60) and significant father/son resemblance for weight (0.29), height (0.46) and grip strength (0.39), together with mother/daughter resemblance for weight (0.33) and height (0.48). The results suggest that familial and perhaps genetic, factors are important in explaining the variance in general physical fitness.
Advisors:
Fallows, Stephen
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
Sep-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/279062
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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dc.contributor.advisorFallows, Stephenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLaw, Christopher J.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-05T09:13:11Zen
dc.date.available2013-04-05T09:13:11Zen
dc.date.issued2008-09en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/279062en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the degree of familial resemblance in general physical fitness between adolescents and their parents. Data was gathered from a sample of adolescent-parent pairs. Parents with children between the ages of 15-19 years of age were recruited by means of a poster campaign in the Abergele, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno postal areas of Conwy, North Wales. A sample of 32 adolescent-parent pairs was employed in this research. Participants completed the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, and had anthropometric measures taken. The performance of adolescent-parent pairs was then measured for aerobic capacity, static strength, muscular endurance and flexibility. A correlational research design was employed for the project. The level of significance was set at p<0.01. All statistical calculations were performed using SPSS (Version 14.0 for Windows). Familial correlation models were fitted directly to the data under the assumption that the family data follow a multivariate normal distribution. The results indicated significant parent - offspring resemblance for weight (0.50), aerobic capacity (0.52), muscular endurance (0.48) and flexibility (0.60) and significant father/son resemblance for weight (0.29), height (0.46) and grip strength (0.39), together with mother/daughter resemblance for weight (0.33) and height (0.48). The results suggest that familial and perhaps genetic, factors are important in explaining the variance in general physical fitness.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.subjectphysical fitnessen_GB
dc.subjectadolescentsen_GB
dc.titleA study of the relationship between the general physical fitness of adolescents aged 15 – 19 years and their parentsen_GB
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMScen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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