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A longitudinal survey of the physical fitness of students at caulfield grammar school, 1969 - 1979 and its effect on other factors.

Authors
  • Anderson, M B
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Australian journal of physiotherapy
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1980
Volume
26
Issue
3
Pages
79–85
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/S0004-9514(14)60803-5
PMID: 25025783
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The results of physical fitness tests conducted at Caulfield Grammar School for the last nine years, 1969-1978. However concomitant with these results, other variables such as self esteem, academic performance etc, have been evaluated that perhaps show us that improving a person's level of fitness may also positively affect non-physical variables. It will not be my contention to justify physical education programmes on these grounds, because they need no other justification than that physical activity is a biological need and a pleasurable experience. But realistically it is the academics who control funds, staffing and timetables, so convincing these administrators that academic performance will not suffer from an increase in physical education time may have to be our tack.

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