The equivalency of Cooper's 12-minute test and a 1 1/4-mile run for junior high school girls

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Patricia Ann Hielscher (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rosemary McGee

Abstract: It was the purpose of this study to determine the equivalency of Cooper's 12-Minute Test and a 1¼ -Mile Run Test. The two tests were administered to 502 girls enrolled in Jefferson Davis Junior High School, Jacksonville, Florida. Although a significant relationship of .57 was found to exist between the 12-Minute Test and the 1^-Mile Run Test, the coefficient was not deemed high enough to justify substituting the 1¼-Mile Run Test for the 12-Minute Test. It was concluded that the 12-Minute Test and the 1¼-Mile Run Test were not equivalent for this age group. A mean time of 14:06 minutes on the 1¼-Mile Run Test was comparable to the mean distance of .89 of a mile on the 12-Minute Test. Therefore, the 1¼-Mile Run Test was not equivalent to the 12-Minute Test. It was concluded further that these junior high school girls did not possess an average level of cardiovascular fitness. Based on Cooper's fitness standards, 324 girls of the 502 tested placed in the lowest fitness category for women below 30 years of age.

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Language: English
Date: 1970

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