A two-line wall volley test as a measure of volleying ability of high school girls

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Rosemary Ann Mulvihill (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Gail Hennis

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to devise a volleyball wall volley test to measure volleying ability suitable for use with high school girls of varying skill levels. After preliminary research of the literature on volleyball, skill of volleying and wall volley tests, a two—line wall volley test was constructed. Two parallel lines were placed on a smooth, unobstructed wall surface to serve as a target for the test. The line was placed at a distance of ten feet from the floor, the minimum height for a good set-up. A second line was placed seven feet, four and one-fourth inches from the floor, the official height of the net during a game. The two-line wall volley test was administered to 334 high school girls enrolled in general physical education classes. Each student was given two thirty second trials on two different days. Data for the two-line wall volley test were recorded by two scorers in order that test objectivity could be determined. One scorer was always the instructor, the other scorer was one of six student assistants. Test reliability was determined by correlating the scores recorded on Day One with those recorded on Day Two using the Pearson Product Moment method of correlation. The validity of the test was established by using the Pearson Product Moment method of correlation. The scores on the test were compared to the ratings of volleying performance.

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Language: English
Date: 1972

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