The effects of a coeducational environment on the skill development of ninth grade girls

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C. Suzanne Wasmuth (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gail Hennis

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a coeducational environment on the Skill development of ninth grade girls in volleyball. The subjects were sixty-six ninth grade girls attending Perry Tipler Junior High School, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, during the academic year 1971-1972. The subjects were enrolled in three ninth grade classes one of which was taught in a class of all girls. The other two classes were divided, at random, into four coed classes. Two of these coed classes were used in the study. The volleyball unit lasted for three weeks. Classes met five days a week for approximately 35 minute instructional sessions. The subjects were tested at the beginning and end of the unit to determine volleyball playing ability. The Cunningham- Garrison High Wall Volley Test was the instrument used. The statistic used to determine if there were a difference between the groups was the Fisher's "t" for significant difference between means. No significant difference was evidenced between the control (all girls) and the experimental (coed) groups. It was, therefore, concluded that the students did develop approximately the same skill level in either a coeducational environment or in the class of all girls.

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Language: English
Date: 1974

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