The effect of attitude toward pre-performance exercises on fifty-yard dash time

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Donald Lee Groff (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Frank Pleasants

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the attitude towards pre-performance activity and the effect this attitude had upon the performance of the fifty-yard dash. Ninety-one ninth grade male physical education students served as subjects. Their attitudes towards pre-performance exercises were determined by the Smith-Bozymowski attitude inventory. They were classified as having favorable, unfavorable, or undecided attitudes for the analysis of data. There were two pre-performance conditions tested, warm-up and no warm-up. Bach subject ran the fifty-yard dash under each pre-performance condition. The results showed the group with favorable and undecided attitudes had significantly better dash times. These two groups also performed significantly better when they were allowed to warm up.

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Language: English
Date: 1972

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