Sports and Physical Fitness: An application of Factor Analysis for developing a test battery

Jai P Verma, Kuldeep Kumar

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Abstract

This study was undertaken to develop the test battery for measuring physical fitness
of Indian boys among the age group of 9 to 12 years. The sample consisted of 100
boys from different Schools in India. Twentyone test items were selected for this
study covering speed, strength, agility, balance, flexibility and endurance. The data obtained from 21 tests were subjected to two types of analysis. Under descriptive analysis, various measures were computed in order to have an idea about the characteristics of all the 21 test items. Secondly, Factor analysis was applied by using
the principal component analysis and the final solution so obtained was used to identify the different factors of general fitness. These factors were given an appropriate name depending upon the characteristics of variables it contained.
Finally, the test battery for measuring general fitness was developed by picking up
one or two variables from each factor, having the highest loading. The battery thus constituted the following test items: 50 Mts. dash for speed, Standing Broad Jump for
Power, 1 Min. Situps for Strength, Stork Balance on Bass Stick and 8 Min. Run/Walk
test for endurance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFourth Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport
EditorsNeville de Mestra, Kuldeep Kumar
Place of PublicationGold Coast
PublisherANZIAM
Pages197-205
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Event4th Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport - Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 13 Jul 199815 Jul 1998
Conference number: 4th
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Verma, J. P., & Kumar, K. (1998). Sports and Physical Fitness: An application of Factor Analysis for developing a test battery. In N. de Mestra, & K. Kumar (Eds.), Fourth Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport (pp. 197-205). Gold Coast: ANZIAM.
Verma, Jai P ; Kumar, Kuldeep. / Sports and Physical Fitness: An application of Factor Analysis for developing a test battery. Fourth Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport. editor / Neville de Mestra ; Kuldeep Kumar. Gold Coast : ANZIAM, 1998. pp. 197-205
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Verma, JP & Kumar, K 1998, Sports and Physical Fitness: An application of Factor Analysis for developing a test battery. in N de Mestra & K Kumar (eds), Fourth Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport. ANZIAM, Gold Coast, pp. 197-205, 4th Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport, Gold Coast, Australia, 13/07/98.

Sports and Physical Fitness: An application of Factor Analysis for developing a test battery. / Verma, Jai P; Kumar, Kuldeep.

Fourth Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport. ed. / Neville de Mestra; Kuldeep Kumar. Gold Coast : ANZIAM, 1998. p. 197-205.

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