PHYSICAL FITNESS OF WOMEN MARINES,
NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE N C
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The proposed Jewett physical fitness test battery for WMs was evaluated, found consistent with recommendations made in the literature, and administered to 167 WMs. Intercorrelations of the scores demonstrated that each test event measured a separate factor, but it was noted that in two of the tests the instructions were not clear. Stanines were derived from the raw scores in order to achieve comparability of means, dispersions around the means, and distributions. A score card which would present a physical fitness profile of the testee was proposed. The physical fitness of WMs was found to be lower than that reported in studies of American high school girls. It was emphasized that satisfactory physical fitness could be expected of WMs only if proper facilities, time, and instructors, combined with weight control in individual cases, were made available.
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