Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Physical Education


This attudinal study involves the investigation of health interest and attitudes of 50 randomly selected seventh grade pupils enrolled at Longfellow Junior High School in San Antonio, Texas.

The purpose of the proposed study is to investigate the health interests and attitudes of seventh grade pupils at Longfellow Junior High School in San Antonio, Texas, as a basis for providing the most meaningful health experiences of boys and girls at the seventh grade levels.

In order to determine interests, needs, and attitudes of the pupils participating in the study, the investigator is concerned with the following basic assumptions: 1. Learning experiences in order to be meaningful to children must be related to their interests and needs 2. Health instruction can be functional only in so far as it satisfies the needs and interests of boys and girls 3. A basic knowledge of interests, needs, and developmental characteristics of children at various grade levels is essential information for building functional health programs10 4. Health education programs should be the opportunities and guidance necessary to develop desirable health habits practices and attitudes

10Mary Cooke Jessup. Health Education in the Elementary Schools. New York: A. S. Barnes Company, 1968, p. 24.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Leon English


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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