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Master of Science
Master of Physical Education
The present widespread participation in athletics especially basketball, track, and football, on the high school level has created a need for an appraisal of the relationship athletic participation and growth, success, or failure. In the past, studies dealing with the effects of athletics on growth and development did not all agree in their conclusions. The research available in the reports and abstracts given at the 1956 AAHPER convention indicated that there was no significant difference between participation and non-participation in athletics with reference to such traits as growth, mental health, social acceptance, physiological functions, and emotional stability. If inter-school athletics were harmful, it was not immediately apparent. Grid studies revealed different percentages of growth successes and failures for the various grid categories, yet in order reports, athletes scored the highest percentage of growth success for specific physiques, developmental level intervals, and aurodromic areas.
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Sapenter, Jr, H. W. (1964). A Comparison Of The Results Of The Administration Of Wetzel's Grid To Athletes And Non-Athletes In Ninth And Tenth Grades At A Class AAA High School In Northwest, Texas. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/486