Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



Arm and shoulder strength have been shown to be of great importance in motor activities. It Is nearly impossible to assess the arm strength of women by chinning and dipping, because, as a group, they are unable to perform more than one or two of either and a great many may not be able to do any. For this reason, and because of the prohibitive cost of special strength apparatus, methods to find simple means of measuring arm and shoulder strength should be investigated.

Statement of the Problem

The purpose of this study Is threefold: To make an analysis of several selected performance tests in relation to strength; to select simple tests to be used when machine-testing devices or special apparatus are not available, and to evaluate and classify the certain tests as to performance relative to strength measured by the dynamometer.

The tests in this study are limited to the arm and shoulder-girdle strength in accordance with McCloy's research showing arm strength to be as accurate a predictor of general motor ability as total, strength. In testing for general athletic ability, Cozen used the composite judgment of a large number of persons in the profession and found that in the opinion of three individuals general athletic ability could be broken up into seven elements and number one was "Arm and Shouldergirdle Strength".

Committee Chair/Advisor

John C. Mitchem

Committee Member

John C. Mitchem


Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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