Award Date

1-1-1992

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Kinesiology

First Committee Member

Lawrence A. Golding

Number of Pages

178

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the validity and reliability of a 1-minute half sit-up test to allow for its implementation as a test of abdominal strength and endurance. Subjects (N= 133) performed as many sit-ups as they could in one minute. A test-retest reliability study was conducted for two measuring devices, in which subjects performed the sit-ups twice using the same apparatus. An inter-apparatus reliability study between the two apparatus was conducted, in which subjects performed the sit-ups once for each measuring device. Results showed very high test-retest reliability for both measuring devices and high inter-apparatus reliability. A validity study was conducted in which the subjects performed the half sit-ups test, the current YMCA full sit-ups test (concurrent validity), and a test of isometric abdominal strength (face validity). Concurrent validity was moderately high and face validity was moderate. The results allow for the inference that the half sit-ups test is a valid and reliable measure of abdominal strength and endurance. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).

Keywords

Half; Minute; Reliability; Sit ups; Test; Validity

Controlled Subject

Medical sciences; Physical education and training

File Format

pdf

File Size

5468.16 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/iu6v-mijv


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