The Trends and Issues of Physical Fitness Theses and Dissertations in the United States and Canada
Keywords:Physical fitness, theses and dissertations, content analysis, 體適能, 博碩士論文, 內容分析法
LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in English; abstract also in Chinese.
This study profiled the trends and issues of physical fitness theses and dissertations in the United States and Canada from 2000 to 2009 years. Research articles, 241 physical fitness theses and dissertations, were collected from ProQuest database. Methodology of this study took content analysis to analyize the trends and issues including the research topics, research types, subjects and physical fitness component. In the wake of going through coding, categorizing, description and interpretation, the research findings were generated. Results showed that the topics of physical fitness theses and dissertations mainly focused on “physiology characteristics”, “psychology characteristics”, “program & training”, and “physical activity”. The research type mainly use descriptive approach and experimental approach to conduct their research. The health-related fitness occupied the lion share of physical fitness theses and dissertations, and the researchers pay more attention on cardiorespiratory fitness. Future researchers can delve into the trends and issues on physical fitness journals and other physical fitness researches.
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