Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Assessment of upper extremity strength, power, and flexibility characteristics of college-aged male and female students
by Rajendran, Noosheen, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 68; 1486542
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to assess the upper extremity performance characteristics of college-aged male and female students.

Sixty participants (30 male, 30 female) underwent handgrip, pinch grip, push-up for power, push-up for endurance, campus board, Wingate, pull-up, and shoulder flexibility tests along with anthropometric measurements. A one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) revealed that the male participants performed significantly better than the female participants in handgrip, push-up for power, push-up for endurance, campus board, Wingate, and pull-up tests (p < 0.05). The female participants had better shoulder flexibility than the males (p < 0.05). There was no difference between the male and the female participants in pinchgrip strength. The ANOVA for differences between the dominant and non-dominant arms within the sexes revealed that the female participants had better pinchgrip strength in their dominant arm compared to their non-dominant arm (p < 0.05). The campus board test was found to be reliable to measure upper extremity power for both the male and female participants.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Crussemeyer, Jill
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Kinesiology
Publication Number: 1486542
ISBN: 978-1-124-25123-3
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