Master's Theses

Date of Award

Summer 1977

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




James Ryabik


Studies that have compared levels of activity with intelligence quotient scores have been contradictory results ranging from negative through strong positive relationships between the two variables. The present study is an attempt to provide a somewhat different and more reliable perspective on the problem. The subjects chosen were ten male and ten female second grade pupils. Their level of intellectual functioning was assessed by the Otis-Lennon Mental Ability Test, and their level of activity was derived from five 5-minute sittings in a chair which measures activity. The pupils were grouped for statistical purposes into high intelligence vs. low intelligence groups and into male vs. female groups. The postulated difference between high and low intelligence groups, with the high intelligence group exhibiting the higher activity rate, was not found. A significant difference was not found between these two groups. The hypothesized difference between the activity level of males and females also was not found. The results of the present study suggest that the effects of sex and intelligence have no influence on the activity level of the population sampled.


Copyright 1977 Robert G. Peters


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