Date of Award
Master of Science
Sattler Burns Anderson made a study of the Junior High School intramural sports program in the Richmond public schools. One of the purposes of the study, which was based on a questionnaire, was to get the student’s reactions to an intramural program. A large percentage of students participated in intramural sports (90.8 percent) and five main reasons were given by them for their participation: (1) to have fun, (2) to maintain better health through exercising in sports, (3) to improve athletic skills, (4) to maintain friendly relations with classmates, and (5) to compete against others. The main reasons for non-participation were: boys—“have to work in the afternoon”(about eleven percent); girls—“not skillful enough in sports to enjoy participation” (about ten percent).
Markwith, Emelyn Mills, "An Evaluative Study of the Student-Activity Program in Group II High Schools in Virginia" (1958). Master's Theses. 1294.