International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences Vol. 9(2), pp. 363 - 374
DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.090226
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The Validity and Reliability of Three Field Tests for Assessing College Freshmen Students' Cardiovascular Endurance


Heildenberg C. Dimarucot 1,2,*, Luisito S. Macapagal 3
1 Department of Human Kinetics, College of Arts and Sciences, San Beda University, Manila, Philippines
2 Department of Graduate Studies and Transnational Education, Institute of Education, Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines
3 Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences, San Beda University, Manila, Philippines

ABSTRACT

In an effort to reduce obesity rates among young adults resulting from their increasingly sedentary and stressful lifestyle and poor diet, three common endurance exercises that have been practiced in PE classes and also studied worldwide are jumping rope, step test, and beep test (20 meter multistage fitness test). This study shed light on the suitability of these three field tests as assessment tools for measuring the cardiovascular endurance of the college freshmen students of Physical Fitness (HKD-01) course since none has been investigated so far about this in the Philippine university context. Specifically, this study aimed to identify (1) the validity of the three tests as assessment tools for gauging cardiovascular fitness; and (2) their reliability as shown in the correlation between the directly measured and predicted VO2 max. The statistical analyses revealed that the fitness tests were found valid and reliable. Each fitness test has its own peculiarity and course of action that make each distinct from one another. The step test is known to measure submaximal, the jumping rope test can be categorized as mid-maximal, and the beep test is known as a maximal test for cardiovascular endurance. It is then recommended that these fitness tests be employed in PE classes in the university following correct protocols to develop the cardiorespiratory endurance of the students.

KEYWORDS
Cardiovascular Endurance, Jumping Rope Test, Beep Test, Step Test, Field Test

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Heildenberg C. Dimarucot , Luisito S. Macapagal , "The Validity and Reliability of Three Field Tests for Assessing College Freshmen Students' Cardiovascular Endurance," International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 363 - 374, 2021. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.090226.

(b). APA Format:
Heildenberg C. Dimarucot , Luisito S. Macapagal (2021). The Validity and Reliability of Three Field Tests for Assessing College Freshmen Students' Cardiovascular Endurance. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, 9(2), 363 - 374. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.090226.