Longitudinal Changes In Chinese Minority College Students' Health-Related Fitness: A Multilevel Latent Growth Curve Modeling Approach
Educational Research and Administration
Purpose: The study aimed to test the overall changes of health-related fitness (HRF) in minority Chinese college students and to examine HRF differences in gender, race, and year in college.
Method: Participants (n = 1320) were minority college students with more than two-thirds females (ie 76.1%), and Hui, Tibetan, and Mongolia consisted of 13.8%, 13.8%, and 11.2%, respectively. Student HRF was tracked for four years. Data were analyzed using multilevel latent growth curve modeling.
Results: Muscular strength and endurance were the weakest component in minority college students’ HRF, while body mass index was within the category of “excellent”. Males outperformed female on all components of HRF.
Conclusions: It is suggested that interventions concerning minority females’ HRF and muscular strength and endurance for both genders be constructed and tested.
Zhang, Xin; Hamilton, Xiaofen D.; Taylor, Zach; Guan, Jianmin; Hodges, Michael; Qu, Shuhua; and Huang, Yong, "Longitudinal Changes In Chinese Minority College Students' Health-Related Fitness: A Multilevel Latent Growth Curve Modeling Approach" (2022). Student Publications. 96.