This study was conducted within the framework of the Medford, Oregon Boys' Growth Study. Subsidization of the Growth Study was provided by the Athletic Institute (Chicago, Illinois), Oregon State Department of Education, Medford Public Schools, Southern Oregon College and University of Oregon.
A somatotype method for young boys†
Article first published online: 2 MAY 2005
Copyright © 1969 Wiley-Liss, Inc., A Wiley Company
American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 195–201, March 1969
How to Cite
Munroe, R. A., Clarke, H. H. and Heath, B. H. (1969), A somatotype method for young boys. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol., 30: 195–201. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.1330300205
- Issue published online: 2 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 2 MAY 2005
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationships between the three somatotype componets and selected structural, strength and motor performance characteristics of 12 year old boys. Zero-order correlations, first-order partials, and multiple correlations were computed in an effort to find the variables most highly related to each somatotype component.
Although no single anthropometric measure had a correlation of sufficient magnitude with any somatotype component to justify prediction of the component, such prediction was possible by means of regression equations. Utilizing measures of standing height, body weight, and leg length, regression equations were developed which yielded somatotype ratings which were within the range of accuracy of experienced raters. Thus, a practical method of determining the somatotype of young boys was developed without the need for photography or subjective ratings.