The Relationship Between Foot Arch Height and Two-legged Standing Vertical Jump Height in Male College-age Students
Master of Science in Education
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M. Daniel Becque
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of foot arch to the standing vertical jump in university students. Sixty-six healthy, male students from Southern Illinois University Carbondale were recruited for this study. Participants completed three vertical jump tests on a force platform with a Vertec positioned over the force platform. The force data were recorded for further calculation and the Vertec measurement of jump height. Partial correlation between vertical jump height and foot arch height were computed while controlling for the effect of stature, body mass, and foot size. The results showed that a weak negative linear partial correlation was found (r = -.1159) between the Vertec jump height and dominant foot arch height. A weak negative linear partial correlation was found (r = -.0313) between the force platform jump height and dominant foot arch height. In conclusion, there was no relationship between two-legged vertical jump height and dominant foot arch height.