1971 Volume 16 Issue 2 Pages 75-84
The purpose of this study was to reveal the pattern of growth in height and the differences on functional development each patterns. The height and the physical fitness of 62 school boys in Meinohama, age 10.14, was studied in 1964-1968. The results of this study could be summarized as follows: 1. When 62 school boys were classified into the following 5 patterns according to their rate of growth in height in a year, it was found that the convex pattern had the most numerous. a. ascending pattern. b. descending pattern. c, convex pattern. d. concave pattern. e. mixed pattern Furthermore, it was found that this pattern had generally the most excellent growth from 10 to 14 years. On the other hand, the concave pattern had the worst growth in height. 2. When the samples were classified into 5 patterns according to their rate of growth in height in a year, it was found that the descending pattern and the convex pattern had the most excellent functional development. From these results, it may be said that the convex pattern are the most desirable pattern of growth in height.