|（School of Graduates，South China Normal University，Guangzhou 510006，China)
Abstract: By basing the data source on the full-text database of CNKI, according to theses published between 2001 and 2010 by 722 people who had received the degree of Doctor of Physical Education as well as their cited data, from the perspective of the H-index, the authors analyzed their individual academic theses as well as their scientific research ability during their college years and after they had received the doctor degree, analyzed factors and correlation be-tween the H-index at different stages and the level of doctor degree theses by utilizing software Spss 17.0. The statistic results showed the followings: education at the doctor stage played a big role in promoting the enhancement of scien-tific research ability; a doctorial student’s H-index increased significantly during his/her college years; the magnitude of the H-index basically reflected the quality of doctor degree theses; moreover, the H-index of the doctors showed a sign of polarization after graduation, the H-index of nearly 1/4 of the doctors was 0 after they had received the doctor de-gree, which reflected different purposes and motives for pursuing the doctor degree. Furthermore, the authors also put forward specific suggestions for using the H-index to evaluate scientific research ability.
Key words: sports literature mentrology；H-index；scientific research ability；doctor of physical education；China