Effect of Selected Exercises on Elementary School Third Grade Girl Students'' Motor Development
Asian Journal of Sports Medicine: March 31, 2011, 2 (1); e93491
March 01, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
May 13, 2019
January 11, 2014
V. Effect of Selected Exercises on Elementary School Third Grade Girl Students'' Motor Development,
Asian J Sports Med.
Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the influence of selected exercises on motor development in elementary school third-grade girl students in Ahwaz City, Iran.
Methods: The present study was semi-experimental, performed as field and using experimental and control groups. The statistical population included all third-grade girl students of elementary schools of Ahwaz city (10,500 subjects). Forty of whom were randomly selected (cluster stage) and then were divided randomly into two experimental (N=20, Mean age=8.9±0.49) and control (N=20, Mean age=8.9±0.48) groups. The experimental group was given training for eight weeks, 3 sessions per week and each session lasting 45 minutes. To measure motor development, the Test of Gross Motor Development, edition 2 (TGMD 2; 2002) was applied. Statistical analysis was performed using an independent t-test and paired t-test.
Results: The results showed statistically significant differences between control and experimental groups regarding locomotion skills (8.433, P<0.05), manipulation skills (10.951, P<0.001) and overall motor development (13.203, P<0.001). In fact, selected exercises impacted on the motor development of subjects and led to their motor development progress.
Conclusions: The selected exercises can be used as an appropriate plan to improve motor skill development in the third grade of elementary school.
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