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ERIC Number: ED010102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 165
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Reference Count: 0
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THE STRUCTURE OF GROSS MOTOR SKILL PATTERNS.
SAFRIT, MARGARET J.
THIS EFFORT INVOLVED AN EXAMINATION OF BASIC, GROSS MOTOR SKILLS IN A VARIETY OF SPORTS ACTIVITIES THROUGH FACTOR ANALYTIC TECHNIQUES. THREE ALTERNATE SETS OF MOVEMENT FACTOR PATTERNS WERE HYPOTHESIZED ON THE BASIS OF A LOGICAL "OPINION" ANALYSIS. PATTERN "A" REPRESENTED AN OBVIOUS "OPINION" CLASSIFICATION OF THE VARIABLE BY EXTREMITIES USED IN PROJECTION. PATTERN "B" INVOLVED A MORE COMPLICATED CLASSIFICATION OF SKILLS, INCLUDING OVERARM, SIDEARM, UNDERARM, PUSHING, AND STRIKING MOVEMENTS. PATTERN "C" WAS BASED IN PART ON TWO TYPES OF PROJECTION--STRIKING AND RELEASING. THE DATA WERE GATHERED OVER A 3-MONTH PERIOD. SUBJECTS WERE APPROXIMATELY 170 JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL FEMALE STUDENTS. THEY WERE TESTED ON 25 VARIABLES, ALL OF WHICH WERE MEASURES OF ALL-OUT PERFORMANCE. EXAMINATION OF THE RESULTS INDICATED THAT THE ORIGINAL, HYPOTHESIZED SETS WERE AN INADEQUATE REPRESENTATION OF THE SKILLS IN QUESTION. THE ACTUAL FACTOR PATTERNS WERE ALMOST TOTALLY UNLIKE THE HYPOTHESIZED FACTOR PATTERNS. (HB)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Identifiers: MADISON