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ERIC Number: EJ1017010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr-10
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
The Effects of Basic Gymnastics Training Integrated with Physical Education Courses on Selected Motor Performance Variables
Alpkaya, Ufuk
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n7 p317-321 Apr 2013
The purpose of this study is to determine the influence of gymnastics training integrated with physical education courses on selected motor performance variables in seven year old girls. Subjects were divided into two groups: (1) control group (N=15, X=7.56 plus or minus 0.46 year old); (2) gymnastics group (N=16, X=7.60 plus or minus 0.50 year old). The students in the control group followed the physical education curriculum for 10 weeks. The students in the gymnastics group took gymnastics training for 10 weeks in addition to physical education curriculum, and this training was given for two days (one hour each) at the university gym. Statistical analyses ( t test) showed that basic gymnastics training improves selected motor tests like standing long jump, trunk lift, sit and reach, balance, run 20 m, chin-up, curl-up, push up (p less than 0.05). Nevertheless, physical education classes alone did not affect these motor performance variables (p greater than 0.05), which were not expected.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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