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ERIC Number: EJ840592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Gender Differences in Throwing Form of Children Ages 6-8 Years during a Throwing Game
Lorson, Kevin M.; Goodway, Jacqueline D.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v79 n2 p174-182 Jun 2008
The study purposes were to describe throwing form and gender differences before and after instruction during a game. Children's (ages 6-8, n = 105) throwing form was assessed while they played a game (snowball) using the Body Component Assessment for Throwing in Games to determine the modal developmental levels for the step, trunk, and forearm components. Each student received four 30-min sessions of throwing instruction. There were significant (p less than 0.017) gender differences at each session and for each component. A Wilcoxon-Signed Ranks Test revealed differences (p less than 0.017) between pretest and after instruction for boys' trunk and forearm components and girls' step and trunk components. The improvement after instruction and gender differences were similar to those found in a controlled, practice context. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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