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ERIC Number: EJ984763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep-26
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Relationships between Perceptual-Motor Skills and Postural Balance in Nine Years Old Boys
Atilgan, Oya Erkut
Educational Research and Reviews, v7 n24 p517-525 Sep 2012
The aim of this study is to investigate relationship between static-dynamic balance performance and two-hand coordination, reaction time, anthropometric measurements and leg strength. Fifty voluntary male children (age: 9.29 plus or minus 1.11 years, height: 138.86 plus or minus 7.86 cm, weight: 35.20 plus or minus 9.2 kg) who did not exercise regularly were included into the study. The correlation Static Balance (SB) and dynamic balance (DB), with leg strength (LG), vertical jump (VJ), reaction time (RT), two-arm coordination and anthropometric measurements were investigated. As a result, although, no correlation was found between balance parameters and reaction time (p greater than 0.05), higher correlation was found between balance parameters and two-hand coordination, strength and some anthropometric parameters (p less than 0.05) in nine-year old male children. Furthermore, it is suggested that in order to develop static and dynamic balance in children, sport education programs should not only include the gross-motor coordination skills, but also include manipulative and fine motor coordination skills. These findings may be useful for trainer and physical education teachers while preparing sport education programs. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey