Determination and Evaluation of Flexibility at 7 Years Old Children

Mitevski, Orce and Popeska, Biljana and Mitevska Petruseva, Katerina (2014) Determination and Evaluation of Flexibility at 7 Years Old Children. In: 1st International Scientific Conference Research in Physical Education, Sport and Health, 30-31 May 2014, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.

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Development, evaluation and estimation of motor abilities are one of the basic issues of PE teaching process and important component in determination of the efficiency of PE curricula. Flexibility as one of the determinants of human motor space and is highly related with motor effectiveness in children at early school age. In this paper, we shortly elaborated the theoretic and practical aspects of manifestation, evaluation and assessment of flexibility in 7 years old children and possibilities for its improvement through the PE teaching process. The research was realized on a sample of 123 seven - years old children, pupils in the second grade in five primary schools in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Flexibility was estimated applying following three tests Deep bend on bench, Both legs extension lying on back, Legs extended forward bend on floor. Tests characteristic were established using Crombah α and Spearman –Brown(SB)coefficients of reliability, Pearson coefficient of correlation and factor analysis for estimation of factor validity of the tests and Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin`s measure used for estimation of reliability and representativity. Results obtained in this survey point out on good metric characteristics of all applied tests. According the results, the best metric characteristics were obtained for the test both legs extension lying on back that is recommended as most suitable for estimation of flexibility of 7 years old children in situation of limited conditions for measurement.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Science
Depositing User: Biljana Popeska
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2015 11:09
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2015 11:09

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