Motor abilities of six years old children

Popeska, Biljana and Mitevski, Orce (2015) Motor abilities of six years old children. Research in Kinesiology, 43 (2). pp. 193-197. ISSN 1857- 7679

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Knowledge about the motor abilities, their manifestation, development, conditionality and possibilities for improvement in every age period especially in the pre – school and early school period are one of the key issues in kinesiology. This is especially important from the aspect of PE teaching process and requirements for adaptation of PE contents to children`s individual possibilities. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to determine the structure of motor space of 6 year old children. The research was conducted at a sample of 123 six year old children, pupils in first grade in four primary schools in Skopje. The structure of motor space was determined using 33 motor tasks applied for estimation of nine motor abilities. Using factor analyses, following 10 latent dimensions were isolated: speed, coordinated and explosive movements, realization of fast movements with legs, static balance, strength of the front parts of the trunk, arms and shoulders, preciseness with leading, flexibility, strength of the back parts of the trunk, arms and shoulders, preciseness with throwing and one undefined factor. Isolated factor and their manifestation are highly influenced by the development characteristics and changes specific for the researched period of age.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Science
Depositing User: Biljana Popeska
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 13:18
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2016 13:18

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