1University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, Novi Sad, Serbia
2University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sport and Tourism, Novi Sad, Serbia
Differences in Motor Abilities of Younger School Children based on their Sex
The aim of this research is to determine whether there is any statistically significant difference in motor abilities of boys and girls of younger school age. The sample includes 76 examinees with 37 males and 39 females. All are 5th and 6 th graders of primary school. The evaluation of motor abilitied is based on 5 tests. Multivariant analysis of variance is applied for determination of differences within the whole system of motor tests, whereas univariant analysis of variance is used for determining differences in each motor test. According to the findings, statistically significant differences in motor abilities between boys and girls at the studied age can be noticed in the test 20 m running from flying start, which is in favour of boys and in the test sit and reach, in favour of girls, while the differences in other tests are not statistically significant. Considering the evaluation of motor abilities, boys have statistically much better results in the speed of alternative movements and explosive strenth, whereas girls have achieved much better results in the test for flexibility. It has also been concluded that 5th and 6th graders have statistically better results in the space of coordination and explosive strenght, whereas girls are much better in the field of flexibility and suppleness.
motor abilities, pupils, boys, girls
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