Volume 9, Issue 1, Year 2020


Pooyan Sabet
Department of Physical Education, Faculty of Human Sciences, Islamic Azad University - Larestan Branch, Iran.
Masoud Hajiani
Educational Department of Boshehr (Dashti city), Iran
Hassan Jabraddini
Physical Education Teacher in Schools of Gerash, Iran.

Published 2020-06-30


  • Motor skills,
  • Physical fitness,
  • Fine / gross / fine-gross motor skills,
  • Bruininks-Oseretsky test

How to Cite

Sabet, P., Hajiani, M., & Jabraddini, H. (2020). THE EFFECT OF 10 WEEKS OF PHYSICAL FITNESS EXERCISES ON MOTOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT OF 6th GRADE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MALE STUDENTS OF JAHROM, IRAN. International Journal of Physical Education, Health & Sports Sciences, 9(1), 8-17. Retrieved from https://pefijournal.org/index.php/ijpehss/article/view/2


The aim of this research was to study the effect of 10 weeks of physical fitness exercises on motor skills development of 6th grade elementary school male students of Jahrom, Iran. The participants of this study consisted of 24 male elementary school students which were equally assigned to two groups of experiment and control. The Bruininks-Oseretsky test and physical fitness test were used to evaluate the fine, gross and fine-gross motor skills development and physical fitness of the intended subjects. To analyze the collected data, descriptive statistics and T-test, MANOVA and F-ratio were used of the significant level of (P<0.05). The results of this study showed that physical fitness exercises had a positive effect on gross, fine and fine-gross motor skills of these children. The physical fitness exercises also influenced on the endurance of the abdominal, shoulder girdle and cardiorespiratory muscles. Based on the results of this study, it is recommended that elementary physical education teachers advance their knowledge and understanding in the field of motor skills movement and provide conditions in which children can improve their physical fitness and motor skills.


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