THE EFFECT OF 10 WEEKS OF PHYSICAL FITNESS EXERCISES ON MOTOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT OF 6th GRADE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MALE STUDENTS OF JAHROM, IRAN
- Motor skills,
- Physical fitness,
- Fine / gross / fine-gross motor skills,
- Bruininks-Oseretsky test
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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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