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Differences in motor efficiency between four- and six-year-old boys and girls

Petra Tomšič (2015) Differences in motor efficiency between four- and six-year-old boys and girls. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this thesis is to determine whether there are any statistically significant differences in movement efficiency of 4 and 6 years old boys and girls. We were also interested in the differences occuring among the boys and girls of the same age. A MOT 4−6 test including 18 movement exercises has been used for testing the children. 17 of those movement exercises are graded according to a three-level scale (0, 1, or 2 points). The sum of all the points achieved represents the movement efficiency of an individual child. The testing sample included 60 children, comprising of 30 4-year-olds and 30 6-year-olds. The data was collected during the study year of 2014/2015, namely from October 2014 until May 2015. The data was processed with a statistical programme SPSS. We have proven that statistically significant differences exist between the groups of 4-year-olds and 6-year-olds, while the differences among boys and girls were not proven to be statistically significant.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: movement efficiency, differences among boys and girls, preschool children
    Number of Pages: 51
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Jera GregorcMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=10683465)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 2994
    Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 17:04
    Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015 17:04
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2994

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