Esra Kurt, Cemali Çankaya, Ramiz Arabacı, Tonguç Vardar


The aim of the present study was to examine some motoric and anthropometric properties of primary school students who do sport (DS) and who don’t do sports (DNS) between 6-10 years of age. The sampling of the study consisted of a total of 120 students between 6-10 years of age and    who were randomly selected at the Private Osmangazi School. A total of 60 randomly selected participants only participated in physical education classes, and the other 60 students participated in a 12 week training program as 90 minutes two days a week in addition to the physical education classes. The descriptive characteristics of the students who were randomly selected in were as follows: mean age 7.3±0.7 years; height 128.7±8 cm, weight 28.9±7 kg, Body Mass Index 57.6±32.3 %, hand length 13.4±2.1 cm, and foot length 19.4±3.2 cm. Measurements of the students who do sports after 12 weeks training program were as following, mean age 7.4±0.1 years, height 128.7±9.3 cm, weight 29.1±7.9 kg, body mass index 60.3±31.4 %, hand length 13.3±2.4 cm and foot length 19.5±3.6 cm. The mean age for the students who do not do sports was mean age 7.2±0.9 years, height 128.6±8 cm, weight 28.6±7 kg, body mass index 57.9±33.3 %, hand length 13.6±1.9 cm and foot length 19.7±2.9 cm.When we examined some motoric performances, it was determined that reaction pre-test was DS - 12.10±9.67 cm and DNS - 18.86±10.05 cm; the post-test was DS - 6.90±9.16 cm and DNS - 16.05±10.49 cm (F = 5.26, p<0.05), flexibility pretest was DS - 5.80±4.80 cm and DNS - 3.40±4.22 cm, posttest was DS -5.68±4.79 cm and DNS - 3.50±4.30 cm (F = 5.26, p<0.05), speed pretest was DS - 5.42±.55 sec and DNS - 6.03±.68 sec, posttest was DS -5.24±.45 sec and DNS - 5.88±.50 sec, vertical jump pretest was DS - 18.58 ± 3.80 cm and DNS - 22.91 ± 4.93 cm, posttest was DS - 18.40±4.97 cm and DNS - 23.71 ± 5.30 cm. The statistical analyses were performed with the SPSS 21 Package Program. Student t and One-Way Anova Test (Two-Way) was applied to determine the statistical differences between the subgroups of all the variables and in the repeated measurements. The statistical significance level was accepted as p<0.05. As a result, it was determined that anthropometric development did not make any significant differences only due to sports in these age groups. Although the training program did not have any statistically significant effects on speed and vertical jumping scores, it had significant effects on reaction and flexibility.


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