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Differences in locomotor gross motor development level among grade 1 ballet dancers, students with and without co-curricula


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Abdullah, Borhannudin and Joseph, Jacklyn and Mohd Saleh, Maisarah (2016) Differences in locomotor gross motor development level among grade 1 ballet dancers, students with and without co-curricula. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 16 (suppl.1). pp. 703-706. ISSN 2247-8051; ESSN: 2247-806X

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Purpose: The study is a survey form ex post facto and the purpose of this study was to identify the level of locomotor skills among grade one ballet dancers, students with co-curriculum and students without co-curriculum. Methodology: A total of 90 students of the boy and girl who are around Klang and Seremban area have participated in this study. Gross Motor Development Tests (TGMD-2) by Ulrich (2000) was conducted to determine the level of locomotor skills of level one primary school students. Statistical analysis Kruskal – Wallis test was used to analyse the mean score between the group of level one primary school students. Result: The results showed a group of ballet dancers grade 1 had the highest mean (M=3.13, SD=1.008), compared with a group of students with co-curricular activities M=2.000, SD=0.000) and a group of students without co-curricular activities (M=2.000, SD=0.000). However, significance differences in the scores also showed significant differences among the three groups with the estimated value of significance is 0.000. Findings and discussion: Studies show locomotor skills development of primary school students are still not developing well according to their chronological age.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.7752/jpes.2016.s1114
Publisher: University of Pitesti, Romania
Keywords: Ballet dancers; Gross motor development; Primary school students; Locomotor skill
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2017 11:04
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 11:04
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/55520
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