Motor competence and physical fitness in adolescents

Rannsóknarafurð: Framlag til fræðitímaritsGreinritrýni

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Purpose: In this study we examined the relationship between physical fitness and motor competence in adolescents aged 15 to 16 years. Methods: A sample of 94 adolescents participated in the study. To test motor competence, the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2 was used. Physical fitness was assessed using the following test items: standing broad jump, 20-m dash, reduced Cooper test, and sit-and-reach test. Results: The results revealed a significant but weak relationship (0.248) between motor competence and physical fitness for the whole sample. More specifically, the correlation between the 2 variables was significant for girls (0.353) but not for boys (0.248). Conclusions: The relatively weak relationship between motor competence and physical fitness suggests that motor competence might not be critical in adolescents to maintain their physical fitness.

Upprunalegt tungumálEnska
Síður (frá-til)69-74
Síðufjöldi6
FræðitímaritPediatric Physical Therapy
Bindi26
Númer tölublaðs1
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ÚtgáfustaðaÚtgefið - 2014

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