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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2014, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A

A study of motor ability of higher secondary level adolescents in Chitwan district


Author(s): Shyam Prasad Sedai

Abstract: Motor activity is known to be an important factor in the promotion of people’s health and physical efficiency. Regular physical activity participation has been associated with several health benefits; nevertheless, along with a high prevalence of overweight, obesity and sedentary behaviour, young people’s physical inactivity has been found to be the main threat to health in the twenty-first century. Motor ability is the best marker of health condition at any age and it is connected with both motor and psychological-affective benefits. However, young people show low levels of physical fitness. The goal of the study is to analyse the motor ability levels of higher secondary level adolescents in connection with gender differences. The sample consists of 460 students, attending the class-11 and 12 of higher secondary level (boys: n: 262, age: 16,2±0,7 years, height: 173,5± 6,1 cm, weight: 68,3±10,7 kg, BMI: 22,7±3,2; girls: n=198, age: 16,2±0,7 years, height: 159,8±5,9 cm, weight: 57,6±9,0 kg, BMI: 22,5±3,0). They underwent anthropometric and motor assessment (Standing broad jump, 2 Kg Overhead Medicine Ball Throw, Sit-reach, Sit-up, 10x5 m Shuttle Run test, Leger test) during physical education classes. The outcomes pointed out that boys produced a better performance than girls in standing broad jump, 2 Kg Overhead Medicine Ball Throw, 10x5 m Shuttle Run test and Leger test, while girls only produce a better performance in Sit-reach. They need to increase motor ability levels, particularly girls, by attending physical education classes, which must offer a larger variety of motor contents and respect gender differences.

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How to cite this article:
Shyam Prasad Sedai. A study of motor ability of higher secondary level adolescents in Chitwan district. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2014; 1(2): 39-42.
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