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2016, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part G

Investigating the difference between male and female pupils’ skill concept acquisition and retention


Author(s): Munkaila Seibu, Regina Akuffo Darko

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the difference between male and female pupils’ skill concept acquisition and retention. The population was made up of one hundred and fifty class two pupils from five randomly sampled mixed public primary schools. A total of 30 pupils were selected using stratified technique as the sample size for the study. The data was collected using adapted knowledge test instrument of Vassiliki, Kyiriaki, Ogla and Efthmus (2008). Participants were taken through pre-test, posttest and retention test on the overhand throwing and catching concepts by completing the knowledge test instrument. Residual scores were calculated by finding a regression of posttest on pre-test and retention test on pre-test. The results (predicted scores), were further subtracted from posttest and retention test to get residual acquisition and residual retention gains respectively. Independent t-test was used to examine the differences between male and female pupils’ skill concepts acquisition and retention and also to test the null hypothesis set for the study at 0.05 significance level. The findings indicated no significant difference between males and females pupils’ achievement in pre-test and posttest except for retention test. Based on the study results, the conclusions were that teachers should increase the work load for refinement and automation of skill for effective skill concept acquisition and retention.

Pages: 365-367  |  813 Views  21 Downloads

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Munkaila Seibu, Regina Akuffo Darko. Investigating the difference between male and female pupils’ skill concept acquisition and retention. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2016; 3(2): 365-367.
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