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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part D

A comparative study of motor skill performance levels of students with hearing-impairment and students without hearing-impairment in the Hohoe municipality


Author(s): Donkor Kormla Simon and Ahorlu Michael Koku

Abstract: The purpose of the study was to compare motor skill-related physical fitness (speed, balance and coordination) levels of the hearing-impaired and non-hearing-impaired students of Volta School for the Deaf and St. Francis Junior High School in the Hohoe municipality. A cross-sectional design was used in conducting this study. The target population for the study was the students of Volta School for the Deaf and all basic school students in the Hohoe municipality. One hundred participants were used for the study; fifty with hearing-impairment and the other fifty without hearing-impairment. Volta School for the Deaf was selected purposively for the study because it was the only school for the deaf in the region and located in Hohoe municipality. A simple random sampling technique was used to select St. Francis Junior Secondary School from among mixed schools in the municipality without hearing-impairment. The University of Illinois Test Instruments designed by American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) in 1986 was used to collect data. The t-test and descriptive statistics on Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software were used to analyse the results of the assessment conducted on the participants. An alpha level of 0.05 for two-tail was used. The result showed that there were no significant differences between the two groups in the use of speed but there were differences in coordination and balance.

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How to cite this article:
Donkor Kormla Simon and Ahorlu Michael Koku. A comparative study of motor skill performance levels of students with hearing-impairment and students without hearing-impairment in the Hohoe municipality. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2017; 4(6): 216-225.
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