To Investigate The Basic Motor Characteristic Differences Between 9-10 Years Old Students Living In Cities And Rural Areas Of Kütahya


International Journal of Sport Studies, vol.6, no.1, pp.23-28, 2016 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Sport Studies
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-28


The purpose of this study is to investigate The Basic Motor Characteristic differences between 9-10 years old students living in cities and rural areas of Kütahya. Total 180 children, in age of 9-10, participated in this study from Kütahya City Center (40 girl- 50 boy) and Kütahya rural areas (40 girl-50 boy). The test of TGMD-II(Test of Gross Motor Development) which widely used to measure basic motor characteristics was applied as measurement method. As statistics method, Firstly, to determine whether the data have a normal distribution, Kolmogorov-Simirnov normality tests was performed. To determine whether there is a significant difference between the groups, Independent-Samples T-Test was performed in the level of significant α=0.05. At the result of this Study a significant difference of basic motor characteristics was found between the children who lives in city center and rural areas in Kütahya (p<0.05). According to the results obtained, the existence of areas where children can play was observed to support the child's motor development in a positive way. Key words: Children; Motor Development; Motor tests; Movement ;Rural;TGMD-II; Urban