ANTHROPOMETRIC AND MOTORIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BOYS AND GIRLS AGED 14-15 YEARS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Besim Halilaj, Ilir Gllareva, Besnik Morina, Izedin Mehmeti

57 pupils, aged 14-15 years, 22 girls and 35 boys were involved in this study. The aim of the study was to verify if there are differences between girls and boys in anthropometric and motor parameters, as well as to determine the impact of the physical education program in improving motor skills or not, within a school year, with two hours per week, as it was approved by the Kosovo Ministry of Education. Besides the program of physical education with two hours per week, additional hours are included in the athletics competitions: short and medium length running, competition on three sports games: Football, Basketball and Volleyball; five days swimming, and five day skiing within the regular school year. Both measurements were performed on eight variables: two of them were anthropometric and six of them motor variables: height, weight, sit and rich test, push-ups, standing long jump, sit ups, back extension and running in 60 meters. Initial measurements were made at the beginning of the school year. All variables were compared with the final measurements at the end of the school year to the same variables. Trough Canonical discriminant analyses were proved that there were positive changes in favor of the final measurements of motor skills in both sexes as a result of the physical education program. There were also differences between girls and boys in both measurements, except for body weight and flexibility in which variables do not have any important changes.

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