DIFFERENCES IN BILATERAL COORDINATION BETWEEN BOYS AND GIRLS AT 7 YEARS OF AGE
Borko Katanić, Predrag Ilić, Aleksandar Stojmenović, Lora Kostić, Manja Vitasović
T he s tudy w as c onducted t o i dentify d ifferences i n b ilateral c oordination between boys and girls in the first grade of primary school. The sample consisted of 30 first grade students, at the age of 7 years ± 6 months. The children were divided into two groups consisting of boys (14) and girls (16). The level of the children’s bilateral coordination was assessed using the Bilateral Coordination (7 variables) subtests that are part of the BOT-2 - the Bruininks-Oseretsky Motor Proficiency Test Battery. The tests are used as a standardized measure of the level of motor skills in children. The obtained data was processed in the SPSS 19 statistical programme, and the non-parametric Mann-Whitney U test was used to determine differences in bilateral coordination. After processing the data, it was noted that there are differences in bilateral coordination between boys and girls, but that they were not statistical-ly significant. For more reliable results and, therefore, more conclusive results and conclusions, it is necessary to perform tests on a larger sample of children.
Keywords: coordination, bilateral coordination, BOT-2 test, children
Download PDF: 02 Katanic ENGLESKI