2021, Vol. 6 Issue 1, Part C
Influence of directive play activities on motor development of school children
AUTHOR(S): Dr. S Jayakumar and Dr. C Lakshmanan
The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of directive play activity on cognitive and motor development of primary school children. Cognitive variables such as concentration and executive function and motor development variables such as locomotor skills and object control were selected as the independent variables for the study. Two hundred school students (N=200) were selected as subjects for the study. The subjects selected from SRM Public school Chennai. Hundred school students (n=100) equally from boys and girls formed the experimental group which underwent twelve weeks of directive play activity program (DPAG). Hundred students (n = 100) selected equally from boys and girls formed the control group (CG). The subjects were in the age group of 5-8 years. The pre and post test data on the dependent variables were collected before and after the experimental period of twelve weeks. Standardized tests namely; Concentration Grid Test, Trial Making Test (TMT) and Test of Gross Motor Development-2 were used to collect data on cognitive and motor variables. Analysis of Covariance revealed that there was a significant improvement in the Motor variables of Running, Galloping, Hopping, Jumping, Leaping, Sliding, Two-hand strike, Stationary bouncing, Catching, Kicking, Over hand Throwing and Under hand rolling. Significant improvements were also proved in the Cognitive variable of Executive Function.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. S Jayakumar, Dr. C Lakshmanan. Influence of directive play activities on motor development of school children. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2021;6(1):191-193.