Health-related fitness in preschool children: Difference between organized and unorganized physical activity

The aim of this research was to determine the differences in health-related fitness between preschool children involved in organized and unorganized physical activities. This study was performed on a sample of 220 healthy preschool children that were divided into two groups, organized physical activ...

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Main Authors: Dragana Zarić, Zoran Gojković, Goran Sporiš, Dejan Madić
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education 2018-06-01
Series:Exercise and Quality of Life
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Online Access:http://www.eqoljournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Zaric.pdf
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spelling doaj-1706bb2162074292aa45460a70b05e912020-11-24T20:43:38ZengUniversity of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education Exercise and Quality of Life1821-34802406-13792018-06-01101293410.31382/eqol.180603Health-related fitness in preschool children: Difference between organized and unorganized physical activityDragana Zarić0Zoran Gojković1Goran Sporiš2Dejan Madić3Primary Health Care Center “Novi Sad”, Novi Sad, SerbiaUniversity of Novi Sad, Faculty of Medicine, Novi Sad, SerbiaUniversity of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology, Zagreb, CroatiaUniversity of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, Novi Sad, SerbiaThe aim of this research was to determine the differences in health-related fitness between preschool children involved in organized and unorganized physical activities. This study was performed on a sample of 220 healthy preschool children that were divided into two groups, organized physical activity group (N=99) and unorganized physical activity group (N=121). Beside the set of anthropometric variables children were tested for Standing broad jump, Classic sit- and-reach test, Bent arm hang, Sit-ups in 30 seconds and Handgrip strength test. The t-test applied to determine differences between anthropometric characteristic revealed differences for almost all variables (p≤0.05). Moreover, the organized physical activity group showed better results in all fitness variables compared to unorganized group (p≤0.01). It can be concluded that the developmental gymnastics program has influence on improvement of health-related fitness in preschool children.http://www.eqoljournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Zaric.pdfmotor abilities • children • differences • assessment
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author Dragana Zarić
Zoran Gojković
Goran Sporiš
Dejan Madić
spellingShingle Dragana Zarić
Zoran Gojković
Goran Sporiš
Dejan Madić
Health-related fitness in preschool children: Difference between organized and unorganized physical activity
Exercise and Quality of Life
motor abilities • children • differences • assessment
author_facet Dragana Zarić
Zoran Gojković
Goran Sporiš
Dejan Madić
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title Health-related fitness in preschool children: Difference between organized and unorganized physical activity
title_short Health-related fitness in preschool children: Difference between organized and unorganized physical activity
title_full Health-related fitness in preschool children: Difference between organized and unorganized physical activity
title_fullStr Health-related fitness in preschool children: Difference between organized and unorganized physical activity
title_full_unstemmed Health-related fitness in preschool children: Difference between organized and unorganized physical activity
title_sort health-related fitness in preschool children: difference between organized and unorganized physical activity
publisher University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sport and Physical Education
series Exercise and Quality of Life
issn 1821-3480
2406-1379
publishDate 2018-06-01
description The aim of this research was to determine the differences in health-related fitness between preschool children involved in organized and unorganized physical activities. This study was performed on a sample of 220 healthy preschool children that were divided into two groups, organized physical activity group (N=99) and unorganized physical activity group (N=121). Beside the set of anthropometric variables children were tested for Standing broad jump, Classic sit- and-reach test, Bent arm hang, Sit-ups in 30 seconds and Handgrip strength test. The t-test applied to determine differences between anthropometric characteristic revealed differences for almost all variables (p≤0.05). Moreover, the organized physical activity group showed better results in all fitness variables compared to unorganized group (p≤0.01). It can be concluded that the developmental gymnastics program has influence on improvement of health-related fitness in preschool children.
topic motor abilities • children • differences • assessment
url http://www.eqoljournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Zaric.pdf
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