Preprints are early versions of research articles that have not been peer reviewed. They should not be regarded as conclusive and should not be reported in news media as established information.
Effects of Twelve Week Multi-Skills Movement Programme On Motor Development in 7-10 Years Old Boys.pdf (132.52 kB)
Download file

Effects of Twelve Week Multi-Skills Movement Programme On Motor Development in 7-10 Years Old Boys

Download (132.52 kB)
posted on 2021-01-25, 22:53 authored by Yasin ErsözYasin Ersöz, Cem Şeref Bediz

Motor development is an important factor affecting the health status physically, psychologically and socially in both childhood and adulthood. It is important to develop motor skills starting from childhood and to participate in a variety of physical activities for this. In this study, it is aimed to reveal the motor development of 7-10 years old boys who receive multi-skill movement training outside of school and to examine the developmental differences. 61 volunteer college students participated in the study, the sample was divided into 31 students as a control group and 30 students as an intervention group receiving multi-skill movement training outside of school. The Test of Gross Motor Development-2 test, which includes locomotor and object control skill subtests, was applied to monitor the motor development of the children participating in the study. Gross motor skill scores from these two subtests were evaluated. At the end of the 12-week movement program, the study group showed a statistically significant improvement in gross motor skills, object control and locomotor sub-skills compared to the control group. A statistically significant improvement was found only in the object control sub-skill in the control group, whose in-school movement education continued. As a result, physical education activities at schools should be evaluated in terms of their duration and content, and children's participation in physical activities that show diversity should be evaluated in terms of motor development.


Declaration of conflicts of interest


Corresponding author email

Lead author country

  • Turkey

Lead author job role

  • Independent researcher

Lead author institution

Mersin University

Human Participants

  • Yes

Ethics statement

This study was accepted by the Dokuz Eylül University Non-Invasive Research Ethics Committee with the decision dated 26.05.2011 with the protocol number 2011 / 17-10 as "The Effect of the Multiple Skills Sports Training Program on the Motor Development of Boys 7-10 Years Old".


Log in to write your comment here...