Performance comparison of outdoor studies students in motor tests in 2011 and 2012 at Faculty of Education University J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem

Zdeněk Havel

Abstract

The aim of this study was to contribute to the expansion of knowledge about the level of performance of motor skills of Outdoor studies students. We realized motor tests at first year students of Outdoor studies in academic years 2010/2011 and 2011/2012, and we asked ourselves whether the results will be the same performance or whether performance changes. We also measured the height and weight and calculated body mass index (BMI).Measuring and testing took place in March and April of 2011 and 2012 in the sports facilities of Faclty of Education at University J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem.The results showed that all four groups in BMI belong to the “normal value”. Men and women with the exception, Katch-McArdle Step Test in men, showed a similar performance. This was true even for Jowa Brace test. Stated hypothesis of equal performance in motor tests was confirmed. We were unable to validate the influence of BMI on performance in motor tests.

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APA Citation

Havel, Z. (2012). Performance comparison of outdoor studies students in motor tests in 2011 and 2012 at Faculty of Education University J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem. Journal of Outdoor Activities, 6(2), 26–38.

Additional Information

Date: 2012-10-01