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Authors

Nattika Penglee

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to study the effect of a fundamental movementskill program on motor skills in early childhood. Population in this research is preschool students in Bangkok metropolitan. Thirty-six preschoolers aged 4 to 5 years old were divided into a control group (CG), and an experimental group (EG). The experiment was conducted over 8 weeks, 3 days per week, and 30 minutes per day. Data were collected before (baseline) and after the 8-week program, by collecting 3 subtests of motor skillstest: 1) locomotor, 2) object control and 3) gross motor quotient. The results wereanalyzed by using independent t-test statistical to test mean differences of 3 motor skill subtests between two groups, and paired t-test statistical for differences within group. The research results showed no significant difference between CG and EG on all3 motor skill subtests at baseline. However, after the 8-week program, the EG scoredsignificantly higher on all 3 motor skill subtests than the CG (p

Publisher

Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University

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196

Last Page

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