Differences between morphological characteristics and motoric capabilities of physically active and inactive female students

Keywords: primary school, additional sports activity, anthropological status, morphological characteristics, motoric capabilities


Background: This research was done as continuation of research made previously on male population. The goal of this research is to determine „differences between morphological characteristics and motoric capabilities of physically active and inactive female students “. Methods: Sample of physically inactive female students was made of 54 examinees and sample for active students was made of 52 girls. Average age was 12. All girls were primary school students. Physically inactive students regularly attended PE lessons and active students were involved in training process of basketball, volleyball, football and handball teams. Additional practice was done two times a week for 90 minutes. Morphological space is set by 15 variables and motoric space is set with 24 variables. Results: Statistical difference was determined by T-test on level (p<0.05). Significance given by T-test was checked by calculating Eta coefficient. Such data has differences in Chest Width (.00/.00 and η2=0,33), Weight (.00/.00 and η2=0,34), Stomach Skin Curves (.00/.00 and η2=0,37) and Back Skin Curves (.05/.05 and η2=0,16). Motoric space has differences in: Slalom with Three Medicine Balls (.00/.00 and η2=0.01), Throwing medicine ball from the chest (.00/.00 and η2=0,10), Long Jump (.00/.00 and η2=0,17), Push-ups (.02/.02 and η2=0.05), Sit-and-Reach (.04/.04 and η2=0.00) and 20m low start run (.00/.00 and. η2=0,14). Conclusions: After analysis it can be stated the aim of the research was completed and differences of anthropological status of physically active and inactive female students were determined. Students of age 12 can be recommended additional training activity to positively transform anthropological spaces with no transformation. Research with same or similar variables should be done on different age categories when compared to this one or to analyze quality of influence that specific sports have on transformation in this age category.


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Author Biographies

F. Rašidagić, University of Sarajevo
faris.rasidagic@gmail.com; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
N. Nurković, University of Sarajevo
n.nurkovic@gmail.com; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Turković Dž. Imamović, University of Sarajevo
imamovicdzenana@gmail.com; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Nurković H. Hadžibulić, University of Sarajevo
1512hana@gmail.com; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
E. Nikšić, University of Sarajevo
elvira.beganovic1982@gmail.com; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
A. Kapo, University of Sarajevo
anida.kapo2@gmail.com; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


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How to Cite
Rašidagić F, Nurković N, Imamović TD, Hadžibulić - NH, Nikšić E, Kapo A. Differences between morphological characteristics and motoric capabilities of physically active and inactive female students. Pedagogy of Physical Culture and Sports. 2020;24(1):30-5. https://doi.org/10.15561/26649837.2020.0105