Mara Kerić, Pavle Rubin, Darijan Ujsasi, Franja Fratrić, Nikola Radulović

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The study sample consisted of 70 participants, 36 male and 34 female pupils aged 9-11, attending the P.S. "Ivo Lola Ribar" from Sombor. The aim of the study was to evaluate the motor learning abilities of the pupils, help them adapt and make the process more interesting for them, and gain insight into the initial state of the psychomotor domain of pupils at the beginning of the school year or take the necessary steps for adequate optimization of physical education. A multivariate analysis of variance showed the statistically significant difference (P = 0.00) in the motor area between the boys and girls. An individual analysis found differences in the following variables/motor tests: the 30-min run with a standing start (p = 0.00), Folding endurance (p = 0.00) and Throwing a medicine ball (2 kg) from a prone position (p = 0 00), a six-minute run (p = 0.00) in favor of the boys and variables Bouncing a ball from the wall (p = 0.00), hyperextensions a bench (p = 0.02) in favor of girls. There was a statistically significant higher level of manifestation of power and speed in boys caused by the consequences of the level of physical activity of the boys, a higher level of manifestation flexibility and coordination among the girls, which is caused by the biological structure of the body and the better perception of the girls. Statistically significant differences in the body weight and body height of the analyzed sample of boys and girls were not obtained.


younger school age, gender, motor abilities

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