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Research Paper | Physical Education | Sierra Leone | Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017


Motor Skill Level of Children and Adolescents Motivation in Physical Activity: A Major Concern for Public Health and Physical Education

Henry Joe Tucker, Samuel Joseph Bebeley, Michael Conteh


Abstract: Background Physical fitness could be referred to as a structured, organized, planned and executed physical activity, exercise and education that involves circuit training, which could require use of maximum volume of oxygen (VO2 max. ), intake and expenditure of kilocalories by muscles, skeletal and cardiovascular systems for fitness, health and wellness that could help prevent lifestyle related cardiovascular illnesses, mortality and morbidity. Motor skill as a subcategory of physical activity, could be referred to as public health education factor that relates to human movement patterns of muscles and skeletal systems that could require intake and expenditure of kilocalories for improved VO2 max. , fitness, wellness, healthy lifestyle and decreased cardiovascular related illnesses, morbidity and mortality. This study only aimed at scoring the measured and evaluated factors under motor skill level of children and adolescents motivation in physical activity a major concern for public health and physical education. Methods American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (AAHPER) was the survey instrument adopted, with sampled participants of (N=122) selected using a process of simple random sampling method, having a response rate of (100 %). The variables were analyzed using IBM SPSSv.23 Statistics, with mean and standard deviation (MSD) age recorded as (14.55.5) ranged from (9-20) years. Results Differences in mean and standard deviation (MSD) of motor skill test by age group were evidenced accordingly by highest scores as follows Bend-Knee-Sit-Ups (15-17) years scored (2.720.861), Shuttle-Run (09-11) years scored (3.000.000), Standing-Long-Jump (18-20) years scored (2.750.809) and Fifty-Yards-Dash (09-11) years scored (4.000.000) for both USS and TSS combined in table 1. The results were tested @ significance level p


Keywords: Physical Activity, Physical Education, Public Health and Motor Skill


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017,


Pages: 482 - 486


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Henry Joe Tucker, Samuel Joseph Bebeley, Michael Conteh, "Motor Skill Level of Children and Adolescents Motivation in Physical Activity: A Major Concern for Public Health and Physical Education", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20178705, Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017, 482 - 486

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