International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physical Education | India | Volume 5 Issue 8, August 2016

Effect of Basketball Dribbling Practice on Cursive Handwriting of Primary School Children

Dr. S. Akila

Abstract: The objective of the present investigation was to examine the effect of basketball dribbling practice on handwriting of primary school children. To achieve the purpose of the study 45 primary school children of schools of Coimbatore district were selected subjects. The age of the subjects ranges between 7-9 years. They were randomly assigned into three groups equally so that each group has 15 subjects. The first group was named as the cursive writing group (CWG). The second group was named as the Combined Cursive writing and basketball dribbling practice group (CBDG) and the third was control group (CG). After assigning the subjects into various groups the pretest was conducted on the selected psychomotor variables namely hand eye co-ordination and finger dexterity along with Cursive handwriting ability. After completion of the pretest the subjects were treated with basketball dribbling practice. The training period was scheduled for 12 weeks. Experimental group 1 (CWG) underwent cursive writing practice. Experimental group 2 (CBDG) underwent cursive writing practice along with basketball dribbling practice and the control group did not undergo any specific training. After 12 weeks of the training period post test was conducted on the dependent variables for all the groups. To analyze the treatment effect of pre and post test trainingt ratio was used. To compare the significance of mean differences among all the three groups analysis of covariance was used. Results The cursive writing group (CWG) and combined cursive writing and basketballdribbling practice (PYTG) was significantly improved (P<0.05) the selected variables of hand eye co-ordination, finger dexterity and cursive writing ability. The experimental group 1 (CWG) cursive writing group was better than the control group. The experimental group 1 did not show significant difference than the experimental group 2. The experimental group 2combined traininggroups (CBDG) showed better significant results than the control group. The perceptual and yoga training group was better than the perceptual training. The control group did not show any significant improvement on the selected variables. Conclusion Based on the results it was concluded that the implication of basketball dribbling might have been the source of its dominance on the improvement of hand eye co-ordination, finger dexterity and also has produce significant changes on cursive writing ability of primary school children.

Keywords: basketball dribbling, cursive writing, finger dexterity, hand eye coordination, primary school children

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 8, August 2016,

Pages: 202 - 206

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