Effectiveness and improvement in psichomotor development, selfconcept and socialization through a physical activity program

Margarita Gomendio

Carmen Maganto

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Gomendio, M., & Maganto, C. (2000). Effectiveness and improvement in psichomotor development, selfconcept and socialization through a physical activity program. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 61, 24-30.

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Abstract

The goal of this research is the evaluation of a Physical Education Programme for Children, oriented towards the psycomotoric development, the improvement of selfconcept and the social behavior. The programme has been designed to promote in children a best (better) achievement of physical activities but an whole development in the pointed out (marked) aspects before. The intervention for experimental group was performed during the school year, as an regular academic activity. This program consists in 25 sessions with its rules of achievement and assessment. A study of a group was carried out with pre-test and pos-test measurements. In the pre-test and pos-test stages that following evaluation scales were employed: Picq and Vayer Psychomotor battery, Villa Sanchez and Azurmendi Escribano scale of self-concept perception, and Silva and Martorell socialization battery test, to evaluate variables in psycomotor development, self-concept and social behavior in the classroom. The sample was composed of 23 children in the experimental group and 24 in the control group. Each group proceeded from his regular classroom. They were between 6 and 7 years old. An analysis of the results showed a positive effect of the programme on psycomotor development and self-concept, reducing apathy-withdrawal in social interaction.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Published: July 01, 2000