THE INFLUENCE OF DANCING AND GAME CONTENTS ON PRESCHOOLERS’ MOTOR ENGAGEMENT

Journal Title: Exercise and Quality of Life - Year 2016, Vol 8, Issue 1

Abstract

The goal of this study was to examine the influence of dancing and game contents on preschoolers’ motor engagement in each phase, as well as total engagement in directed motor activities. The study was realized in the first term of 2014/2015 school year. 12 activities with dancing contents and 12 activities with moving games were monitored. The duration of directed motor activity phases was as follows: the first A phase (introductory) – five minutes, the first B phase (preparatory) – five minutes, the second phase (main) – fifteen minutes and the third phase (final) – five minutes. The time of the activity (engagement) was measured by random choice of one of the children, who was monitored during the directed activity. The observed child did not know that he/she was an object of measurement. Data processing included descriptive statistics and t-test for small independent samples. The parameters of descriptive statistics indicate longer engagement of children in the first A phase, the third phase and total engagement with dancing contents. Game contents influenced higher engagement in the first B phase and the second phase. Game contents influenced statistically significant difference in relation to dancing contents in the third phase. The total engagement with the dancing contents was 725 seconds, with game contents 707 seconds. The t-test does not indicate statistically significant difference between dancing and game contents in terms of preschoolers' total engagement. The results indicate that the activities with dancing and game contents are very useful in working with preschoolers.

Authors and Affiliations

Živorad Marković, Dragoljub Višnjić

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Živorad Marković, Dragoljub Višnjić (2016). THE INFLUENCE OF DANCING AND GAME CONTENTS ON PRESCHOOLERS’ MOTOR ENGAGEMENT. Exercise and Quality of Life, 8(1), 10-18. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-303816