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A Comparative Study of Psycho-Motor Abilities of Tribal and Non-tribal Gymnasts

Author Affiliations

  • 1Physical Education, Devi Ahilya University, Indore MP, INDIA
  • 2Khargaon, MP, INDIA

Res. J. of Physical Education Sci., Volume 3, Issue (2), Pages 9-10, February,23 (2015)

Abstract

The main aim of the present study is to compare selected psycho-motor abilities of male Indian gymnasts of tribal and non tribal origin. To conduct the study, 100 gymnasts, who took part in state level gymnastic championships held in various parts of India, were selected as sample. Out of these 100 selected subjects, 50 have tribal origin (Av. age 18.22 yrs) and the same number i.e. 50 have non tribal origin (Av. age 17.91 yrs). To determine hand-eye coordination of the selected subjects, Mirror Drawing Test was used. Simple reaction time of the selected male gymnasts was assessed by Nelson Test. The results reveal no significant difference in selected psycho-motor abilities of male gymnasts with tribal and non-tribal origin. It was concluded that psycho-motor abilities of male gymnasts did not differ significantly on the basis of their tribal, non-tribal origin.

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