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American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2017, 5(4), 82-85
DOI: 10.12691/ajssm-5-4-4
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Relationship between Organized Physical Activity and Motor Competence in Teenagers

Carolina Maria Coelho Campos1, 2, , Daniel da Rocha Queiroz3, 2, Jeymison Tadeu Nunes Da Silva4, Anderson Henry P. Feitoza1, 2 and Maria Teresa Cattuzzo1, 5

1Higher School of Physical Education, University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

2Associate Program of Post-graduation in Physical Education, UPE / UFPB, Recife, Brazil

3Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Federal University of Pernambuco, Vitória de Santo Antão, Brazil

4Post-graduation Program in Hebiatrics, UPE, Recife, Brazil

5Associate Program of Post-graduation in Physical Education, UPE / UFPB, Recife, Brazil;Post-graduation Program in Hebiatrics, UPE, Recife, Brazil

Pub. Date: December 29, 2017

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Carolina Maria Coelho Campos, Daniel da Rocha Queiroz, Jeymison Tadeu Nunes Da Silva, Anderson Henry P. Feitoza and Maria Teresa Cattuzzo. Relationship between Organized Physical Activity and Motor Competence in Teenagers. American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2017; 5(4):82-85. doi: 10.12691/ajssm-5-4-4


It is not clear if the association between motor competence (MC) and organized physical activity (OPA) in teenagers and if it depends on the gender. The purpose of this study was to investigate relationship between MC and OPA by gender. Participants, 29 male (19.3±1.3 years) and 38 female (19.0±1.2 years) were assessed by the BOT-2 brief form and by a retrospective questionnaire of the OPA. Males had superior performance in body coordination, strength, agility, and the general motor competence. There were no significant differences between genders in the time spent in OPA; there was a positive and low correlation between MC and OPA, but the correlation showed stronger values only for females. OPA seems to be an enabling environment for the acquisition and development of motor skills that provide the foundation for engagement and motor competence, but gender is an interaction variable.

psychomotor performance motor activity adolescent

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