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Differences between girls and boys based on basic psychomotor skills

MOJ Sports Medicine
Mihajlo Mijanovic 


According to the aim of the research and the set hypotheses, the scientific methodology was consistently implemented with the application of adequate classical and neoclassical statistical methods and tests. Following the set hypotheses, the following conclusions can be drawn. The first hypothesis H1 assumes that boys will have better results than girls at the beginning of the school year (first measurement) and that these differences will be statistically significant at the Sig.≤.05 error level. One-factor analysis of variance “Anova” shows that there is a statistically significant difference between boys and girls in favor of boys (Chi-square=29.36, df=8, Sig.<.00). Statistically significant correlation with the discriminative function had variables: (SHR, BAH, SBJ and SAR). Tables 1&2. Differences between girls and boys were not established for the variables: (FTR, PLT, SUP and HIG). That there is a difference at the general level is confirmed by the centroid distance. In accordance with according to the results in Tables 3–6 as well as Graphs 1&2, hypothesis H1 remains valid, the probability of statistical error is less than 1%. The second hypothesis H2 assumes that even at the end of the school year (second measurement) boys will also have better results than their female peers, as well as that the difference will be statistically significant. Comparing the arithmetic means (Tables 1&2), it is evident that in the second measurement the results were better, as if on average the girls were slightly higher. Table 7 shows the results of the one-factor analysis of variance “Anova” and the statistical significance of the differences for each test, including body height. Values in Table 7 column Sig. shows and shows that there is no statistically significant difference between girls and boys in any test. There is a difference between the arithmetic means, but these differences are not large enough to be statistically significant. Discriminative coefficients: Eigen value .071, Shi-sque 6.16, centroid distance (.242:-.286) and finally Sig.=.63 confirm that the differences are not statistically significant. Considering the results of the research, hypothesis H2 can be rejected, noting that girls have improved more. 


psychomotor skills, girls, boys, differences