Effect of Motor Skills and Flexibility on Psychomotor Achievement of Secondary School Students in Physical Education in Calabar Municipality of Cross River State, Nigeria
Keywords:Motor skills, Flexibility, Psychomotor Achievement and Physical Education
This study investigates the effect of motor skills and flexibility on psychomotor achievement of secondary school students in physical education in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State. To achieve the objectives of this study, two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Literature was reviewed according to the hypotheses directing the study. The survey research design was adopted for the study. A total of two hundred (200) respondents were randomly selected for the study. The selection was done through simple random sampling technique. A questionnaire was designed by the researchers with the help of some measurement experts that gave its face and content validity. To test the hypotheses and to ascertain whether to accept or reject them, Pearson Product Moment Correlation Analysis was considered appropriate because of the nature of variables involved. The 0.05 level of significance was used for the statistical testing of each hypothesis with critical values and degrees of freedom. The results show that there is a significant effect of motor skills and flexibility on psychomotor achievement of secondary school students in Physical Education. Based on the findings of the study, some conclusions and recommendations were made.
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