Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Early Childhood Education. Semarang Early Childhood Research and Education Talks (SECRET 2018)

The Impact of Body Weight towards Gross Motor Skill on 4–6 Year Old Children in Rural Preschools

Authors
Fitta Nurisma Riswandi, Harun Rasyid
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Fitta Nurisma Riswandi
Available Online November 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/secret-18.2018.21How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Preschool, Gross Motor, Body Weight, Rural, Motor Skill
Abstract
Gross motor skill is a crucial aspect for children in preschool age. This research aims to identify the impact of body weight towards 4-6 year old children’s gross motor skill in rural preschools. Participants were divided into 3 groups: 30 underweight children, 30 normal weight children, and 30 overweight children. The result data was divided into two separate sections based on the age group: 4-5 year olds and 5-6 year olds. Based on the ANOVA test, there was no correlation between body weight and gross motor skill in 4– 5 year old children (p>0.05). Inversely, there was a correlation between the two variables in 5-6 year old children (p<0.05). Children who were considered overweight have the smallest gross motor skill compared to other groups (M= 18.52). Conclusion: The data suggest that there is a difference between body weight and gross motor skill in 4-6 year old children in rural preschools. The next research should take a closer look at children’s activity both at home and school.
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