The Impact of Body Weight towards Gross Motor Skill on 4–6 Year Old Children in Rural Preschools
Fitta Nurisma Riswandi, Harun Rasyid
Fitta Nurisma Riswandi
Available Online November 2018.
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- Preschool, Gross Motor, Body Weight, Rural, Motor Skill
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Fitta Nurisma Riswandi AU - Harun Rasyid PY - 2018/11 DA - 2018/11 TI - The Impact of Body Weight towards Gross Motor Skill on 4–6 Year Old Children in Rural Preschools BT - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Early Childhood Education. Semarang Early Childhood Research and Education Talks (SECRET 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 132 EP - 137 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/secret-18.2018.21 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/secret-18.2018.21 ID - Riswandi2018/11 ER -