The reliability of test diagnosing motor learning in youth

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Stepinski M., Szopa J.

Researching motor learning abilities Szopa and Wątroba (1992) used two sets of exercises joined into unknown to the subjects sequence. In Szopa and Latinek (1995) the individual tests the number of remembered and performed sequences of exercises was evaluated and 250 students were tested. The aim of the research was to evaluate coordination, speed, accuracy and movement memory – the basic elements of motor learning abilities. In order to measure the mentioned elements authors constructed a special test. The reliability of the tests has been proved in basic tests. These tests included the measurements of speed and the memory of sequence consisting of several exercises replayed on a VCR until the examined students repeated the sequence perfectly. The final, perfect repetition was performed twice, to avoid the accidental repetition. The results of the researches proved that motor learning abilities are a separate group of predispositions barely connected with other coordination abilities. The research made in Cracow included only the adults so the main aim of this study was to prove the reliability of idea of testing motor learning abilities of young people, using the new, unknown sequence of movements.
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