Taiikugaku kenkyu (Japan Journal of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences)
Online ISSN : 1881-7718
Print ISSN : 0484-6710
ISSN-L : 0484-6710
Studies on growth and Motor Ability of Students in Various Communities
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1961 Volume 5 Issue 4 Pages 124-127


There are various factors which effect the physical growth. Among them more important ones are heredity, environment (natural and social), nutrition and physical activities. We studied how these factors contribut to the physical growth, and reported here the results which were obtained from the measurements on physique, physical functions and motor abilities. The results obtained here were as follows: 1. physique Both boys and girls in big cities are superior to rural areas in height. Those in smaller in body mechanism than in big cities. That is average type between big cities and agicultural or fishing districts. Those in farm districts are superior to students of big cities in width but inferior in height. 2. Physical functions and motor abilities Those in big cities are superior to students of rural areasin vital capacity in I00 meter dash and sargeant jump but ,inferior in strength of back in pull ups. Those in small cities are generally average type between two districts.

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