Author(s): Sinan AYAN, Ekrem BOYALI

The purpose of this study is to examine the selected physical and basic motor performance of students with special needs (age group 7-14) in terms of age and gender. A total of 119 mildly intellectual disabled students (MID ), 54 female and 65 male students attending 14 special education classes (4 primary schools, 10 secondary schools) in K?r?kkale province were participated voluntarily. Body length, body weight, body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, body fat mass were measured. Handgrip strength, vertical jump, stopping long jump, flexibility, static balance, 20 m sprint test were applied. In the analysis of the research data, the IBM SPSS 22 package program was used and the level of significance was accepted as p <0.05. Arithmetic mean and standard deviation values are used in descriptive statistics of variables. Participants were divided into two groups, primary school (7 -10 years) and middle school (11-14 years), to assess physical and basic motor features according to age and sex. Shapiro-Wilk test was used to evaluate the normal distribution of the obtained data, and the data were not normal. Differences between the groups were analyzed using Mann-Whitney U Test and Kruskal Wallis Test. The Mann-Whitney U Test was applied to determine which group caused the difference after the Kruskal Wallis Test. There was a statistically significant difference between males and females (in favor of male students) in hand grip strength and vertical jump tests between 7-10 age group (p <0,05). Body length, body weight, anaerobic power, right hand grip strength and vertical jump values were found to be statistically significant (p <0,05) according to age of 7-10 age group students. A statistically significant difference was found between male and female students (in favor of male students) in boys age group 11-14, body length, right hand grip strength and long jump performance. In the values of flexibility, statistically significant difference was found in favor of female students (p <0,05). According to age variation among 11-14 age group students; height length, left hand grip strength and 20 m speed performance were found statistically significant (p <0.05). Male students perform better than female students in physical


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