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 APE  Vol.3 No.1 , February 2013
Relationships of Various Coordination Tests
Abstract: This study aimed to examine the relationships among four coordination tests with different movement styles according to gender difference and hand dominance. The subjects performed the coordinated force exertion test, the moving beans with tweezers test and the Purdue pegboard test for three trials as well as the pursuit rotor test for seven trials with the dominant and non-dominant hands. Significant and low correlations were found between the moving beans with tweezers test and the Purdue pegboard test for both hands in females but not among the other tests. Significant correlations were found for both hands in males and females in all tests, showing a significant gender difference between correlations only in the pursuit rotor test. In conclusion,relationships among the four tests for both hands were low, and each test is highly unique. In addition, females have higher relationships between dominant and non-dominant hands, and the tendency is marked, particularly in tests that involve pursuing a moving target.
Cite this paper: Kawabata, H. , Demura, S. , Kitabayashi, T. , Sato, S. & Shin, S. (2013). Relationships of Various Coordination Tests. Advances in Physical Education, 3, 15-19. doi: 10.4236/ape.2013.31003.
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