The Effectiveness Of An Additional Stretching Exercise Program In Improving Flexibility Level Among Preschool Boys

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Wee Akina Sia Seng Lee Shabeshan A/L Rengasamy Subramaniam A/L Raju

Abstract

This study was conducted to examine the effectiveness of a two minutes’
additional stretching exercise program in a 30 minutes games teaching lesson in
improving the flexibility level of 6 year old preschool boys (M = 5.92, SD = 0.27)
in a preschool in Malaysia. Fifty (50) preschool boys were selected for the study
based on the intact sampling method. From the two classes, one class was
randomly selected as an experimental group (n= 25), while another class which
was used as the control group (n = 25. The experimental group underwent
intervention in a form of a circuit training program involving a set of additional
strectching exercises for two minutes after a five-minute warm up session in a
30-minute games teaching lesson conducted twice a week for 10 weeks. After 10
weeks, ANCOVA analysis was carried out indicated the treatment group was
significant with F (1, 47)= 19.219, p < .05. This indicates that an additional two
minutes of additional stretching exercises in the form of circuit training carried
out in a 30 minutes gamesteaching lesson conducted twice a week for 10 weeks
improved the flexibility level of pre-school boys in a preschool in Malaysia.

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SIA SENG LEE, Wee Akina; A/L RENGASAMY, Shabeshan; A/L RAJU, Subramaniam. The Effectiveness Of An Additional Stretching Exercise Program In Improving Flexibility Level Among Preschool Boys. MOJES: Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 3, p. 53-62, aug. 2018. ISSN 2289-3024. Available at: <https://mojes.um.edu.my/article/view/12841>. Date accessed: 25 mar. 2019.
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