PHYSICAL CONDITION EVALUATION OF STUDENTS BETWEEN 8-11 YEARS OF AGE BY EUROFIT TESTS
Korai CHASAN1, İlhan TOKSÖZ2, Necdet SUT3
1Health Sciences Institute, Trakya University, Edirne, Türkiye
2Kırkpınar School of Physical Education and Sport, Trakya University, Edirne, Türkiye
3Dept. of Biostatistics, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Balkan Campus, Edirne, Türkiye
Keywords: Eurofit, physical education, fitness, students, sports
The aim of this study is to determine physical condition levels of students in the 8-11 age group, who follow PE courses two hours a week in two primary schools of Edirne, by means of the “Eurofit” test batteries. The study also seeks to contribute to prospective studies, as well as to provide data for creating national and geographical norms. With this purpose, a total of 160 students (n=80 boys, n=80 girls) were included in the research. There was no significant difference among schoolboys considering age, BMI, and flamingo, plate tapping, broad jumping, hand gripping and 10x5 m shuttle run tests (p>0.05). Heights, body weights (p=0.026 and p=0.003 respectively) sit-up and bent arm hang tests (p=0.001 for each) revealed significant differences between Conservatory (C) and Şehit Asım (ŞA) boys, with only the last parameter being in favor of the latter. Among girls from the two schools, there were no significant differences in age, height, broad jumping, hang gripping, and 10x5 m shuttle run tests (p>0.05). While BMI (p=0.007) and body weight (p=0.001) results were higher for C schoolgirls, and plate tapping favored them (p=0.045); flamingo (p=0.022), sit-up and bent arm hang tests (p=0.001 each) favored ŞA girls.