Anthropometric Characteristics and Motor Fitness in Adolescent Boys with Relative and Non-relative

Document Type : Original Article


1 Motor bihaviour and psychology D,Faculty of sport sciences,Arak university

2 Associate Professor, of Behavioral Movement and Sports Psychology.Department of Exercise Behavior and Sports Psychology, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.

3 Master Degree in the Field of Motor Behavior and Psychology.Department of Exercise Behavior and Sports Psychology, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.


Background and Objective: Relative marriages are one of the major factors in emergence of genetic disorders and disabilities, and it affects individual’s performance. Since marrages among relatives is common in our country, the study aimed to compare motor fitness and anthropometrical characteristics of teenager boys with nonrelative and relative parents.
Subjects and Methods: In this Ex post facto research, 80 teenage boys of Arak city aged 14, 15, 16, 17 consisted of 20 people in non-relative groups and 20 people nonrelative groups were chosen from a targeted multi-stage cluster from Arak schools. The tool for gathering data, questionnaire of individual information, motor fitness test including: standing long jump and medicine ball throw, 36 meters running and ruler, 4×9 m shuttle run, BESS and test angel, Minnesota handing/eye and hand coordination. Anthropometric measuring tools consisted of tape measure, scale and stadiometer. For data analysis, Kolmogorov Smirnov, and for statistical operation, SPSS software version 17 was used.
Results: Relative marriage of parents has a significant effect on moving readiness and anthropometric features of teenagers (p=/05).
Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that marrages among relatives has negative effects on moving readiness and anthropometric among teenage boys. 


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