Research Article
Volume 12 Issue 4 - 2021
Relationship between Motor Learning and General Intelligence
Pavol Horička* and Jaromír Šimonek
Department of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Education, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia
*Corresponding Author: Pavol Horička, Department of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Education, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia.
Received: February 22, 2021; Published: May 27, 2021




Abstract

The acquisition of skills is associated with the process of motor learning. We assume that its pace is determined by the abilities and levels of a wide range of neural processes, including intelligence. The content of the research was to find out the differences in the level of motor learning (ML) and general intelligence (IQ) in the group of 120 boys and girls of primary school and grammar school aged 12 - 17 years and the subsequent identification of a possible relationship between the two indicators. The results did not show significant differences in the level of motor learning and intelligence between the genders in either age category. Correlation analysis confirmed a significant relationship between ML and IQ excluding the gender factor (r = -0.297). When gender was taken into account, the relationship was seen only in boys (r = - 0.312) [1]. We note that we found a lower rate of ML in students with a higher level of intelligence. We observed the same tendencies in the girls, but insignificant.

Keywords: General Intelligence; Motor Skills Learning; School Physical Education; Self-Perception

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Citation: Pavol Horička and Jaromír Šimonek. “Relationship between Motor Learning and General Intelligence”. EC Orthopaedics 12.6 (2021): 13-21.

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