Analysis on the effects of folk dance training on players’ spatial expectation levels

Keywords: Turkish folk dances, spatial perception, brixton test, visual-spatial perception, physical activity


Background and Study Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects on spatial perception and spatial anticipation levels the effects of control and study groups with 16 week training folk dancing training. Material and Methods: 120 voluntary college students with no folk dancing background, 60 of which is female has participated in the study. The study group had folk dancing training of 16-week whereas control group has not done any training. Brixton Spatial Expectations test was administered to control groups at the first, eighth and sixteenth weeks of the training. Validation of which has previously been done "Prospects Brixton Spatial Test" has been used in the study. A statistical analysis of the data obtained was done with available statistical software (IBM SPSS Statistics 19, SPSS inc., An IBM Co., Somers, NY) and the significance level was taken as 0.05 and 0.01. Similar results were obtained between experimental and control groups in this study. Results: There were not significant differences between groups in terms of measurement time as well as in gender. As a result: Short-term training of folk dancing seems to have no impact on the level of spatial perception. Conclusions: To have a significant effect, a long-term folk dance training is required. In addition, level of spatial perception on folk dance training has no significant difference in terms of gender.


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M. Kaya, Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University; Tokat, Turkey
A. Yilmaz, Erciyes University; Kayseri, Turkey


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Kaya M, Yilmaz A. Analysis on the effects of folk dance training on players’ spatial expectation levels. Physical education of students. 2019;23(5):249-55.