Revista Brasileira de Educação Física e Esporte
Print version ISSN 1807-5509
MIYABAYASHI, Luciane Akemi and PIMENTEL, Giuliano Gomes de Assis. Social interactions and motor proficiency in pupils attending elementary school. Rev. bras. educ. fís. esporte [online]. 2011, vol.25, n.4, pp. 649-662. ISSN 1807-5509. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1807-55092011000400009.
This study discusses the characteristics of Brazilian children enrolled in elementary schools. Namely, the main focus of the investigation was to analyze the motor proficiency of pupils attending the first year of primary education in relation to their socioeconomic status and their social interaction at school. The study was conducted with 30 children, who were analyzed based on crossing data obtained from sources such as motor proficiency tests, socioeconomic questionnaire, direct observation and a sociogram. Results showed significance when comparing indexes of high income and sociability with motor proficiency. Nevertheless, the study also points out to some deviation in relation to the trend observed, thus showing that there is a need for analyzing the macroscopic factors of development, instead of just recurring to determinism.
Keywords : Interpersonal relations; Child development; Education Primary.