Faculty Publications

Title

Influence of participation in a cup-stacking unit on timing tasks

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Perceptual and Motor Skills

Volume

101

Issue

3

First Page

869

Last Page

876

Abstract

Cup stacking is a relatively new activity which has been promoted at conferences for physical educators as having many direct and indirect benefits, such as improved quickness. This study examined the influence of a cup-stacking instructional unit on reaction and anticipation times of 69 children in Grades 2 and 4. Within each grade participants were assigned to an experimental or a control group. The former received a 3-wk. instructional unit following the lesson plans provided by the promoters of cup stacking. The control groups received a standard physical education curriculum. Analysis indicated no significant differences in reaction and anticipation times between the groups before and after practicing the instructional unit. © Perceptual and Motor Skills 2005.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2005

DOI of published version

10.2466/pms.101.3.869-876

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