Sport Participation and Gender Differences in Rhythmic Ability

The purpose of the study was to investigate the role of sport participation and gender on rhythmic ability. Participants were junior competitive male and female tennis players (n= 31, age= 11.61 year, training age= 4.38 year) and non-active male and female controls (n= 32, age= 12.12 year). The High/Scope Rhythmic Competence Analysis Test (RCAT) was used to evaluate the rhythmic ability of participants. The RCAT was conducted with two different tempos of metronome that were 50 beats per minute and 120 beats per minute. An independent-sample t-test was conducted to evaluate the rhythmic abilities of participants. Results revealed that rhythmic ability performance scores of junior competitive tennis players were higher than non-active controls and RCAT scores of male and female participants indicated similarities.
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M. Söğüt and S. Kirazcı, “Sport Participation and Gender Differences in Rhythmic Ability,” pp. 36–41, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: