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Gender Differences in Strategic Behavior in a Triadic Persecution Motor Game Identified Through an Observational Methodology

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Pic, Miguel
dc.contributor.author Navarro-Adelantado, Vicente
dc.contributor.author Jonsson, Gudberg Konrad
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-02T11:41:09Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-02T11:41:09Z
dc.date.issued 2020-02-04
dc.identifier.citation Citation: Pic M, Navarro-Adelantado V and Jonsson GK (2020) Gender Differences in Strategic Behavior in a Triadic Persecution Motor Game Identified Through an Observational Methodology. Frontiers in Psychology 11:109. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00109
dc.identifier.issn 1664-1078
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2445
dc.description Publisher's version (útgefin grein)
dc.description.abstract The main objective of the work is to address the effective behavior of girls and boys through Triadic Motor Games (TMG). A chasing game “The Maze” was applied on two class groups with a total of 42 players, 18 girls, and 24 boys, who were 12- and 13-year-old secondary school students. An observational methodology was adopted, with a nomothetic, punctual, and multidimensional design. We used a mixed registry system that two expert observers later applied through an observational methodology, obtaining sufficient record-quality levels. THEME was applied to detect temporary regularities, while cross-tabulations and growth trees were applied with the SPSS v.24 tool to reveal whether girls and boys played in similar or distinct ways. The fact that the specific decision groups within the physical education class are different for girls and boys (p < 0.005) is worth reflecting on. The game’s TMG complexity was addressed through roles and subroles, giving rise to a certain motor asymmetry in relation to gender, which is an expression of behaviors lacking in playful neutrality. Through a mixed-methods approach, a study was built using observational methodology that reveals more varied motor solutions in girls, while male behavior showed greater specialization of roles and subroles, and the linkage of these solutions with the favorable modification of the marker. Identifying relevant variables when playing TMG allows a better understanding of girls and boys by analyzing their relationships, which are sometimes paradoxical, in a practical context.
dc.format.extent 109
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Frontiers Media SA
dc.relation.ispartofseries Frontiers in Psychology;11
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Complexity
dc.subject Game
dc.subject Gender
dc.subject THEME
dc.subject Triad
dc.subject Hreyfileikir
dc.subject Kynjamunur
dc.subject Unglingar
dc.title Gender Differences in Strategic Behavior in a Triadic Persecution Motor Game Identified Through an Observational Methodology
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Frontiers in Psychology
dc.identifier.doi 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00109
dc.relation.url https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00109/full
dc.contributor.department Rannsóknastofa um mannlegt atferli (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Human Behaviour Laboratory (UI)

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