عنوان مقاله [English]
Although motor development is influenced by development and maturity, environmental conditions affect it. The purpose of this study was to compare the loco Motor Skills of children aged 7 to 9 years with emphasis on geographical location and gender Factors. The statistical population consisted of children from the centers of Tehran, Lorestan, Khuzestan and Kurdistan provinces with a sample size of 240 (120 girls, 120 boys). Ulrich motor development Test (2015) was used to measure loco motor skills, and multivariate analysis of variance was used to analyze the data using SPSS 22 software.The results of multivariate analysis of variance showed that the main effect of city and the interaction of city and gender were significant in displacement skills (P = 0.001). In boys galloping skills in Sanandaj City, they gained more points than girl children (P = 0.001). In hopping, male children performed better in Tehran (P = 0.001, F-19/01) and Ahvaz city (P = 0.001), In the slaiding component of male children in Ahvaz city they received more points than female children (P = 0.001). Also in the total score of displacement Khoramabad city children score was significantly higher than Ahvaz children (P = 0.001) and children of Sanandaj City gained more points than Khoramabad and tahran children (P = 0.001). No significant differences were found between the other citys. According to the findings, it seems that geographical location has different effects on the development of movement patterns of boys and girls.