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Prime Journal of Social Science

ISSN: 2315-5051

Volume 8, Issue 1, pp. 1538-1541

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The Study Of The Body Mass Index And Somatotype Of An Elıte Female Boxer (A Longitudinal Study)



Prof. Vedat Ayan



The University of Trabzon, Faculty of Sports Sciences; Tel.: +905052381349


 Accepted Date

27th February, 2020



Ayan V (2017). The Study Of The Body Mass Index And Somatotype Of An Elıte Female Boxer (A Longitudinal Study). Prim. J. Soc. Sci. 8(1): 1538-1541.



This study was done with the aim of studying the changes in the body mass index and somatotype of a female elite boxer in 3 years time. The study was conducted between the years 2014-2017, with the participation of Buse Naz SÜRMENELİ, a boxer registered to the Trabzon Belediye Sports Club in Trabzon province. In the study, single group, pre-test, post- test patterned experimental research method was used. To determine the somatotype of the athlete, Heath-Carter method was used. To study the changes in the body mass index and somatotype of the female boxer, two anthropometric measurements were taken first in 2014 and then -three years later -in 2017. Descriptive statics was used to assess the data collected in the study. Athlete’s age ; 16, height; 167 cm, weight; 71 kg, body mass index; 25,4 kg/m2 were found in the pre-testing session. Athlete’s age ; 19, height; 170 cm, weight; 74 kg, body mass index; 25,6 kg/m2 were found in the post-testing session. Somatotype values of the athlete were found as endomorphy 5,0 mezomorphy 5,3 ectomorphy 1,0 in pre-testing andendomorphy 4,2 mezomorphy 5,0 ectomorphy 1,1 in post-testing. As a conclusion boxers are expected to have high mesomorphic components and low endomorphic components for their athletic performance. In our study, elite female boxer was found as having high mesomorphic components and low endomorphic components, too. In this respect, it is recommended that the athletes use muscle power building and body fat burning training programs .

Key Word:
Anthropometry, Boxing, Female, Somatotype
NOT: (BILMES SH 2019) Presented as a Oral Presentation


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Effects of free education on enhancing access to primary education in Tanzania: A case of Newala District, Mtwara Region

Felister L. Mberege, Fred A. Rwechungura, and Pius S. Chaya


Tanzania has attempted to increase access to education at various levels of education systems. Despite all these efforts there are a lot of challenges which need to be address to enhance progress in the education sector. This study is one amongst many with the objective of assessing the effects of free education on enhancing access to primary education in Tanzania. The study used logic model to explain the households’ decision to enrol their children into primary school under free education policy. The results revealed that free education policy has succeeded both in increasing enrolment and in reducing delays in entering to school because more pupils have been enrolled at the legal school entry age of 5-7 year or less. Besides, free education has not succeeded in reducing dropouts because after implementation of free education policy the surprising outcome is that the percentage of dropouts from school increased.


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The Moderating Influence of CSR in the Relationship Between Financial Leverage and Performance of Listed Companies at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)

John Karori Nyamiobo and Dr. Headmound Okari Isoe


This study examined the moderating effect of Corporate Social Responsibility on the relationship between financial leverage and Performance of listed firms at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). The research was designed to use quantitative research method utilizing data collected from companies listed at the NSE. Questionnaires were used to collect primary data from finance officers of companies listed at NSE. The data collected was analysed by use of descriptive and inferential statistics. The study carried out the analysis of the data with the help of statistical packages including SPSS and MS-Excel.


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Test performance and correlates of bacterial vaginosis among women in Western Kenya

Rosemary A. Okuku, Christine Bii, Ernest Makohka, Joseph Gikunji, and Musa Otieno Ngayo


Bacterial vaginosis (BV), a common lower genital tract infection among women, is associated with adverse birth outcomes and increased risk of HIV/STD. BV, is by far most common and yet under-diagnosed among women in sub-Saharan Africa. With poor laboratory infrastructure and lack of skilled personnel, evaluating BV associated factors and point-of-care diagnostic tests are important for prevention and management in Kenya. Vaginal swabs from 227 women (18 years or older) attending Kakamega County Referral Hospital (KCRH) in Western Kenya were tested for BV using Quickvue Advance pH and Amines test, Amsel’s and Nugent’s criteria as the gold standard. Structured interviews gathered information on factors associated with BV among this population.


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