Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

The Effect of Using Computer-Programmed Instruction on Learning Some Basic Skills in Karate for Deaf-Mute Students


Mohannad Odeh Al Zughialat*

The study aimed to identify the effect of using programmed instruction to learn some basic skills in karate for deaf-mute students, and the researcher used the empirical research using the design of the two groups (experimental and control). The sample of the study included (12) students who were deliberately selected deaf-mute students from the Faculty of Sports Science at Mutah University. The educational program included educational units that included an explanation of the technical points for each skill, in addition to pictures and infographic videos of some basic skills in karate (Gedan barai, Age Uke, Soto Uke, Uchi Uke, Shuto Uke, Gyaki Zuki, Mae Geri). Statistical correlations were used (arithmetical means and standard deviations, Pearson correlation coefficient, Spearman correlation coefficient, Wilcoxon test, Mann–Whitney test), and the study results showed that there were statistically significant differences between the results of the post-test of the experimental group and the control group in the performance of skills and in favor of the experimental group. The most important recommendations referred to the use of programmed instruction in learning and training karate skills in general, and conducting similar studies on skills for other sports.