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Bezbednost, Beograd
2019, vol. 61, iss. 1, pp. 25-39
article language: English
document type: Original Scientific Paper

Simple visual reaction time in students of Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies
aUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Sports and Physical Education
bCriminology and Police Academy



Effects of the Applied Physical Activity to Locomotor, Metabolic, Psycho-Social and Educational Status of the Population of the Republic of Serbia (MESTD - 47015)


The aim of this paper is to determine gender based differences as well as the initial standard values for evaluation of simple visual reaction time in both male and female students of the Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies (ACPS)in Belgrade. The method used in this research was laboratory testing. All datasampling was performed using the specially designed testing software that recorded reaction time with 1 ms precision. The variable used in this research, that is Simple Visual Reaction Time (SVRT), was calculated as a mean of 3 trials with the shortest Reaction Time from 5 correct attempts and was expressed in ms. The research sample in this study consisted of a total of 97 subjects, of which 45 females and 52 males. All subjects were third-year students of the ACPS in Belgrade. Based on the obtained results it was determined that differences in SVRT between male and female students ofthe ACPS are not statistically significant (t=1.866, p=0.066). Initial normative values were calculated by the application of appropriate sport metrological procedures. Presented normative models define initial qualitative standard values for 5 distinct preparedness levels as well as quantitative reference values determined for 9 characteristic percentile ranks, both for female and male students of the ACPS.



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