Anggi Aditiawan, S. Sugiyanto, S. Siswandari


This study aims to (1) reveal the phenomenon of physical activity of primitive society in their daily life, (2) understand which physical activities have the element to improve physical performance, (3) understand which physical activities have the element of motor skills. The subject of the study is physical activity conducted by primitive society of Suku Anak Dalam in Jambi, Sumatera, Indonesia. This study uses descriptive qualitative method with phenomenology approach. Level of confidence is tested by using data triangulation from the informants who are considered to understand the primitive society Suku Anak Dalam’s life structure. The analysis in this study is conducted within five stages, which are: (1) data reduction, (2) data display, (3) conclusion drawing, (4) validity result improvement and (5) narrative analysis result. The result of study shows that: (1) there is physical activity conducted by Suku Anak Dalam people as part of survival activity in the jungle, (2) there is physical activity which has the element of physical performance, (3) there is physical activity which has the element of motor skills.


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