The movement ABC: a cross-cultural comparison of preschool children from Hong Kong, Taiwan and the USA

Chow, Susanna M.K., Hsu, Yung-Wen, Henderson, Sheila E., Barnett, Anna L. and Lo, Sing Kai 2006, The movement ABC: a cross-cultural comparison of preschool children from Hong Kong, Taiwan and the USA, Adapted physical activity quarterly, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 31-48.

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Title The movement ABC: a cross-cultural comparison of preschool children from Hong Kong, Taiwan and the USA
Author(s) Chow, Susanna M.K.
Hsu, Yung-Wen
Henderson, Sheila E.
Barnett, Anna L.
Lo, Sing Kai
Journal name Adapted physical activity quarterly
Volume number 23
Issue number 1
Start page 31
End page 48
Publisher Human Kinetics
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2006-01
ISSN 0736-5829
Summary The purpose of this study was to evaluate the suitability of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (M-ABC) for use in Greater China. Chinese children numbering 255 between the ages of 4 and 6 from Hong Kong and 544 from Taiwan were tested individually on the standardized test contained within the M-ABC. Data from these 799 children were compared to that presented in the test manual for the 493 children of the same age comprising the United States standardization sample. Both within-culture and cross-cultural differences were statistically significant when all items of the M-ABC were examined simultaneously, but effect sizes were too low to be considered meaningful. However, descriptive analysis of the cut-off scores used for impairment detection on the test suggested that adjustments to some items would be desirable for these particular Chinese populations.
Language eng
Field of Research 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Human Kinetics, Inc
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30009026

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Faculty of Health
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