Motor competence and its effect on positive developmental trajectories of health

Robinson, Leah E., Stodden, David F., Barnett, Lisa M., Lopes, Vitor P., Logan, Samuel W., Rodrigues, Luis Paulo and D'Hondt, Eva 2015, Motor competence and its effect on positive developmental trajectories of health, Sports medicine, vol. 45, no. 9, pp. 1273-1284, doi: 10.1007/s40279-015-0351-6.

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Title Motor competence and its effect on positive developmental trajectories of health
Author(s) Robinson, Leah E.
Stodden, David F.
Barnett, Lisa M.ORCID iD for Barnett, Lisa M.
Lopes, Vitor P.
Logan, Samuel W.
Rodrigues, Luis Paulo
D'Hondt, Eva
Journal name Sports medicine
Volume number 45
Issue number 9
Start page 1273
End page 1284
Total pages 12
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2015-09
ISSN 0112-1642
Summary In 2008, Stodden and colleagues took a unique developmental approach toward addressing the potential role of motor competence in promoting positive or negative trajectories of physical activity, health-related fitness, and weight status. The conceptual model proposed synergistic relationships among physical activity, motor competence, perceived motor competence, health-related physical fitness, and obesity with associations hypothesized to strengthen over time. At the time the model was proposed, limited evidence was available to support or refute the model hypotheses. Over the past 6 years, the number of investigations exploring these relationships has increased significantly. Thus, it is an appropriate time to examine published data that directly or indirectly relate to specific pathways noted in the conceptual model. Evidence indicates that motor competence is positively associated with perceived competence and multiple aspects of health (i.e., physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and a healthy weight status). However, questions related to the increased strength of associations across time and antecedent/consequent mechanisms remain. An individual’s physical and psychological development is a complex and multifaceted process that synergistically evolves across time. Understanding the most salient factors that influence health and well-being and how relationships among these factors change across time is a critical need for future research in this area. This knowledge could aid in addressing the declining levels of physical activity and fitness along with the increasing rates of obesity across childhood and adolescence.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s40279-015-0351-6
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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