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The impact of gymnastics on children’s physical self-concept and movement skill development in primary schools

Rudd, J.R., Barnett, L.M., Farrow, D., Berry, J., Borkoles, E. and Polman, R. 2017, The impact of gymnastics on children’s physical self-concept and movement skill development in primary schools, Measurement in physical education and exercise science, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 92-100, doi: 10.1080/1091367X.2016.1273225.

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Title The impact of gymnastics on children’s physical self-concept and movement skill development in primary schools
Author(s) Rudd, J.R.
Barnett, L.M.ORCID iD for Barnett, L.M. orcid.org/0000-0002-9731-625X
Farrow, D.
Berry, J.
Borkoles, E.
Polman, R.
Journal name Measurement in physical education and exercise science
Volume number 21
Issue number 2
Start page 92
End page 100
Total pages 9
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2017-04-03
ISSN 1091-367X
1532-7841
Keyword(s) fundamental movement skills
general body coordination
intervention
physical education
Summary This study evaluated the effectiveness of an 8-week gymnastics curriculum on children’s movement competence and their physical self-concept. There were 113 children (46% girls, 49% intervention) with a mean age of 9.4 years (SD = 1.8) that participated. Intervention children underwent 8 weeks of gymnastics and the comparison group continued with their standard curriculum. Age was a significant co-variate, a separate analysis was conducted on the lower (grades 2 and 4) and upper (grade 6) groups. The lower age group showed significant improvement in favor of the gymnastic group in fundamental movement skills. The upper age group showed a significant improvement for the control group in general body coordination and fundamental movement skills. For all grades, the physical self-concept showed a significant main effect in favor of the gymnastics group. The gymnastics intervention was found to be of particular benefit for developing children’s movement competence and physical self-concept in younger children.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/1091367X.2016.1273225
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
1106 Human Movement And Sports Science
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2017, Taylor & Francis Group
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30092751

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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