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Determining the initial predictive validity of the lifelong physical activity skills battery

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posted on 01.12.2018, 00:00 authored by R M Hulteen, Lisa BarnettLisa Barnett, P J Morgan, L E Robinson, C J Barton, B H Wrotniak, D R Lubans
Participation in lifelong physical activities, such as yoga, golf, tennis, or running, are common endeavors in adolescence and adulthood. However, there is a lack of understanding of how competent individuals are in the skills needed for these activities and how competency in these skills relates to physical activity and fitness. This study aimed to determine the initial predictive validity of the Lifelong Physical Activity Skills Battery related to physical activity and health-related fitness. One-hundred and nine adolescents from four schools (55 males, 54 females; Mage = 15.82 years, SD = 0.37 years) completed: demographic information (survey), height (stadiometer), weight (digital scale), motor skill assessment (jog, grapevine, squat, push-up, upward dog, warrior one, tennis forehand, golf swing), health-related fitness (standing long jump, back-saver sit and reach, 3-min submaximal step test, 90° push-up test), and physical activity (GENEActiv accelerometers). Correlations and multiple regression models were conducted in SPSS version 24.0. Motor competence was associated with muscular fitness (standing long jump, β = 0.24, p = .002; push-ups, β = 0.42, p < .001), cardiorespiratory fitness (β = 0.21, p = .031), and flexibility (β = 0.23, p = .025), but not physical activity (β = 0.17, p = .154) or body mass index (β = -0.05, p = .622) Motor competence has a stronger association with health-relatedfitness parameters rather than physical activity.

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Journal

Journal of motor learning and development

Volume

6

Issue

2

Pagination

301 - 314

Publisher

Human Kinetics

Location

Champaign, Ill.

ISSN

2325-3193

eISSN

2325-3215

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, Human Kinetics, Inc.

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