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Development, content validity and test-retest reliability of the lifelong physical activity skills battery in adolescents

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posted on 01.01.2018, 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
Numerous skill batteries assess fundamental motor skill (e.g., kick, hop) competence. Few skill batteries examine lifelong physical activity skill competence (e.g., resistance training). This study aimed to develop and assess the content validity, test-retest and inter-rater reliability of the "Lifelong Physical Activity Skills Battery". Development of the skill battery occurred in three stages: i) systematic reviews of lifelong physical activity participation rates and existing motor skill assessment tools, ii) practitioner consultation and iii) research expert consultation. The final battery included eight skills: grapevine, golf swing, jog, push-up, squat, tennis forehand, upward dog and warrior I. Adolescents (28 boys, 29 girls; M = 15.8 years, SD = 0.4 years) completed the Lifelong Physical Activity Skills Battery on two occasions two weeks apart. The skill battery was highly reliable (ICC = 0.84, 95% CI = 0.72-0.90) with individual skill reliability scores ranging from moderate (warrior I; ICC = 0.56) to high (tennis forehand; ICC = 0.82). Typical error (4.0; 95% CI 3.4-5.0) and proportional bias (r = -0.21, p = .323) were low. This study has provided preliminary evidence for the content validity and reliability of the Lifelong Physical Activity Skills Battery in an adolescent population.

History

Journal

Journal of sport sciences

Volume

36

Issue

20

Pagination

2358 - 2367

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

eISSN

1466-447X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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