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The pictorial scale of perceived movement skill competence: determining content and construct validity for Brazilian children

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posted on 14.03.2017, 00:00 authored by N Valentini, Lisa BarnettLisa Barnett, P F Bandeira, G C Nobre, L W Zanell, R F Sartori
The pictorial scale of Perceived Movement Skill Competence (PMSC) was developed to assess young children’s perceptions of competence in fundamental motor skills (FMS) and in active play. The objectives of the present study were to assess validity and reliability with Brazilian children. Nineteen health-related professionals and, 331 children (4 to 8 years-old) were enrolled in the study. Kappa concordance coefficient, intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC), polychoric correlations and confirmatory factor analyses were used. The back-reverse translation prevents the bias of a single translation. Experts and professionals confirmed the clarity and pertinence of the items with high agreement scores (values > .90). Test-retest reliability results showed strong ICC (values > .90). The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient showed good internal consistency (α values from .70 to .85). The CFA showed appropriate fit indexes for a three-factor model (i.e. six object control, six locomotion and six active play items) and a two-factor model (i.e. 12 FMS and six active play items). However the two-factor model showed superior indexes (χ2/DF = 3.1; RMSEA = .06; GFI = .90; CFI = .91; AIC = 485.8). The PMSC is a valid and reliable assessment to use in Brazil.

History

Journal

Journal of motor learning and development

Volume

6

Issue

s2

Pagination

s189 - s204

Publisher

Human Kinetics

Location

Champaign, Ill.

ISSN

2325-3193

eISSN

2325-3215

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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