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The relationship between fundamental movement skills and physical self-perception among adolescent girls

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posted on 01.10.2018, 00:00 authored by V Rogers, Lisa BarnettLisa Barnett, Natalie LanderNatalie Lander
This study aimed to explore the relationship between fundamental movement skills (FMS) and multiple levels of physical self-perception among early adolescent girls. The Victorian FMS Teachers' Manual was used to measure actual FMS. Perceptions were measured using the Physical Self-Perception Profile and the Perceived Movement Skill Competence Scale. Pearson's correlations assessed the association between FMS and each level of physical self-perception. General linear models, adjusting for potential confounders, were conducted to explore the relationship between FMS and multiple levels of physical self-perception. A total of 173 Australian girls (M= 12.48 years, SD = .34) had complete data. Results found positive moderate and significant associations between actual FMS and physical self-perception, perceived sports competence, and, to a lesser degree, perceived FMS. Actual and perceived object control skill were also moderately associated, but there was no association between actual and perceived locomotor skill. After adjusting for potential confounders, FMS remained a significant predictor of each level of perception in each model, except for locomotor skill. These findings are important for future intervention development to improve both actual and perceived FMS, particularly in object control skill, which has been identified as a predictor of subsequent physical activity.

History

Journal

Journal of motor learning and development

Volume

6

Issue

s2

Pagination

S378 - S390

Publisher

Human Kinetics

Location

Champaign, Ill.

ISSN

2325-3193

eISSN

2325-3215

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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