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Validity and reliability of a pictorial instrument for assessing fundamental movement skill perceived competence in Chinese children

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posted on 2018-10-01, 00:00 authored by Y Diao, C Dong, Lisa BarnettLisa Barnett, I Estevan, J Li, Liu Ji
The purpose was to determine the validity and reliability of the Pictorial Scale for Perceived Movement Skill Competence (PMSC) in Chinese children. A total of 241 children (Girls, n = 119), aged from 4 to 9 (6.9±1.53) participated. One week later two random subsamples were selected. One (n = 52) was to determine face validity, and the other (n = 56) was to determine test retest reliability. Internal consistency analyses through Cronbach’s alpha and construct validity by confirmatory factor analysis were conducted. Results showed (a) face validity was better for object control skills, (b) internal consistency was adequate for each subscale and all the 13 skills (alpha range from .73 to .87), (c) Intra-Class Correlations were good for locomotor (.62), object control (.73) and all the13 skills (.78), (d) the modified two-factor model had a good fit (CFI = .96, TLI = .94, RMSEA = .04, SRMR = .05). The Chinese version of the PMSC is appropriate to use. Although considering the participants were only from Shanghai, results may not be generalizable to all Chinese children.

History

Journal

Journal of motor learning and development

Volume

6

Pagination

S223-S238

Location

Champaign, Ill.

ISSN

2325-3193

eISSN

2325-3215

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, Human Kinetics, Inc.

Issue

s2

Publisher

Human Kinetics