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Validity and reliability of the pictorial scale of perceived movement skill competence for young Greek children

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posted on 11.12.2017, 00:00 authored by F Venetsanou, I Kossyva, N Valentini, A E Afthentopoulou, Lisa BarnettLisa Barnett
This study aimed to adapt the Pictorial Scale of Perceived Movement Skill Competence for
Young Children (PMSC) in Greek and assess its reliability and face, construct and concurrent
validity in 5-9 year-old Greek children. Face validity was conducted with 20 children, whereas
a larger sample (N=227) was used to examine construct validity. Two subsamples (n=38;
n=142) were used to investigate PMSC-GR test-retest reliability and concurrent validity with
the Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Acceptance for Young Children (PSPCSA)-
physical competence subscale (PCS), respectively. The panel of experts confirmed the clarity
and concept integrity of the Greek version. Temporal stability was confirmed for PMSC-GR
total score and both Locomotor (LOC) (ICC .80, 95% CI .62, .89) and Object Control (OC)
(ICC .91, 95% CI .82, .95) subscales. Appropriate internal consistency was found for the total
score as well as for the LOC and OC scores (polychoric correlations: PMSC-GR .80; LOC .60;
OC .76). Confirmatory factor analysis supported the construct validity of a one-factor and twofactor
model. Scores of the PMSC and the PSPCSA-PCS were correlated to a low level. The
PMSC-GR is valid and reliable for Greek children and appears to measure a different construct
to general physical perceived competence.



Journal of motor learning and development






S239 - S251


Human Kinetics


Champaign, Ill.





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C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

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