Children's movement skills when playing active video games

Hulteen, Ryan M., Johnson, Tara M., Ridgers, Nicola D., Mellecker, Robin R. and Barnett, Lisa M. 2015, Children's movement skills when playing active video games, Perceptual & motor skills, vol. 121, no. 3, pp. 767-790, doi: 10.2466/25.10.PMS.121c24x5.

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Title Children's movement skills when playing active video games
Author(s) Hulteen, Ryan M.
Johnson, Tara M.
Ridgers, Nicola D.ORCID iD for Ridgers, Nicola D.
Mellecker, Robin R.
Barnett, Lisa M.ORCID iD for Barnett, Lisa M.
Journal name Perceptual & motor skills
Volume number 121
Issue number 3
Start page 767
End page 790
Total pages 27
Publisher Ammons Scientific
Place of publication Missoula, Mont.
Publication date 2015-12
ISSN 0031-5125
Summary Active video games (AVGs) may be useful for movement skill practice. This study examined children's skill execution while playing Xbox Kinect™ and during movement skill assessment. Nineteen children (10 boys, 9 girls; M age = 7.9 yr., SD = 1.4) had their skills assessed before AVG play and then were observed once a week for 6 wk. while playing AVGs for 50 min. While AVG play showed evidence of correct skill performance (at least 30-50% of the time when playing table tennis, tennis, and baseball), nearly all skills were more correctly performed during skill assessment (generally more than 50% of the time). This study may help researchers to better understand the role AVGs could play in enhancing real life movement skills.
Language eng
DOI 10.2466/25.10.PMS.121c24x5
Field of Research 1106 Human Movement And Sports Science
1701 Psychology
1702 Cognitive Science
Socio Economic Objective 920501 Child Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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