ERIC Number: ED331794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Relationships of Balance and Bilateral Coordination to Skipping in Kindergarten Children.
Hockersmith, Mary R.; Folsom-Meek, Sherry L.
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of balance and bilateral coordination to the fundamental locomotor pattern of skipping in 5- and 6-year old children. Subjects were kindergarten students (N=30) who were attending an elementary school in the suburban Kansas City area. The investigators used items from the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency to obtain balance and bilateral coordination scores. They used the Ohio State University Scale of Intra Gross Motor Assessment (O.S.U. SIGMA) for assessment of skipping performance. Based on results of correlational analyses, the correlation of balance and bilateral coordination--combined to skipping was significant (p<.05); correlations between balance and skipping and between bilateral coordination and skipping were not significant. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Balance; Skipping (Running)