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ERIC Number: ED096285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-1
Pages: 15
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The Relationship of Selected Measures of Proprioception to Physical Growth, Motor Performance, and Academic Achievement in Young Children.
Haubenstricker, John L.; Milne, D. Conrad
This study investigates the relationship of selected measures of proprioception to measures of physical growth, motor performance, and academic achievement in young children. Measures were obtained from 321 boys and girls attending kindergarten and first and second grade. Sample correlation matrices were computed on all variables at each grade level. Multivariate analysis of variance procedures were employed to determine grade and sex differences in performance on the proprioception tests. Multivariate multiple regression analysis was used to estimate the relationships between each of the dependent variables and the set of proprioception tests. Regression equations were established for the criterion dependent variables. Significant intergrade differences were found for performance on three of the proprioception tests. No significant performance differences due to sex were found for any of the proprioception tests at any grade level. Intercorrelations between proprioception scores and the measures of physical growth, motor performance, and academic achievement reached significance most frequently with the thickness discrimination and static balance tests. Significant intercorrelations between proprioception and academic achievement measures were most frequent at the kindergarten level and decreased with each succeeding grade. The predictive ability of the proprioception measures was greatest at the first-grade level. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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