ERIC Number: ED150128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec-2
Reference Count: 0
Parental Concern for the Motor Development of the Young Child.
Schnabl-Dickey, Elizabeth A.
The purpose of this study was to construct a valid instrument that would accurately measure parental attitudes toward the motor development of young children. A Likert scaled attitude statement was developed with responses ranging from "very strongly agree" to "very strongly disagree." Parents were asked to reply to 20 statements on the subject. A broad interpretation of the results indicates that parents express underlying attitudes that motor skills are learned behaviors important in total development, that skill learning should be broad in scope, that youngsters should become proficient performers, and that participation in vigorous activity should not be limited by risk of injury. A copy of the statement sheet and the answer sheet is attached to the document. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Indiana Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Evansville, Indiana, December 2, 1977)