ERIC Number: ED173328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between Visual Information Processing and Motor Proficiency in Five-Year-Old Children.
Skovran, Sandra K.
The purpose of this study was to determine if five-year-old children displaying high or low ability to process visual information exhibited the same high-low ability in proficiency of motor tasks which were dependent upon visual information for successful completion. The subjects were 40 five-year-old children who were required to pass a visual acuity screening test. The children were assigned to a high or low group for each of six factors: (1) vision; (2) stationary striking of a ball; (3) moving striking; (4) aerial catching; (5) bounce catching from five feet; and (6) bounce catching from ten feet. It was concluded that no significant relationship existed between visual processes and motor tasks requiring vision for successful completion. A significant difference was found between high-low bounce catch from ten feet on the various visual tasks. The high group performed significantly better on the vision tasks than the low group. It is concluded that this is because this task required a perceptual sophistication not required by the others. (JD)
Descriptors: Kindergarten Children, Observation, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Performance Factors, Psychomotor Skills, Visual Learning, Visual Perception
Motor Development Center, Kent State University School, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242 ($5.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A., Kent State University