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ERIC Number: ED229372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Differences Between Actual Motor Ability and Physical Self-Concept (Perceived Motor Performance/Body Image) of Fifth-Grade Boys.
Boling, Robert; Kirk, Pamela
Differences between high and low perceived physical self-concept and actual motor performance of 120 fifth grade boys were investigated. Self-concept was measured by the Physical Self-Concept Scale. Motor proficiency was measured by a four-item advanced agility/coordination test battery: hand-eye coordination; foot-eye coordination; whole body agility/coordination without running; and whole body agility/coordination with running. Results indicated that there was a difference between the upper and lower third groups on perceived self-concept and actual motor performance. The upper group (high perceived physical self-concept) was high on actual motor performance. The separate motor performance tasks of the whole body agility/coordination with and without running were assessed as the best predictors for actual motor performance. Subjects exhibited a stable self-concept which accurately predicted their actual motor performance. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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