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Sharma, Shreela V.; Chuang, Ru-Jye; Skala, Katherine; Atteberry, Heather – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2011
The purpose of this study is describe the initial feasibility, reliability, and validity of an instrument to measure physical activity in preschoolers using direct observation. The System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time for Preschoolers was developed and tested among 3- to 6-year-old children over fall 2008 for feasibility and reliability…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Fitness, Construct Validity
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Williams, Harriet G.; Pfeiffer, Karin A.; Dowda, Marsha; Jeter, Chevy; Jones, Shaverra; Pate, Russell R. – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2009
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable tool for use in assessing motor skills in preschool children in field-based settings. The development of the Children's Activity and Movement in Preschool Study Motor Skills Protocol included evidence of its reliability and validity for use in field-based environments as part of large…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Age Differences, Correlation, Motor Development