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Robinson, Leah E.; Wadsworth, Danielle D.; Peoples, Christina M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
This study examined the relationship among sex, body mass index, motor skill competence (MSC), perceived physical competence (PPC), and school-day physical activity in preschool students (N = 34). Physical activity was assessed by steps accumulated during the school day, while MSC and PPC were assessed with the Test of Gross Motor Development--2nd…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Body Composition, Psychomotor Skills, Motor Development
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Robinson, Leah E.; Rudisill, Mary E.; Goodway, Jacqueline D. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2009
In Part II of this study, we examined the effect of two 9-week instructional climates (low-autonomy [LA] and mastery motivational climate [MMC]) on perceived physical competence (PPC) in preschoolers (N = 117). Participants were randomly assigned to an LA, MMC, or comparison group. PPC was assessed by a pretest, posttest, and retention test with…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Preschool Children, Competence, Student Attitudes