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Tsuda, Emi; Goodway, Jacqueline D.; Famelia, Ruri; Brian, Ali – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: This study examined the extent to which fundamental motor skill competence (FMSC; locomotor and object control skill competence) and perceived physical competence (PPC) predicted physical activity levels and sedentary behaviors during free-play time at preschool. Method: A total of 72 children (girls n = 33, boys n = 39; M[subscript age]…
Descriptors: Correlation, Physical Activities, Play, Self Concept
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MacDonald, Megan; Lipscomb, Shannon; McClelland, Megan M.; Duncan, Rob; Becker, Derek; Anderson, Kim; Kile, Molly – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this article was to examine specific linkages between early visual-motor integration skills and executive function, as well as between early object manipulation skills and social behaviors in the classroom during the preschool year. Method: Ninety-two children aged 3 to 5 years old (M[subscript age] = 4.31 years) were…
Descriptors: Correlation, Visual Perception, Psychomotor Skills, Executive Function
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Niederer, Iris; Kriemler, Susi; Zahner, Lukas; Burgi, Flavia; Ebenegger, Vincent; Marques- Vidal, Pedro; Puder, Jardena J. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
In the Ballabeina study, we investigated age- and BMI-group-related differences in aerobic fitness (20 m shuttle run), agility (obstacle course), dynamic (balance beam) and static balance (balance platform), and physical activity (PA, accelerometers) in 613 children (M age = 5.1 years, SD = 0.6). Normal weight (NW) children performed better than…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Obesity, Comparative Analysis
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Adalbjornsson, Carola F.; Fischman, Mark G.; Rudisill, Mary E. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
The end-state comfort effect has been observed in recent studies of grip selection in adults. The present study investigated whether young children also exhibit sensitivity to end-state comfort. The task was to pick up an overturned cup from a table, turn the cup right side up, and pour water into it. Two age groups (N = 20 per group) were…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Age Differences, Comparative Analysis