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The relation between basic movement skills and perceptual-motor skills in 5 to 7 years old children

Park Hyungmin, Simons Johan

Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to examine the correlation between basic movement skills and perceptual motor skills of children using the Test of Gross Motor Development (TGMD) developed by Ulrich (1985) and the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (M-ABC) developed by Henderson and Sugden (1992). Therefore we firstly excluded gender effects. Thirdly we looked for differences in results according to the age. A total of 40 children (11 boys and 29 girls), 5 to 7 years of age participated. We found an interaction effect of age on the results of TGMD but the results of the M-ABC showed no interaction effect. The Pearson's correlation between Gross Motor Developmental Quotient of the Test of Gross Motor Development and Total Impairment Score of the M-ABC was low (r=0.36, p=.000003). In this study it was found that there was no gender effect on the results of TGMD and the results of the M-ABC on the repeated ANOVA results. The correlation between the results of both tests became lower as the age increased.

Keywords:

Motor development, children

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