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Actual and Perceived Motor Competence, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Physical Activity, and Weight Status in Schoolchildren : Latent Profile and Transition Analyses (2022)


Kolunsarka, I., Gråstén, A., Huhtiniemi, M., & Jaakkola, T. (2022). Actual and Perceived Motor Competence, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Physical Activity, and Weight Status in Schoolchildren : Latent Profile and Transition Analyses. Journal of motor learning and development, 10(3), 449-468. https://doi.org/10.1123/jmld.2022-0014


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All authors or editorsKolunsarka, Iiris; Gråstén, Arto; Huhtiniemi, Mikko; Jaakkola, Timo

Journal or seriesJournal of motor learning and development

ISSN2325-3193

eISSN2325-3215

Publication year2022

Volume10

Issue number3

Pages range449-468

PublisherHuman Kinetics

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1123/jmld.2022-0014

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open accessChannel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/84396


Abstract

Engagement in physical activity plays a central role in the prevention and treatment of childhood overweight/obesity. However, some children may lack the skills and confidence to be physically active. This 3-year follow-up study aimed to form profiles based on cardiorespiratory fitness, actual motor competence, perceived motor competence, physical activity, and weight status, and to examine if these profiles remain stable from late childhood to early adolescence. All these variables were annually assessed in 1,162 Finnish schoolchildren (girls = 583 and boys = 564, Mage = 11.27 ± 0.32 years). Latent profile analysis was used to identify profiles and latent transition analysis to examine the stability of latent statuses. Three profiles were identified: normal weight with high movement, normal weight with low movement, and overweight–obese with low movement. Profile memberships remained relatively stable over time, indicating that children with low actual and perceived motor competence, cardiorespiratory fitness, and physical activity in late childhood also tended to exhibit these characteristics in early adolescence.


Keywordsdevelopment of motor skillsyouthchildren (age groups)physical activitymotor functionsphysical trainingphysical fitnessyoung peoplepubertymotivation (mental objects)

Free keywordsmotor development; adolescence; children


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Reporting Year2022

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