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Individual, Family, and Environmental Correlates of Motor Competence in Young Children : Regression Model Analysis of Data Obtained from Two Motor Tests (2020)


Niemistö, Donna; Finni, Taija; Cantell, Marja; Korhonen, Elisa; Sääkslahti, Arja (2020). Individual, Family, and Environmental Correlates of Motor Competence in Young Children : Regression Model Analysis of Data Obtained from Two Motor Tests. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (7), 2548. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17072548


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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Niemistö, Donna; Finni, Taija; Cantell, Marja; Korhonen, Elisa; Sääkslahti, Arja

Lehti tai sarja: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

ISSN: 1661-7827

eISSN: 1660-4601

Julkaisuvuosi: 2020

Volyymi: 17

Lehden numero: 7

Artikkelinumero: 2548

Kustantaja: MDPI

Julkaisumaa: Sveitsi

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17072548

Avoin saatavuus: Open access -julkaisukanavassa ilmestynyt julkaisu

Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68558


Tiivistelmä

Physical activity and motor competence (MC) have been considered to be closely related and prevent childhood obesity. The aim of the study was two-fold: to examine MC measured with two different tools in relation to individual, family, and environmental correlates and to investigate gender differences in MC. The Test of Gross Motor Development-Third Edition (TGMD-3) was administered to three- to seven-year-old children (n = 945), while the Körperkoordinationstest für Kinder (KTK) was also used for five- to seven-year-old children (n = 444). The parent questionnaire (n = 936) included questions about individual (e.g., participation in organized sports), family (e.g., parents’ education level), and environmental (e.g., access to sports facilities) correlates. The children’s temperament was assessed using the Colorado Childhood Temperament Inventory (CCTI) questionnaire. Data were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance and linear mixed-effects regression models. The regression models explained 57% and 38% of the variance in TGMD-3 and KTK, respectively. Individual correlates, including older age, more frequent participation in sports, and specific temperament traits of activity and attention span-persistence, were the strongest predictors for better MC. Small gender differences were found in both assessment tools, albeit in a different manner. In conclusion, socioecological correlates of MC in young children are multidimensional, and individual correlates appear to be the most important predictors of MC. Importantly, the correlates can differ according to the MC assessment tools.


YSO-asiasanat: lapset (ikäryhmät); esikouluikäiset; motoriset taidot; koordinaatio (motoriikka); liikuntataidot; taustatekijät; sosiaalinen tausta; temperamentti

Vapaat asiasanat: socioecological model; locomotor skills; ball skills; balance skills; coordination; TGMD-3; KTK; temperament


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OKM-raportointi: Kyllä

Raportointivuosi: 2020

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