Assessment of movement skill performance in preschool children: Convergent validity between MOT 4-6 and M-ABC

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Abstract

The purpose was to determine the level of agreement between the Motoriktest für Vier- bis Sechsjährige Kinder [MOT 4-6] and the Movement Assessment Battery for Children [M-ABC]. 48 preschool children participated in the study (Mean age = 5 years, 6 months, SD = 3 months). There was high classification agreement (90%) between both tests. A Kappa correlation coef-ficient (0.67) provided moderately strong support for convergent validity. Less agreement was shown in identification of motor difficulties (58%). This was reflected by lower correlation coef-ficients on fine movement cluster and test item level. The MOT 4-6 showed values within the range of similar movement skill performance assessment protocols. Because of its specific focus it may be of meaningful value to assess movement skill competence in typically developing preschool children (ages 4 to 6).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-604
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Sports Science and Medicine
Volume9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010

Bibliographical note

Hakan Gur

Keywords

  • Early childhood
  • psychomotor performance
  • task performance and analysis
  • sports
  • fundamental movement skil
  • exercise

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