Assessment of fundamental movement skills in Australian children: The validation of a fundamental motor skills quotient (FMSQ) / B Hands and F McIntyre

Hands, B and McIntyre, F (2015) Assessment of fundamental movement skills in Australian children: The validation of a fundamental motor skills quotient (FMSQ) / B Hands and F McIntyre. Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation, 11 (1). pp. 1-12. ISSN 1823-3198

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Abstract

The development of proficient fundamental movement skills (FMS) in children is important for physical, cognitive and social development, and to establish a foundation for an active lifestyle. Many teachers, coaches and physical activity program deliverers use real time observation of individual skill performances during physical activities to assess proficiency in young children. However, a valid method to quantify these observations to provide an overall motor competence is not available. Design: A small pilot validation study using the Bland Altman method to compare scores on the McCarron Assessment of Neuromuscular Development (MAND) and a Fundamental Movement Skill Quotient (FMSQ) (M = 100, SD = 15) derived from a composite score for the observed mastery of 4 skills. Methods: Motor competence in 50 children aged between 7 and 8 years was determined using the MAND. These scores were compared to a FMSQ derived from observation scores for the run, hop, overhand throw and jump. Results: The correlation between the two scores was moderate (r = .35, p = .013) and the level of agreement using the Bland Altman method was acceptable. Conclusions: The FMSQ is a valid measure of motor competence when observing and teaching fundamental motor skills in young children.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num.
Hands, BUNSPECIFIED
McIntyre, FUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Games and amusements
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Recreational areas and facilities. Recreation centers
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Outdoor life. Outdoor recreation
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > Sports
Divisions: Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation
ISSN: 1823-3198
Volume: 11
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-12
Item ID: 22097
Uncontrolled Keywords: FMS, children, outcome assessment, motor skills, Bland Altman, motor competence, motor skill assessment
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 03:54
Depositing User: Admin Pendigitan 2 PTAR
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/22097

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