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The Reliability and Validation of the Aquatic Movement Protocol as an Instrument for Assessing Aquatic Motor Competence in Primary Aged Children

Nicole A. Pratt, Michael J. Duncan, Martyn G. Morris, and Samuel W. Oxford

increase in the understanding of motor competence development being an important factor for promoting participation in physical activity and a variety of health benefits ( De Meester et al., 2020 ). Motor competence is defined as the degree of skilled performance in a range of motor tasks including

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Motor Competence–Related Age and Living Environment in Girls: A Cross-Sectional Study

Marziyeh Amraei and Elaheh Azadian

Motor competence is usually defined as the level of fundamental motor skills that children can perform. These movements are the basis for the growth of everyday activities specifically including various sports activities and games; hence, early childhood seems an ideal time to develop and grow

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Does Sedentary Behavior Predict Motor Competence in Young Children?

Daniel das Virgens Chagas, Kylie Hesketh, Katherine Downing, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, and Lisa M. Barnett

physical fitness ( Fitzpatrick et al., 2012 ), and poorer psychological well-being ( Hinkley et al., 2014 ). Furthermore, sedentary behavior may impact aspects of development in young people, such as motor competence. Motor competence is a global term describing goal-directed human movement ( Robinson et

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Association Between Perceived and Actual Motor Competence in Portuguese Children

Vítor Pires Lopes, Linda Saraiva, Celina Gonçalves, and Luis P. Rodrigues

Results from the latest research have shown that actual motor competence development is associated with positive health trajectories, particularly regarding physical activity and weight status (e.g.,  Lopes, Maia, Rodrigues, & Malina, 2011 , 2012 ; Lopes, Stodden, & Rodrigues, 2014 ; Robinson et

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Actual and Perceived Motor Competence Levels of Belgian and United States Preschool Children

Ali Brian, Farid Bardid, Lisa M. Barnett, Frederik J.A. Deconinck, Matthieu Lenoir, and Jacqueline D. Goodway

The importance of physical activity for one’s overall health and well-being is well documented ( World Health Organization, 2010 ). A substantial literature base also supports the association between children’s motor competence and physical activity behaviors ( Figueroa & An, 2017 ; Holfelder

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Perceived Motor Competence in Childhood: Comparative Study Among Countries

Anderson Henry Pereira Feitoza, Rafael dos Santos Henrique, Lisa M. Barnett, Alessandro Hervaldo Nicolai Ré, Vítor Pires Lopes, E. Kipling Webster, Leah E. Robinson, Wivianne A. Cavalcante, and Maria Teresa Cattuzzo

the lower rating in perceived competence ( Jozsa, Wang, Barrett, & Morgan, 2014 ). Perceived motor competence (PMC) is a psychological construct within the sub-domain of physical competence, which refers to the self-judgment of the individual about his/her real motor competence ( Harter, 1978

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The Perceived Motor Competence Questionnaire in Childhood (PMC-C)

Dennis Dreiskaemper, Till Utesch, and Maike Tietjens

within the PSDQ and PSDQ-S), because these terms are quite complex and abstract. For example, Harter ( 1982 ) considers physical self-perception as children’s own perception of their motor competence or motor skills. This idea of this skill-oriented self-perception refers to the fact that children

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Motor Competence Performances Among Girls Aged 7–10 Years: Different Dimensions of the Motor Competence Construct Using Common Assessment Batteries

Zeinab Khodaverdi, Abbas Bahram, Hassan Khalaji, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Farhad Ghadiri, and Wesley O’Brien

Motor competence (MC) has generally been defined as a person’s movement coordination quality, which can be observed when performing different motor skills, ranging on a continuum from gross to fine motor skills ( Utesch & Bardid, 2019 ). MC is a critical part of physical fitness development in

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Enhancing Motor Competence and Physical Activity in Kindergarten

Dimitrios Aivazidis, Fotini Venetsanou, Nikolaos Aggeloussis, Vassilios Gourgoulis, and Antonis Kambas

their health. 6 – 12 Among the key correlates for PA participation is motor competence (MC), 13 with competent children being more active than their peers not only in childhood 14 – 16 but also later in life. 17 – 21 Today, when the investment in PA is thought to be imperative for public health, 22

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Associations Between Parent Perspectives and Motor Competence in Children With CHARGE Syndrome

Pamela Haibach-Beach, Melanie Perreault, Lauren J. Lieberman, and Alexandra Stribing

Motor competence is a global term that includes, but is not limited to, terms such as motor proficiency, motor performance, fundamental motor skills, motor ability, and motor coordination ( Robinson et al., 2015 ). Motor competence may be a critical part of a child’s development in their early