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Fundamental motor skill proficiency of Hong Kong children aged 6-9 Years

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posted on 26.04.2016 by Agnes Wai-Yin Pang, Daniel Fong
This study investigated the fundamental motor skill proficiency of Hong Kong children ages 6-9. Ninety-one male and 76 female Chinese students (mean age = 7.6 years) from six local primary schools in Hong Kong participated in this study. The Test of Gross Motor DevelopmentSecond Edition (TGMD-2) was administrated to assess the mastery of gross motor skills by an experienced physical education instructor. The performance was videotaped, and it was rated by the same physical education instructor again (1 week apart) to show the reliability (0.88-0.97). Results showed that the participants were in general superior to the normative samples from the TGMD-2 manual, scoring a gross motor quotient (GMQ) of 56.8-80.9. Overall, 24% of the participants were rated as superior, 36% as above average, 47% as average, and 2% as below average. Excellent proficiency (> 80% in every subitem) was observed in running, galloping, leaping, sliding, catching, and throwing skills. In comparing the results with other studies, we found that the participants were superior to the data reported in previous studies in United States, Brazil, and Australia. This study added valuable information to the establishment of a worldwide normative reference for the comparison of future studies in other countries.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Research in Sports Medicine

Volume

17

Issue

3

Pages

125 - 144

Citation

PANG, A.W-Y. and FONG, D.T-P., 2009. Fundamental motor skill proficiency of Hong Kong children aged 6-9 Years. Research in Sports Medicine, 17(3), pp. 125-144.

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© Taylor & Francis

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2009

Notes

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Research in Sports Medicine on 03rd Sept. 2009, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15438620902897516

ISSN

1543-8627

eISSN

1543-8635

Language

en

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