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Investigating the Age-Related Association between Perceived Motor Competence and Actual Motor Competence in Adolescence

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School of Education, Sports Studies and Physical Education Programme, University College Cork, T12 KX72 Cork, Ireland
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School of Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University, D09 Y5N0 Dublin 9, Ireland
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Research Centre for Applied Biological and Exercise Sciences, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB, UK
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(17), 6361; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176361
Received: 28 July 2020 / Revised: 27 August 2020 / Accepted: 28 August 2020 / Published: 1 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Children, Physical Activity, Exercise and Obesity)
Irish adolescents have been found to possess high perceptions of motor competence. However, there is an evidential value to investigating the strength of the relationship between adolescent perceptions of motor competence and their low levels of actual motor competence. The purpose of this research was to gather data on the fundamental, functional, and perceived motor competence in adolescents, differentiated by year group, to discern if participants could assess their perceptions of ability. Data were collected on adolescents (N = 373; mean age: 14.38 ± 0.87 years; 47.7% female) across six second-level schools in Ireland, including measurements of fundamental movement skills, functional movement, and perceived motor competence. Poor levels of fundamental and functional movement were observed, with significant differences between year groups detected. Participants in 1st year scored the highest in overall fundamental movement skills; however, for overall functional movement, 3rd-year participants scored highest. High levels of perceived motor competence were reported across the entire sample. These scores did not align with actual motor competence, nor did any alignment between these measurements improve with aging, countering theorized age-related associations. Future research should target low levels of actual motor competence while emphasizing the cognitive aspects of movement to ensure greater accuracy between actual and perceived motor competence. View Full-Text
Keywords: functional movement; fundamental movement skills; motor competence; cognition; motor skills functional movement; fundamental movement skills; motor competence; cognition; motor skills
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Philpott, C.; Donovan, B.; Belton, S.; Lester, D.; Duncan, M.; Chambers, F.; O’Brien, W. Investigating the Age-Related Association between Perceived Motor Competence and Actual Motor Competence in Adolescence. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 6361. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176361

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Philpott C, Donovan B, Belton S, Lester D, Duncan M, Chambers F, O’Brien W. Investigating the Age-Related Association between Perceived Motor Competence and Actual Motor Competence in Adolescence. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(17):6361. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176361

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Philpott, Conor, Brian Donovan, Sarahjane Belton, Diarmuid Lester, Michael Duncan, Fiona Chambers, and Wesley O’Brien. 2020. "Investigating the Age-Related Association between Perceived Motor Competence and Actual Motor Competence in Adolescence" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 17: 6361. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176361

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