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The Psychomotor Profile of Pupils in Early Childhood Education

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Department of Physical Activity and Sports, University of Murcia, 30720 Santiago de la Ribera-San Javier, Spain
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RESEARCH Group INGESPORTFI, University of Murcia, 30720 Santiago de la Ribera-San Javier, Spain
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Sustainability 2020, 12(6), 2564; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12062564
Received: 18 February 2020 / Revised: 17 March 2020 / Accepted: 20 March 2020 / Published: 24 March 2020
The aim of the article was to find out the psychomotor profile of children in the second cycle of infant education (3–6 years) through an observational cohort study with a prospective character. A total of 277 students participated, 52.7% boys and 47.3% girls, grouped in a control group (52.3%) and an experimental group (47.7%). The McCarthy Scales of Aptitude (MCSA) and Psychomotor Skills for Children, 7th edition, were used. The results showed that, in the global score and its dimensions, the time factor had significant and different influences, according to the control or experimental group. However, there were no significant differences in motor skills with respect to sex. As conclusions, the level of psychomotor development of the sample is close to the average of the development scale used. The time factor is significant when the subjects are subjected to stimulation; therefore, this must be taken into account in any therapeutic or learning process. View Full-Text
Keywords: child development; motor skill; preschool education; educational measurement child development; motor skill; preschool education; educational measurement
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Martínez-Moreno, A.; Imbernón Giménez, S.; Díaz Suárez, A. The Psychomotor Profile of Pupils in Early Childhood Education. Sustainability 2020, 12, 2564.

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