Next Article in Journal
One Year Follow Up Efficacy of the Coping Power Universal and Its Relations with Teachers’ Occupational Stress
Next Article in Special Issue
Children with Poor Motor Skills Have Lower Health-Related Fitness Compared to Typically Developing Children
Previous Article in Journal
Parents and Peers in Child and Adolescent Development: Preface to the Special Issue on Additive, Multiplicative, and Transactional Mechanisms
Previous Article in Special Issue
Parents’ Perspectives on Adaptive Sports in Children with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities
Article

The 24-h Movement Compositions in Weekday, Weekend Day or Four-Day Periods Differentially Associate with Fundamental Movement Skills

1
Human Sciences Research Centre, University of Derby, Derby DE22 1GB, UK
2
Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences, Coventry University, Coventry CV1 5RW, UK
3
Centre for Intelligent Healthcare, Coventry University, Coventry CV1 5RW, UK
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Zoe Knowles
Children 2021, 8(10), 828; https://doi.org/10.3390/children8100828
Received: 11 August 2021 / Revised: 14 September 2021 / Accepted: 20 September 2021 / Published: 22 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Physical Activity and Exercise Science for Children)
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between weekday, weekend day and four-day physical activity (PA) behaviours and fundamental movement skills (FMS) in British preschool children from a low socio-economic status background using compositional data analysis (CoDA). One hundred and eighty-five preschool children aged 3–4 years provided objectively assessed PA and sedentary behaviour (SB) data (GENEActiv accelerometer) and FMS (TGMD-2). The association of 24-h movement behaviours with FMS was explored using CoDA and isotemporal substitution (R Core Team, 3.6.1). When data were considered compositionally (SB, light PA (LPA), moderate and vigorous PA (MVPA)) and adjusted for age, BMI and sex, the weekday-derived composition predicted total motor competence (r2 = 0.07), locomotor (r2 = 0.08) and object control skills (r2 = 0.09); the weekend day-derived composition predicted total motor competence (r2 = 0.03) and object control skills (r2 = 0.03), the 4-day-derived composition predicted total motor competence (r2 = 0.07), locomotor (r2 = 0.07) and object control skills (r2 = 0.06) (all p < 0.05). Reallocation of 5 min of LPA at the expense of any behaviour was associated with significant improvements in total motor competence, locomotor and object control skills; for weekend-derived behaviours, MVPA was preferential. Considering movement behaviours over different time periods is required to better understand the effect of the 24-h movement composition on FMS in preschool children. View Full-Text
Keywords: physical activity; fundamental movement skills; compositional data analysis; preschool children physical activity; fundamental movement skills; compositional data analysis; preschool children
MDPI and ACS Style

Roscoe, C.M.P.; Duncan, M.J.; Clark, C.C.T. The 24-h Movement Compositions in Weekday, Weekend Day or Four-Day Periods Differentially Associate with Fundamental Movement Skills. Children 2021, 8, 828. https://doi.org/10.3390/children8100828

AMA Style

Roscoe CMP, Duncan MJ, Clark CCT. The 24-h Movement Compositions in Weekday, Weekend Day or Four-Day Periods Differentially Associate with Fundamental Movement Skills. Children. 2021; 8(10):828. https://doi.org/10.3390/children8100828

Chicago/Turabian Style

Roscoe, Clare M.P., Michael J. Duncan, and Cain C.T. Clark. 2021. "The 24-h Movement Compositions in Weekday, Weekend Day or Four-Day Periods Differentially Associate with Fundamental Movement Skills" Children 8, no. 10: 828. https://doi.org/10.3390/children8100828

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop