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dc.contributor.authorLaukkanen, A.
dc.contributor.authorBardid, F.
dc.contributor.authorLenoir, M.
dc.contributor.authorLopes, V. P.
dc.contributor.authorVasankari, T.
dc.contributor.authorHusu, P.
dc.contributor.authorSääkslahti, A.
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-17T09:31:47Z
dc.date.available2019-10-17T09:31:47Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationLaukkanen, A., Bardid, F., Lenoir, M., Lopes, V. P., Vasankari, T., Husu, P., & Sääkslahti, A. (2020). Comparison of motor competence in children aged 6‐9 years across northern, central, and southern European regions. <i>Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports</i>, <i>30</i>(2), 349-360. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13578" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13578</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_33262727
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65934
dc.description.abstractThe present study aimed at examining differences in motor competence (MC) in children aged 6 to 9 years old in northern, central, and southern European regions using the Körperkoordinationstest für Kinder (KTK). The secondary aim of the study was to examine interactions between region and children’s age, sex and weight status (determined as healthy weight or overweight/obese). Data was pooled from independent studies conducted in Finland (mean age 7.81 ± 1.19 years, n = 690), Belgium (mean age 8.25 ± 1.09 years, n = 1,896) and Portugal (mean age 8.31 ± 1.02 years, n = 758) between 2008 and 2016. Cross‐cultural differences in MC and interaction effects were tested using ANOVAs and ANCOVAs. Age, sex and BMI percentile were used as covariates. Geographical region significantly explained 19% of the variance in MC, while BMI (5%), sex (3%) and age (0.3%) were significant covariates. The interaction effect of region and age (5%), region and sex (0.6%) and region and BMI (0.2%) on MC was also significant. Cross‐cultural differences in children’s MC seem to increase substantially across 6 to 9 years, independent of the prevalence of overweight or obesity. Girls slightly underperformed in MC compared to boys in regions where the overall level of MC was lower. On the other hand, the association between body weight status and MC seems relatively consistent across the cultures. Future cross‐cultural studies should further explore the influence of individual (e.g. physical activity) and environmental (e.g. physical activity and sport policy) factors on MC development.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons
dc.relation.ispartofseriesScandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
dc.rightsIn Copyright
dc.subject.otherchildhood
dc.subject.othercultural comparison
dc.subject.othermotor assessment
dc.subject.othermotor skills
dc.subject.othermovement skills
dc.subject.otherEurooppa
dc.titleComparison of motor competence in children aged 6‐9 years across northern, central, and southern European regions
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201910174507
dc.contributor.laitosLiikuntatieteellinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Sport and Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineLiikuntapedagogiikkafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineSport Pedagogyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange349-360
dc.relation.issn0905-7188
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume30
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2019 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.subject.ysolapsuus
dc.subject.ysokulttuurienvälinen tutkimus
dc.subject.ysosukupuoli
dc.subject.ysomotoriset taidot
dc.subject.ysoikä
dc.subject.ysokulttuuri
dc.subject.ysokansainvälinen vertailu
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p13735
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p2975
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p5291
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1229
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p372
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p19660
dc.rights.urlhttp://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/?language=en
dc.relation.doi10.1111/sms.13578
jyx.fundinginformationFinnish Ministry of Education and Culture. Grant Number: OKM/48/626/2014


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