A pilot study on the gross motor proficiency of Hong Kong preschoolers aged 5 to 6 years

Mei Yung Hazel LAM, Wendy SCHILLER

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Abstract

Over the past two decades children's fitness levels may have declined (Ross and Pate, 1987; Ignico, 1990; Leung, 1995). Currently, attention is being directed to young children's gross motor performance, assessment procedures and program planning issues. This paper will present findings of a study which investigates the gross motor proficiency of young children in Hong Kong. The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (Subtests 1-5) was used to assess the gross motor proficiency of 320 children aged 5 to 6 years. Gross motor proficiency was measured in terms of their performance on running speed and agility, balance, bilateral coordination, strength and upper-limb coordination. Copyright © 2001 Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-20
JournalEarly Child Development and Care
Volume171
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Citation

Lam, H. M. Y., & Schiller, W. (2001). A pilot study on the gross motor proficiency of Hong Kong preschoolers aged 5 to 6 years. Early Child Development and Care, 171(1), 11-20.

Keywords

  • Gross motor proficiency
  • Hong Kong preschoolers
  • Norms

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