The Movement ABC: A cross-cultural comparison of preschool children from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the USA

Susanna M. K. CHOW, Yung-Wen HSU, Sheila E. HENDERSON, Anna L. BARNETT, Sing Kai LO

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the suitability of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (M-ABC) for use in Greater China. Chinese children numbering 255 between the ages of 4 and 6 from Hong Kong and 544 from Taiwan were tested individually on the standardized test contained within the M-ABC. Data from these 799 children were compared to that presented in the test manual for the 493 children of the same age comprising the United States standardization sample. Both within-culture and cross-cultural differences were statistically significant when all items of the M-ABC were examined simultaneously, but effect sizes were too low to be considered meaningful. However, descriptive analysis of the cut-off scores used for impairment detection on the test suggested that adjustments to some items would be desirable for these particular Chinese populations. Copyright © 2006 Human Kinetics, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-48
JournalAdapted Physical Activity Quarterly
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Citation

Chow, S. M. K., Hsu, Y.-W., Henderson, S. E., Barnett, A. L., & Lo, S. K. (2006). The Movement ABC: A cross-cultural comparison of preschool children from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the USA. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 23(1), 31-48. doi: 10.1123/apaq.23.1.31

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