Do Irish adolescents have adequate functional movement skill and confidence?

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dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Wesley
dc.contributor.author Duncan, Michael J.
dc.contributor.author Farmer, Orlagh
dc.contributor.author Lester, Diarmuid
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-02T11:47:36Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-02T11:47:36Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation O'Brien, W., Duncan, M. J., Farmer, O. and Lester, D. (2018) 'Do Irish adolescents have adequate functional movement skill and confidence?', Journal of Motor Learning and Development. doi:10.1123/jmld.2016-0067 en
dc.identifier.issn 2325-3193
dc.identifier.issn 2325-2367
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5368
dc.identifier.doi 10.1123/jmld.2016-0067
dc.description.abstract Recent research has shown that post-primary Irish youth are insufficiently active and fail to reach a level of proficiency across basic fundamental movement skills. The purpose of the current research was to gather cross-sectional data on adolescent youth, differentiated by gender, specifically to inform the development of a targeted movement-oriented intervention. Data were collected on adolescents (N=219; mean age: 14.45 ± 0.96 years), within two, mixed gender schools. Data collection included actual and perceived movement measurements; comprising of fundamental movement skills, the functional movement screen, perceived movement confidence and perceived functional confidence. Overall, levels of actual mastery within fundamental and functional movement were low, with significant gender differences observed. Adolescent males scored higher in the overall fundamental movement skill domain (male mean score = 70.87 ± 7.05; female mean score = 65.53 ± 7.13), yet lower within the functional movement screen (male mean score = 13.58 ± 2.59), in comparison to their female counterparts (female mean score = 14.70 ± 2.16). There were high levels of perceived confidence reported within fundamental and functional movement scales. Future intervention strategies should combat the low levels of actual movement skill proficiency, whilst identifying the reasons for higher perceived movement confidence within adolescents. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Human Kinetics, Inc. en
dc.rights © 2017, Human Kinetics, Inc. Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from Journal of Motor Learning and Development. https://doi.org/10.1123/jmld.2016-0067 en
dc.subject Fundamental movement skill en
dc.subject Functional movement screen en
dc.subject Motor development en
dc.title Do Irish adolescents have adequate functional movement skill and confidence? en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Wesley O'Brien, Education, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: wesley.obrien@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-01-29T09:21:39Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Motor Learning and Development en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress wesley.obrien@ucc.ie en
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